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Setup for glide waveriding

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:48 pm
by LeoLeal
Guys,

I searched a lot but I can't find videos on YouTube neither here about glide waveriding, actually I don't know if this term exist but what I mean is just ride a wave (that doesn't break) straight forward with minimum kite input or power. Feel that you are driving by the wave.

If someone is doing this, can you tell you setup and conditions?

Re: Setup for glide waveriding

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:26 pm
by tomtom
we all doing this. Or at least trying to. Any foil is capable to do this but surf ones /big ones/ are much better. Moses onda 633 or 790. You need kite with DRIFT though.

Re: Setup for glide waveriding

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:08 am
by PrfctChaos
If you are after maximum glide on small bumps... Might be best reading up on what gear the downwind foiling guys are using.

Re: Setup for glide waveriding

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:22 am
by tkaraszewski
Get a wing foil setup

Re: Setup for glide waveriding

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:51 pm
by slowboat
Hard to use a big wave foil with a kite and also hard to fully depower a kite and still manage it while doing your wave glide. Much easier and more pure wave riding with a wing ding thing.

Re: Setup for glide waveriding

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:05 pm
by Janus
slowboat wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:51 pm
Hard to use a big wave foil with a kite and also hard to fully depower a kite and still manage it while doing your wave glide. Much easier and more pure wave riding with a wing ding thing.
Don't have experience with a wingding (yet) but my Koolv2 1200cm frontwing with my Peak4 3m & 5m gives me a smile from ear to ear while riding on a wind wave in almost complete silence.. I am not an expert but I don't find it really difficult but of course a level up from flying in flat water.