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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby ap888 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:51 pm

^^looks kind of fun...expect the part when you constantly have the wing tip going in the water and having to always make sure it's high enough...happens much less with a foil but still happens (saw in vids) that would be super annoying that's the only thing really not so nice about the batwings other then that seem to be good :thumb:

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby kitecomedy » Wed May 01, 2019 9:16 am

scottnorby wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:26 pm
Sup 110 liters and almost no wind
:D :lol:


just joking...

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby JakeFarley » Wed May 01, 2019 1:06 pm

"Scootching" :thumb: reminded me of pumping a foil.

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm

It still looks odd and goofy, not smooth or aestethic in any way, compared to every other wind discipline, windsurf or windfoil or kitesurf or kitefoil or whatever.
And eventhough everyone says it works with small wings in little wind, we always see loads of wind in the videos, where you could even ride with a windsurf waveboard if you wanted to :rollgrin:

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby windmaker » Tue May 21, 2019 9:43 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm
It still looks odd and goofy, not smooth or aestethic in any way, compared to every other wind discipline, windsurf or windfoil or kitesurf or kitefoil or whatever.
And eventhough everyone says it works with small wings in little wind, we always see loads of wind in the videos, where you could even ride with a windsurf waveboard if you wanted to :rollgrin:

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter
Same for me, could be wrong but don't understand the urge some big brands have to bring this to the market asap. Could be the "missed the kitefoil beginning" syndrome from Naish, Slingshot, duotone etc.

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby rynhardt » Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter
Yeah I feel the same way about those weird hydrofoil boards :rollgrin:

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby ronnie » Tue May 21, 2019 11:50 am

rynhardt wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter
Yeah I feel the same way about those weird hydrofoil boards :rollgrin:
Foiling didn't really catch on at the start. Only when it became more efficient and practical did it start to really grow.

The wings look inefficient and awkward now, but they have room to become more efficient and handle better - and riders will become more skilled, switch stance etc. The wing is more suited to foiling, and will be particularly good for flying tacks.


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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue May 21, 2019 2:39 pm

windmaker wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:43 am
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm
It still looks odd and goofy, not smooth or aestethic in any way, compared to every other wind discipline, windsurf or windfoil or kitesurf or kitefoil or whatever.
And eventhough everyone says it works with small wings in little wind, we always see loads of wind in the videos, where you could even ride with a windsurf waveboard if you wanted to :rollgrin:

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter

Same for me, could be wrong but don't understand the urge some big brands have to bring this to the market asap. Could be the "missed the kitefoil beginning" syndrome from Naish, Slingshot, duotone etc.

Could be, so now they dont wanna miss the bus once more :rollgrin:

8) Peter

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby junebug » Tue May 21, 2019 2:41 pm

ronnie wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:50 am


Foiling didn't really catch on at the start. Only when it became more efficient and practical did it start to really grow.

The wings look inefficient and awkward now, but they have room to become more efficient and handle better - and riders will become more skilled, switch stance etc.
I don’t think foiling caught on because it became more efficient and practical. I think it caught on because the big boys like LF, SS, Naish, etc. started making aluminum setups designed for beginners and priced them relatively cheaply.

IMHO, the wings will never catch on. It’s not a problem with the equipment design. It’s a problem with the equipment concept. Why use a wing when a kite is so much more versatile? This feels like a step back, and my prediction is that the brands pushing it will drop it in short order.


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