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Re: hybrid discipline: "Kite-Big-Foil" = wingfoil pulled by kite

Postby bitxopalo » Tue May 17, 2022 11:44 pm

Have tried again yesterday .
I was with my low volume board and peak 5m, on a very caotic wind before a storm.

The kite ended on the water so I packed and tried to swim (it was no more than 50m)... I am unable to do it, cannot swim with the kite in between board and me. Tried everything.

So, is there a video where I can see how it must be done? :?:

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Re: hybrid discipline: "Kite-Big-Foil" = wingfoil pulled by kite

Postby martrench » Tue May 17, 2022 11:54 pm

This kind of fits this thread -- I had a chance to try a big wing foiling front wing with my kiteboard in low winds yesterday.

There was just enough wind for my 10m Soul V2 to launch and I had to keep kite moving overhead on the beach.

A 25L 4' 6" Slingshot Dwarfcraft, Axis 1150 Pump & Glide wing (1778 cm2) and 400mm freeride rear, short fuselage and 90 cm mast.

Getting up on foil was really easy and it was surprisingly fun.

I could go crazy slow and just glide with a tiny amount of kite power and then I tried working the kite to get in some faster runs. Turns were not very tight! Like a bus :D

I want to try it again with my faster flying 6m Peak 5. Not sure if having a bigger Wing board would have helped much...
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Re: hybrid discipline: "Kite-Big-Foil" = wingfoil pulled by kite

Postby bragnouff » Wed May 18, 2022 1:57 am

bitxopalo wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 11:44 pm
Have tried again yesterday .
I was with my low volume board and peak 5m, on a very caotic wind before a storm.

The kite ended on the water so I packed and tried to swim (it was no more than 50m)... I am unable to do it, cannot swim with the kite in between board and me. Tried everything.

So, is there a video where I can see how it must be done? :?:
I only did the swim of shame once with my 5m Peak, definitely not an experienced self-rescuer-swimmer! But yeah, the goal was to roll the lines all the way to the kite, then make a small pack around the bar and tucking in all stray bridles. Then put that package lengthwise under the tummy/chest on the board, and start paddling in. That wasn't a super fast progress, but that was progress nonetheless. Note that I'm using a 36L 4'8 Zeeko Scrambler, which is a prone foil board, so kind of designed for paddling. Lower volume and shorter would both reduce any paddling ability. That board is my "contingency plan" for riding the Peaks.
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Re: hybrid discipline: "Kite-Big-Foil" = wingfoil pulled by kite

Postby bitxopalo » Wed May 18, 2022 9:46 pm

Impresed with this proyect.
It fills more objetives than sail in lightwind.

Take a look :
https://lonekiter.com/kite-trek-project/
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