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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby fluidity » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:38 am

We will see wingsurfing get it's own dedicated forum, likely not here. I'm an ex windsurfer, current kite boarder but I can see the big attractions of wingsurfing. Not the big air adrenaline rush, but the depowered wave ride freedom and not having a mast. As the young guy above shows, using the lift of the wing to aid waterstarting but without the weight of a mast. Nothing else I can think of has the freedom of switching the wind on and off, the mast of a wind surf rig is an obstacle around your footing and the mast foor attachment position is non intuitive because it pivots the sail around the harness lines and boom grip.

I am curious about a few things, much has been made of hard boom(like the duotone) ability to roll the boom to lift the tip from the water, is it really that much of a problem with inflatable type booms?

And the double inflateable boom wing from S.A., looks prebalanced for riding, to naturally keep the far side of the wing up a bit but to fly it off centre?? how does it behave jumping waves?

And in general, OK, you're not up in the air for long with a wing, but I don't see easy control happening mid air?? Maybe it's in the way you swing your weight around under it...

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:53 am

fluidity wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:38 am
We will see wingsurfing get it's own dedicated forum, likely not here.
where have you been the last week?

It's live already!

viewforum.php?f=201

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby Whattheflock » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:59 pm

fluidity wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:38 am
We will see wingsurfing get it's own dedicated forum, likely not here.
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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby fluidity » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:00 am

Toby wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:53 am
fluidity wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:38 am
We will see wingsurfing get it's own dedicated forum, likely not here.
where have you been the last week?

It's live already!

viewforum.php?f=201
I know, I'm on it too, thanks Toby! :D
But I suspect wingies will at some stage get their own forum untainted by kiteboarders claiming it's not fun and windsurfers complaining about whatever windsurfers complain about when they see a similar but different sport. I appreciate this forum, especially the DIY section. Good moderation of any beginners threads will do a lot to keep people fresh with their own learning trials, tribulations and joys and in a mood to pass it on to newbs like me looking to progress. Hey, I'm so newb at winging I only have a mast base and mast on order and am planning to make/buy the rest :D The diffuculty factor of kiting and windsurfing is enough to put off a lot of people who are barely up to even the challenge of getting wet. Winging is going to bring new people in droves due to the ease of learning.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby irwe » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:01 am

I see Winging exploding in popularity for the masses when the SUP companies produce more boards that are wider and have a fin (fins) that allow for up wind SUPing. Then Snowinging (skis, skates) on frozen lakes and fields in the Winter season.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby scottnorby » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:46 am

PullStrings wrote:
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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I think it surprised a lot of people
Its a lot of fun---and surprisingly easy

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby PullStrings » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:36 pm

scottnorby wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:46 am
I think it surprised a lot of people
Its a lot of fun---and surprisingly easy
Wingsurf Wings for sale on Ikitesurf :
Just counted 19 of them
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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby PullStrings » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:59 pm

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby slowboat » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:44 am

PullStrings wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:36 pm
scottnorby wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:46 am
I think it surprised a lot of people
Its a lot of fun---and surprisingly easy
Wingsurf Wings for sale on Ikitesurf :
Just counted 19 of them
People who don’t wing will never understand. People who do will know that this is a sign of enthusiasm not decline. There are so many new products hitting the market that people are constantly upgrading and trying new wings.

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Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Postby scottnorby » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:28 am

I agree
It seems to scare some people
It looks pretty hectic....and at first it is.
But definitely easier than learning to kite.
Its cool to meet the the positive thinkers getting to winging now

A good progression into it should be :

-- Commit by buying a board which will work for wingfoiling and a good larger sized foil

-- learn to foil behind the boat, or with a kite on that setup

-- The boat doesn't need to be much more than a 10hp - just get foil time

-- A good board for winging can also be a good board for learning behind a boat because it is thick and wide for float and stability

-- when you have learned how to foil..... just buy yourself a wing and get at it on that same board

Its a new freedom ----and has so many accessible spots worldwide


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