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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby OzBungy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:43 am

lederhosen wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Has someone pointed out that the wing is in front of your face and needs to be held up with your arms the entire time?
If there's wind then the wing will hold your arms up.

A windsurfing sail is in front of the whole rider. They have very limited vision through the sail.

I think the idea of the wing is to catch a wave then hold the leading edge in one hand while you foilsurf with no power from the wing, or do a downwinder where you use the wing to move between swells or to get back up on the foil if you need to.

I spend a lot of time riding swells with the kite depowered. It's still necessary to keep some tension in the lines to stop the kite falling. That little bit of tension is enough to add some power to the foil so it's a bit of a stretch to call it surfing.

I'm certainly not dashing out to buy a wing, but I can imagine using it on those 40-50 knot days when it's a bit silly to try and fly a kite.

When I first saw Wipika kites I though they were hugely expensive and a bit stupid. 20 years later ...
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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby cglazier » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 am

Reports are that a 5m wing works in 8 knots of wind. Th

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby lederhosen » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:04 am

I have not tried a big sup foil. How easy is it to get on the foil with a small kite? Do small waves help?

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby Slappysan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:02 am

It's interesting to note that Kai was riding a SUP board with that Ozone wing and if there was anyone I would have expected to ride a sub 50L board with a wing it would be Kai.

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby ronnie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 am

Toby wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Jfoil wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Ozone is trying them now too.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/BwPsIRqhgnM/
Nothing to see
Its using a different video format.
If it still won't play - click on the 3 dots in the top right of your screen and switch to Internet Explorer.

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby ronnie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:34 am

YouTube clips from Naish.



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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:44 am

cglazier wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 am
Reports are that a 5m wing works in 8 knots of wind. Th
I'm highly skeptical about what their definition of "works" may be...

The Kitewing on concrete with hockey skates needed a good stiff blow ... if I had to, I'd have to guess 12 to 15 knots was a pretty sedate session.

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby a99 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 am

Definitely it must be transparent material still.

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:10 pm



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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:31 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:44 am
cglazier wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 am
Reports are that a 5m wing works in 8 knots of wind. Th
I'm highly skeptical about what their definition of "works" may be...

The Kitewing on concrete with hockey skates needed a good stiff blow ... if I had to, I'd have to guess 12 to 15 knots was a pretty sedate session.
Bear in mind that Robbie used a 4.7m sail to film a load of promo material for the windfoil videos (and he was talking similarly low wind strengths in that). Based on that it doesn't seem unlikely. Remember that he's not a heavy guy either.


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