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Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

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New, started wingfoilng as my first experience.
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Kitefoiling freestyle/wave, now almost only wingfoiling.
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Kitefoiling freestyle/wave, now ALSO wingfoiling.
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53%
Kitefoiling racegear, now almost only wingfoiling.
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5%
Kitefoiling racegear, now ALSO wingfoiling.
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5%
Windfoiling, now almost only wingfoiling.
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Windfoiling, now ALSO wingfoiling.
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Other windboard sports, now almost only wingfoiling.
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5%
Other windboard sports, now ALSO wingfoiling.
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Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:39 pm

Wingfoil is AWESOME :thumb:

Interested to see how many has changed to wingfoil, and how many do other sports and like them as well.
This will change over time - I will post my take on the ups and downs (for me, an old guy but a true waterman) later.
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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby slowboat » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:23 pm

Was passionate about kitefoiling in waves. Started winging about 6 months ago and since then, wingfoil sessions=105, kite sessions=3.
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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby oldkiter » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:43 pm

I want to live where slowboat lives!!!!!!!

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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby OzBungy » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:07 am

Still dealing with the "kite foiling with the hand brake on" problem.

Light wind? Go out and be fully powered on a kite foil. Carving tacks and jumps. Yahoo!!!! Blast upwind to the wing foiling "secret spot". Either nobody out or people slogging around. Even the "nest" wingers are struggling.

Super strong wind? Tried wing foiling. Board turns into a missile. Wing commits harakiri on the foil. Hard work dealing with the chop. Small kite, tiny foil board. Loads of waves. Pure joy.

Moderate winds. If the direction is right charge around on the wing foil. Good fun. If there's any question about conditions then grab a kite and go.

Spent 4 days down the coast recently. Took all the toys. Either not enough wind or not enough surf for the wing. Kite foiled three days. Played in the ankle snappers on a surf mat.

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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby windmaker » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:18 am

Wingfoiling as much as possible unless wind is very light (kitefoil) or waves too big (surfkite).

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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby fluidity » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:01 am

I'm concentrating on wigsurf foiling until I have the basics mastered. Then I'll swap between them as the conditions dictate and how I feel..

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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby Texaskiter » Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:39 pm

Wing foil surfing and now prone foil surfing has ruined my interest in kite foil surfing. Went out the other day with my kite and all I wanted to do is cut my lines when I was on the wave. I felt so limited. Nothing beats the feeling of foiling on a nice swell/wave free to choose your lines and angles using the wave/swell as your energy source.

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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby Dwight » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:08 pm

All wingfoiling

Stopped kite foiling and windsurf foiling. Sold my gear.

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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby bragnouff » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:05 am

Kind of 50/50, mixing it up. If conditions would allow it, my first choice would be surfboard and 7m kite or less. Of course, I don't live in Lalaland, so there's plenty of suboptimal days where foiling is a magic substitute. And many days where it's wingfoiling instead of kitefoiling for whatever reasons, including, I guess, some of that novelty factor, and ability to discover or rediscover some spots.
Mixing it up keeps me all stoked, year long. Still having fun blasting around on a twintip once in a while. Just needing a bigger garage!

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Re: Wingfoilers versus Kitefoilers?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:43 am

I got it exactly the same way, doing what is most fun each given day :D


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