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Re: I'm not convinced (but want to be)

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:56 am
by TomW
I gotta admit. Yesterday i was out kitefoiling. It was a bit "mowing the lawn". So please keep the advice on learning coming.

Yesterday would have been perfect learning conditions....

My plan was to use my 100cm gong carbon mast and buy XL Pro wing set. ( 78-80 kg depending on beer consumption). Its not that much money, and I am fully proficient on the 100cm mast.
Then i was thinking of getting the Gong Hipe inflatable in 5-3 110L. It will fit in my car and i can deflate it just a bit in storage.
Alternative is Zuma wood 6-3 at 105L.

Re: I'm not convinced (but want to be)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:06 am
by OzBungy
This is what R Naish has to say about winging

https://www.iksurfmag.com/issue82/?page=81

Re: I'm not convinced (but want to be)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:35 am
by jatem
OzBungy wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:06 am
This is what R Naish has to say about winging

https://www.iksurfmag.com/issue82/?page=81
Robby says "The windsurfers and surfers are crossing over, but the kiters seem to be the last guys to cross over. If you're already kiteboarding in a place where you have the conditions, and you have space, you are already out there, and kiteboarding is pretty dam rad. Wingsurfing feels like you're mowing the lawn compared to that"

Wing foiling is sure to be more enjoyable with cross shore wind and waves in Maui, compared to the guys mowing the lawn at my local.

Re: I'm not convinced (but want to be)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:23 pm
by windmaker
jatem wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:35 am
OzBungy wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:06 am
This is what R Naish has to say about winging

https://www.iksurfmag.com/issue82/?page=81
Robby says "The windsurfers and surfers are crossing over, but the kiters seem to be the last guys to cross over. If you're already kiteboarding in a place where you have the conditions, and you have space, you are already out there, and kiteboarding is pretty dam rad. Wingsurfing feels like you're mowing the lawn compared to that"

Wing foiling is sure to be more enjoyable with cross shore wind and waves in Maui, compared to the guys mowing the lawn at my local.
Fact is that Wingsurfing technique has no relation to kiteboarding with a TT. The only ones crossing over are the kiters either riding surfboards or hydrofoils because they appreciate the wave potential and glide sensation the wing provides .
Winsurfers and surfers are crossing over because wingfoiling technique is close to windsurfing and surf foiling.