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galewarning
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Vayu Wings

Postby galewarning » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:10 am

Just saw this on Linkedin. There's another wing on the market, Vayu. Boards and kites to follow?

https://vayu.world/

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Re: Vayu Wings!

Postby windmaker » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:57 am

Question is, who isn't making wings these says?

Checked the website, 2000 euros+ boards advertised as super lightweight but no mention of what you are actually paying for, the weight...

Everything is either out of stock or has a month delivery time.

F-One colors for the wings and design look like it was made for Vuarnet sunglasses.

Looks good! :thumb:

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Re: Vayu Wings

Postby fluidity » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:59 am

Designer Bill Hansen is ex-switch kites. They ditched him and went to contract designers to drop the costs and (I think) get designs with lower bar pressure. I think Bill Hansen has an aeronautical design background... closer to wings than kites. Interesting that they also are coming out with a combined hard/soft boom design like Eleveight(first)? and then Duotone.

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Re: Vayu Wings

Postby fluidity » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:05 am

* I got told about the eleveight hybrid design back in mid 2020

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Re: Vayu Wings

Postby irwe » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:41 am

I am hoping the front luff handle is big enough to accomodate Winter gloves.

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Re: Vayu Wings

Postby galewarning » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:13 pm

Re: boom - What caught my eye is Bill's folding bridge-boom design, which seems like a clever way to support the center strut and allow for a wide variety of hand placements to control the wing, instead of fixed handles.
Re: comments about cost, availability, etc. - I think the web site went live just this week. In these Covid times, I'm sure launching a new brand is quite the challenge.
fluidity wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:59 am
Designer Bill Hansen ...Interesting that they also are coming out with a combined hard/soft boom design ....


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