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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby windmaker » Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:55 am

adriatic wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:03 pm
Wing jumps will never amaze spectators the way kite jumps doIMG_0285.jpeg
Besides the fact that who cares about spectators, Wingfoiling should not be compared to kiteflying as the technique is completely different, more like windsurfing.

For those in the know-how, the difference between landing a simple back loop with a kite versus with a Wing is huge.

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby matth » Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:36 pm

Like all things wing vs kite.....kites rule in every way. I keep watching and wondering how this inferior sport has captured such attention......lol

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby Dontsink » Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:39 pm

matth wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:36 pm
I keep watching and wondering how this inferior sport has captured such attention......lol

I remember us windsurfers saying something like that back in the day matth :)

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby matth » Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:20 pm

Dontsink wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:39 pm
matth wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:36 pm
I keep watching and wondering how this inferior sport has captured such attention......lol

I remember us windsurfers saying something like that back in the day matth :)
Hmmm, not really. I was a windsurfer and was always jealous of the kiters because I realized kites had significant advantages. Winging is a major downgrade from kiting IMO....

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby addictedtofoil » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:16 pm

For me it's about being on foil so I do both, but mainly kite foil freestyle as the wind isn't usually over 15 knots steady, and below that at 95-100 kg winging isn't much fun to be honest, have to use a big heavy floaty board and you loose the "attachment to the foil" feeling.

They (kite and wing) foil compliment each other quite nicely, when it's windier I wing and lighter I kite foil free style and can jump crazy high > 10m in less than 15 knots of wind and I can land softly on foil.

I doubt a 6m wing can boost me high on a wing at all and haven't even tried as I am sure I'd come down hard as my 9m foil kite doesn't hold me up there for long! I leave the jumping to kiting.

Winging opens up a lot more spots too where kiting is prohibited.


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