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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby airsail » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:47 am

Winging is fun above 15 knots, yes you can go out in less but it is fairly boring compared to kitefoil in those lighter conditions.
I do both but only wing when there is wind swell about, eg above 15 knots or when the conditions make it unsuitable for kitefoil.

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:05 pm

jkrug wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:26 pm
Topaz wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:01 pm
jkrug wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:42 pm
i have friends who don't kite anymore due to winging. they're that hooked on it. but as they sit on the beach waiting for the wind to be enough to wing,..
What's the bottom end for winging?
i suspect that depends on multiple factors (skill level, wing size, foil size, winger size, etc), but my experience is in the 12-15 mph range i'm out kite foiling, and not one winger is out. around 16 mph and up they seem to start around here.

Eventhough mph is hard to reflect on, extremely rare used as a unit for wind speed.

12-15 mph is 5.4 to 6.7 m/s or 10.4 to 13 knots.
And 16 mph is 7.2 m/s or 13.9 knots.

Agree, unless you have dedicated big wings and foilwings, the majority ride from 7 m/s and up, but 6-7 m/s (12-14 knots approx) are many riding in too now, and works great in this wind when waves.

The gap is not that big in numbers, but in real life it is...
You dont wanna be stuck in a tad too low wind, where you could go kitefoiling.

So no, it is by no means a replacement for kitefoiling, where you can ride in 9 knots with a 6 m2 kite if you like, and excellent fun in waves.

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby PullStrings » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:16 pm

That thread is dying sooo slow

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby plummet » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:12 pm

I have gone full circle and now primarily back to mutant riding. Its just suits my style better. Plus locally the good waves are right where there are boulders sub surface. So you need to foil further out. On the mutant I jump the boulders that jut out of the water.....

I still foil. But only when conditions are shithouse for mutant riding.
I do enjoy an good adventure ride.
I once tacked upwind 22km (as the crow flies) past the port around some islands and to another town then blazed back to where I started. That was the session to behold.

When there is 20 knots and a decent swell then I'm in the waves jump and wave ride.

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