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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby PullStrings » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:36 pm

By this time next year there will be a bunch of those hand held things for sale

Will they be in the classifieds of IWINDSURF.COM or IKITESURF.COM ??

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby elguapo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:04 pm

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/more or less the same upwind ability....at 1% the cost of a stringless kite

//note the massive performance advantage of umbrella compared to a stringless kites @ the 20 sec mark

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#shhhh
#loyaltotheumbrella
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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby elguapo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 pm

while its universally accepted that the umbrella is the undisputed king of sup foilsurfing with wind assistance fun...
...i believe the new inflatable pineapples have potential.

while it may lack the higher speed stability of an umbrella(or even a carrot)
...the low end of a pineapple is really impressive.

it has the potential to be the next big thing...

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby Matteo V » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:11 pm

elguapo wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 pm
while its universally accepting that the umbrella is the undisputed king of sup foilsurfing with wind assistance fun...
...i believe the new inflatable pineapples have potential.
Mary frikin Poppins!

This thread and controversy on these has got to be more than the MFG's could have ever hoped for, as far as advertising.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby elguapo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:50 pm

a rising tide lifts all boats bro..
all those gremlins out there with money in their pockets...they'll buy our pointless crap bc we put it on the gram...and make nice vids on myface.


i mean between these stringless kites and my surf umbrellas and foiled pants...
this whole downwind thing will be banking bro
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its innovation man...

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby foilholio » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:18 pm

Whats the low end on a golf umbrella?

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:30 pm

do you guys think unhooked launch is safer with umbrella ?
what would be a proper umbrellas quiver for a 200 lbs rider riding only in narrow wind range of 6-49 knots?

I'd assume that a pumping rider is hell of advanced so he should be able to change direction or stop abruptly which diminishes his right of way. nice to know

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby Greenturtle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:42 pm

Meanwhile, at Ocean Rodeo headquarters....

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby JakeFarley » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:01 pm

The umbrella has a tendency to invert in high winds. The pineapple has a definite advantage in case the wind drops you can sun yourself on top of it as you drift with the tide.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:10 pm

JakeFarley wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:01 pm
The umbrella has a tendency to invert in high winds. The pineapple has a definite advantage in case the wind drops you can sun yourself on top of it as you drift with the tide.
So umbrella needs octa-ripstop, lots of Dacron and proper bridle expert. How else would it cost $1400?

Pinapple is obviously no match for its ram air version, but self-rescue is a good argument.

Do umbrellas come with a leash?


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