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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby juandesooka » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 pm

scottnorby wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:56 pm
You seem so upset by it?
It is just a kid showing the potential for the wing to hold a lot of wind.

Take a deep breath.
Its just a fun toy to play with.
Egos don't need to be threatened.
You don't have to worry about it taking attention away from you on the beach.
It will be ok guys.

The wingers wont ruin kiteboarding
This comment adapted from another forum: remember how windsurfers acted when kiting was starting out, all pissy, sourpuss, and high n mighty judgemental? And how all the kiters made fun of them for being set in their ways, unimaginative, grumpy old farts? Look in mirror.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby Matteo V » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:13 am

juandesooka wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 pm
scottnorby wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:56 pm
You seem so upset by it?
It is just a kid showing the potential for the wing to hold a lot of wind.

Take a deep breath.
Its just a fun toy to play with.
Egos don't need to be threatened.
You don't have to worry about it taking attention away from you on the beach.
It will be ok guys.

The wingers wont ruin kiteboarding
This comment adapted from another forum: remember how windsurfers acted when kiting was starting out, all pissy, sourpuss, and high n mighty judgemental? And how all the kiters made fun of them for being set in their ways, unimaginative, grumpy old farts? Look in mirror.
The windsurfing vs kite thing was completely justified with the danger that kiters posed to windsurfers back in the day of only C-kites. This does not exist with any rivalry that you may think kitesurfing vs wingsurfing has today. Kiters are still the danger, and this new iteration of an old windsport is more innocuous than windsurfing was. No question that if wingsurfing was already established and kitesurfing was new to the scene, the flak would be going the other way - and for good reason.

So you really have to read through the criticisms of kiters on wingsurfing as simply stating "why would you bother with wingsurfing if you kite already?" And just like Burt Renolds character, Lewis, said in one of Burt's movies, the answer is "because it's there".
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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby PullStrings » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:39 am

1975...Windsurfing
The days of holding a nice teak boom with no harness
Favorite thing to do way back then was to get a on full plane with the water spraying like a geyser out of the daggerboard well !!


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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby juandesooka » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:32 pm

PullStrings wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:39 am
1975...Windsurfing
The days of holding a nice teak boom with no harness
Favorite thing to do way back then was to get a on full plane with the water spraying like a geyser out of the daggerboard well !!
haha, we used to drag one of these behind a boat, with people sitting on it. First timers would get a bottom cleaning. :lol:

Modern version of this: through-hull holes added to my kitesurf board, for a combo foil travel option. When kitesurfing it, shoots out the holes, with no booties it's like one of those foot massagers, bonus!

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby Matteo V » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:17 pm

juandesooka wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:32 pm
PullStrings wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:39 am
1975...Windsurfing
The days of holding a nice teak boom with no harness
Favorite thing to do way back then was to get a on full plane with the water spraying like a geyser out of the daggerboard well !!
haha, we used to drag one of these behind a boat, with people sitting on it. First timers would get a bottom cleaning. :lol:

Modern version of this: through-hull holes added to my kitesurf board, for a combo foil travel option. When kitesurfing it, shoots out the holes, with no booties it's like one of those foot massagers, bonus!
Buy a candle at Walmart, light it and use the wax to drip into the holes with a piece of metal pressed up against the bottom of the board. Works great for temporarily filling the holes. PITA if you have no shelter from the wind to do this, though. Still, less messy than cleaning up tape residue.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby BWD » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:06 am

Surf wax. Reusable and no tools needed.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby ronnie » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:43 am


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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby scottnorby » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:30 am

Not as many videos about the pure struggle learning.....but its worth it.
Sean Rueland in Washington says he has 'wing fever'
We don't think he has kited since getting his wingsurf setup?
Foils will get huge
Wings will get a little bigger- as big as possible
Sink starting is happening

Learning takes time - tenacity - and resilience
This is not likely to ever be a chubby dad, part time, sport
It definitely requires commitment


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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby ronnie » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:33 pm

Waist-deep starting.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby ronnie » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:47 pm

13 years after his father showed you could ride a directional kiteboard with a KiteWing, Nathan Van Vuuren using an inflatable wing to ride a surf board in a similar 30 to 38 knots of wind.



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