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Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

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Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby Hugh2 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:18 pm

Most excellent. Wing-surfing in its purest form.

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby PrfctChaos » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:17 am

I'm not sure if getting towed in by a jetski holding a wing is the purest form...

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby bragnouff » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:35 am

PrfctChaos wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:17 am
I'm not sure if getting towed in by a jetski holding a wing is the purest form...
Exactly! And I find it a bit disingenuous that the editing purposefully omits to show the few seconds before each take off on the waves. It'd still be an interesting thing to see, at least once. But doing so would reveal the inconvenient truth that the wing, unlike a windsurf sail or a kite, doesn't replace the jetski to tow yourself into a wave.

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby Hugh2 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:19 am

PrfctChaos wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:17 am
I'm not sure if getting towed in by a jetski holding a wing is the purest form...
Oops, missed that!

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby bigtone667 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:46 am

Still pretty impressive. I imagine they need a little bitty tiny front foil wing for a wave that fast and steep.

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby jumptheshark » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:23 am

He’s not foiling.

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby Flyboy » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:54 am

bragnouff wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:35 am
PrfctChaos wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:17 am
I'm not sure if getting towed in by a jetski holding a wing is the purest form...
Exactly! And I find it a bit disingenuous that the editing purposefully omits to show the few seconds before each take off on the waves. It'd still be an interesting thing to see, at least once. But doing so would reveal the inconvenient truth that the wing, unlike a windsurf sail or a kite, doesn't replace the jetski to tow yourself into a wave.
Do you know that he was towed onto the waves? I don't see that anywhere - it could be edited out, but just because there is a jet ski picking him after after his run doesn't necessarily mean he was towed onto the wave. It could be that the problem is he's using such a small (tow) board that it doesn't have enough flotation to allow him to pump onto the wave ... while a bigger board would be unmanageable once on the wave.

Does this seem like a better bet than windsurfing Jaws? I don't see it. Just Kai experimenting with the possibilities.

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby bigtone667 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:33 am

jumptheshark wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:23 am
He’s not foiling.
And that's how small the foil was..... lol

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Re: Flying the Wing over Jaws - Kai Lenny

Postby Tone » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:38 am

I think it looks kooky AF.


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