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Cool Change - epic windwing cruising

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Created by azymuth Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
azymuth
WA, 742 posts
Wednesday , 11 Sep 2019 10:56AM
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I got this from the SUP foil forum - looks like crazy fun.

Love the innovation in foil-world - imagine where this will be in a few years

Got to practice more on my SlingWing

snides8
WA, 1589 posts
Wednesday , 11 Sep 2019 3:44PM
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azymuth said..
I got this from the SUP foil forum - looks like crazy fun.

Love the innovation in foil-world - imagine where this will be in a few years

Got to practice more on my SlingWing



Very cool, I'm itching to get out again when the wind returns
i recon Cervantes will be a great location for cruising.

nimo1972
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Wednesday , 11 Sep 2019 10:56PM
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This isn't meant to sound negative but I am struggling to see what this offers over wind foiling or kite foiling?
I can't see why I would do this over wind foiling.
Cool video though

Paducah
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Thursday , 11 Sep 2019 11:34PM
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nimo1972 said..
This isn't meant to sound negative but I am struggling to see what this offers over wind foiling or kite foiling?
I can't see why I would do this over wind foiling.
Cool video though



Jibing no longer requires a foot switch? Of course, holding the sail behind your back appears awkward to the uninformed windsurfing observer.

More seriously, it looks like fun but a bit more limited than windfoiling. I think kiters who have limited launch options are a good candidate plus it's a gateway drug for all the SUPers who don't kite or windsurf.

IndecentExposur
132 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 7:40AM
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did anyone see the catapult due to hitting the reef toward the end? LOL. kinda funny... cause I've done that.

azymuth
WA, 742 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 9:29AM
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nimo1972 said..
This isn't meant to sound negative but I am struggling to see what this offers over wind foiling or kite foiling?
I can't see why I would do this over wind foiling.
Cool video though


I think windwings offer an alternative fun way of foiling downwinders, perhaps a little looser feeling than with a sail. Be nice having a clear view ahead.
I expect windfoiling will always offer more powered-up carving and gybing especially as we're now using bigger sails.
General foiling around, upwind etc. advantage to windfoil.

It's early days - let's see where it goes.
More choices the better I reckon - life's short

nimo1972
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Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 4:53PM
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azymuth said..

nimo1972 said..
This isn't meant to sound negative but I am struggling to see what this offers over wind foiling or kite foiling?
I can't see why I would do this over wind foiling.
Cool video though



I think windwings offer an alternative fun way of foiling downwinders, perhaps a little looser feeling than with a sail. Be nice having a clear view ahead.
I expect windfoiling will always offer more powered-up carving and gybing especially as we're now using bigger sails.
General foiling around, upwind etc. advantage to windfoil.

It's early days - let's see where it goes.
More choices the better I reckon - life's short


Yes, I couldn't agree more! interesting to see where it goes.
As a tool to catch waves on a foil board could be good.....



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