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Naish Wing-Surfer

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Created by sailingkid 1 month ago, 12 Apr 2019
17 Apr 2019 10:57AM
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Did you all ready try one RAL INN?
If you tested the above, to be true. Then I guess it don't have to much hope :(

It would be great if you could share more of the experience with the wing / foil / board you used.

I would be quite surprised if you need to be 70kg to go in 25 kts, before this works?
But you are correct that all the small clips we have seen so far, has been looking quite windy, and I guess there is a limit where the wing get's to big and hit the water etc., to make it efficient in super light wind.

Still I would say, that with the knowledge of the super early lifting foils, we use on the windfoils down to 8 kts with 5.7, that I would be surprised if it don't have some potential for a bit of fun. Maybe from 14kts or so ( just guessing here)

Like it is pointed out above, with some small running swell going downwind sounds like fun.

I wonder if you can go back upwind back to where you started?
Maybe you would know , if you tested it out.

Anyway all a bit of a guessing for now :)

KA360
NSW, 703 posts
17 Apr 2019 3:47PM
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PatK said..
So much effort with the wing.
A parasol is enough.



The R+D team from TUOTONE are working on their own version.


Here is the link to their promo action video.

www.instagram.com/p/BwS7425B7I-/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet



DavidJohn
VIC, 16106 posts
17 Apr 2019 6:52PM
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KA360 said..

PatK said..
So much effort with the wing.
A parasol is enough.




The R+D team from TUOTONE are working on their own version.


Here is the link to their promo action video.

www.instagram.com/p/BwS7425B7I-/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet




That makes no sense.. He's on a OneWheel.

Stretchy
WA, 439 posts
17 Apr 2019 6:58PM
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azymuth
WA, 602 posts
18 Apr 2019 7:14AM
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Go Slingshot - good info from the inventors of the inflatable wing.
I can't wait for mine.

blog.slingshotsports.com/top-5-questions-answered-about-wingsurfing-and-the-slingwing-2019/

RAL INN
VIC, 2688 posts
18 Apr 2019 1:11PM
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Sail Repair WA said..
Did you all ready try one RAL INN?
If you tested the above, to be true. Then I guess it don't have to much hope :(

It would be great if you could share more of the experience with the wing / foil / board you used.

I would be quite surprised if you need to be 70kg to go in 25 kts, before this works?
But you are correct that all the small clips we have seen so far, has been looking quite windy, and I guess there is a limit where the wing get's to big and hit the water etc., to make it efficient in super light wind.

Still I would say, that with the knowledge of the super early lifting foils, we use on the windfoils down to 8 kts with 5.7, that I would be surprised if it don't have some potential for a bit of fun. Maybe from 14kts or so ( just guessing here)

Like it is pointed out above, with some small running swell going downwind sounds like fun.

I wonder if you can go back upwind back to where you started?
Maybe you would know , if you tested it out.

Anyway all a bit of a guessing for now :)


Sorry should have pointed out that that info is from reports from Europe from those witnessing development by some Euro companies. Not naming any but that's already public info.
These will have a niche amongst those accomplished Sup foilers that Tony Log... refers to.

But can we please back away from the marketing BS that those in desperate need of a sales gamechanger will peddle.

WhiteofHeart
104 posts
18 Apr 2019 3:22PM
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I think if its a 3m or something 14-15kts should be enough to get going with an adequate wing, i need about that wind with a 3.6 sail. To me it doesn't add much to have this kind of inflatable wing and I think I'm not gonna buy one. Maybe if you're downwinding on the foil and occasionally need just that little extra bit of power or something this could be an option.

Windbot
70 posts
19 Apr 2019 1:53AM
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I know I have to flap a loosely rigged 6.5 sail like crazy to get going in 10-12 mph on foil and I know from kiting that it takes a lot of pull in lightwinds to waterstart. I never expect there to be a decent lightwind use for these things but they still look fun. I expect to see SUPers downwind with them in the Gorge this summer on the 25mph+ plus days they would otherwise have been paddling. It always seemed crazy to me they'd be paddling like mad to get going on a big swell while all this amazing wind was just blowing at their backs. Now they'll be able to take advantage of it and I expect they'll be having even more fun.

Paducah
333 posts
19 Apr 2019 11:46AM
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Windbot said..
I know I have to flap a loosely rigged 6.5 sail like crazy to get going in 10-12 mph on foil and I know from kiting that it takes a lot of pull in lightwinds to waterstart. I never expect there to be a decent lightwind use for these things but they still look fun. I expect to see SUPers downwind with them in the Gorge this summer on the 25mph+ plus days they would otherwise have been paddling. It always seemed crazy to me they'd be paddling like mad to get going on a big swell while all this amazing wind was just blowing at their backs. Now they'll be able to take advantage of it and I expect they'll be having even more fun.



You make a good point - it may not be our fun but it will be fun for someone. I keep thinking some of those paddlers will tire and figure a sail would make it easier but surprisingly few do.

RAL INN
VIC, 2688 posts
19 Apr 2019 2:19PM
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WhiteofHeart said..
I think if its a 3m or something 14-15kts should be enough to get going with an adequate wing, i need about that wind with a 3.6 sail. To me it doesn't add much to have this kind of inflatable wing and I think I'm not gonna buy one. Maybe if you're downwinding on the foil and occasionally need just that little extra bit of power or something this could be an option.


Also consider that power delivery of a windsurfing sail is far more than an inflatable kite. So your 3.7 is probably closer to 8-9 in kite design.
factor in loss of power transfer in pumping by comparison.
But maybe using a wave to get foiling then the wing to gain upwind.
maybe I'm getting the marketing wrong but saying this will bring non wind power sailors into our sport is a bit optimistic.



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