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Wind foil for kitefoil

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Created by warwickl 2 months ago, 7 Dec 2018
warwickl
NSW, 1095 posts
7 Dec 2018 4:55PM
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Ok I know windsurfing and kiting should not be used in the same entrance.
However wonding if any have dared to use their wind foil wings for kite foiling and if so how was it?

LeeD
373 posts
8 Dec 2018 1:03AM
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Works fine. Without specifics, just locate the front wing between your feet.

Windbot
36 posts
8 Dec 2018 3:16AM
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I tried my Slingshot H2 windfoil wing for kiting and I hated it. That said it was a brief freezing cold session, not ideal for experimenting. With more tweaking i probably would have had more success. I was using the appropriate shorter kiting fuselage, not the long windoiling one that puts it really far forward. For me the biggest differece was that since the wing was so big it would immediately put me up on the foil so fast that I wasn't even ready for it, I'm used to taxiing first with a smaller wing. Perhaps had I been on a 7m instead of a 9m kite I would have been okay. If I was on a twin tip I would have been on a 12m kite in those conditions. I know people successfully foil no problem with foils bigger than the H2 so I think it was just a matter of getting used to the bigger wing. I am a lousy intermediate kitefoiler but I felt like using this big wing made me a beginner again. I hope this helps

DWF
67 posts
13 Dec 2018 12:27AM
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I rode my Horue with a kite. Works just fine. Extra stable though.

WhiteofHeart
65 posts
16 Dec 2018 9:00PM
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Maybe the other way round, but as an F-One rider I use the kitewings a lot under my windfoil to try out the different setups, have to say I couldn't really classify a kitewing as a kitewing and a windsurfing wing as a windsurfing wing if I was presented them in a blind test. The position of the wing is of way more importance, andofcourse windfoil wings are generally a bit larger, but the average sized 800cm2 type wings don't differ so much. It is more the designgoal they differ in, because such large wings won't be racing wings in the kitesurfing world, while for us they are the most common size for a racing wing. (There is an overall tendency to racing type wings in windfoiling) one of my favorite wings for windfoiling is an 800cm2 kitewing from F-One, its a little less fast, bit more stable and playful/carvy than the windfoilwing of similar size. Which I mostly use with a little bigger board and sails for a more freeracey feel.



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