That just sounds like you're a more experienced kite foiler than wing foiler. Kite foiling certainly isn't easy when you're learning. I agree it appears to take a lot less effort when you're skilled ... although I still notice considerable fatigue after a decent kite foiling session.joekitetime wrote: ↑Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Put another way, kite foiling is half assed winging. Kite foiling is so easy, requires so little physical effort or mental attention, that it makes me sleepy and dream of doing other things while I do it. Winging, on the other hand, requires more physical effort and mental energy, so it is a great way to break the boredom of kite foiling. Sure, I bust out my kite when I'm tired and don't feel like putting in the energy of winging. Kite foiling is half assed, easy peasy, kinda boring, a good way to relax and catch some rays on a relaxing afternoon. But, then I man up and go out for a workout, winging, and feel much better about doing it!
Good video from Robby Naish:
What I find disappointing is he doesn't really "surf" any waves/swell - more or less just rides downwind ... although it is described as a "speed test". Noticeable how wingers seem to completely outnumber windsurfers & Kiters at Kanaha.