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wind wing industry is growing
« on: December 04, 2019, 04:16:22 PM »
everywhere I look the wind wing manufacture list is growing and the majority have no boom except for duotone.
It's on......on who can sell the most  :)

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 01:57:11 PM »
For sure! This gives me a nice weekly summary of what's new in the world of winging (Google translate required for all the detail): https://www.wingsurfmag.it/
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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 03:44:14 PM »
Zeeko.... and an 8 meter..  8)

https://youtu.be/tEtGzwF5nRU

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 04:10:51 AM »
Zeeko.... and an 8 meter..  8)

There is something awesome about foiling in light air.  This guy looks like a smaller guy going for a large wing and a smaller, higher aspect foil.  He is moving at a good clip for those light winds.  That type of combo is really interesting. 

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 12:45:10 PM »
thanks DavidJohn, that was a nice vid and something to think about in terms of wing size to purchase.

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 02:47:30 PM »
Hmm - doesn't look like that 'light wind' to me!

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice vid and a nice demo of the wing and can't really complain that they're presenting their product in the best conditions possible, but all that footage is easily 12 knots, which is in the range of the smaller sizes already on the market (says the armchair critic  ::))
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Gong Catch 5'3 34L
Naish Thrust L
Gong Pulse - 4m, 5m
Gong Superpower 6m

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2019, 07:56:01 AM »
New prototypes coming from SS. Good video on his Instagram feed of it in action.

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2019, 08:29:33 AM »
Ponobill and Admin, does that SS look anything like the proto you saw Tony using?

I ask, because we’ve seen than wing Spencer is riding going back 6-9 months.


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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2019, 12:41:01 PM »
Yep, that ss hand wing and that long tapered mast has been r&d for a while and maybe thier trying to perfect the gear.

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2019, 02:17:23 PM »
The leading edge looks much more swept back than what I recall, but the wing we played with was also much larger.  Shooting Starfish? 

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2019, 10:09:08 PM »
everywhere I look the wind wing manufacture list is growing and the majority have no boom except for duotone.
It's on......on who can sell the most  :)

Which new Wings have Boom's / bars ?

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2019, 10:47:39 PM »
Ponobill and Admin, does that SS look anything like the proto you saw Tony using?

I ask, because we’ve seen than wing Spencer is riding going back 6-9 months.

Somewhat, though my memory is as reliable as a rabbit's romance.

 A lot of starfish in this little corner of the water world. Have none of these people seen "Son of the Beach"? No Notch Johnson fans?
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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2019, 04:27:58 AM »
Sorry, Son of a Beach was so long ago, I have no memory of anything on that show, other than what it was, a Howard Stern spoof of Baywatch.

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2019, 08:58:52 AM »
Here is Gaastra's new entry https://ga-kiteboarding.com/kites/kites-2020/air-wing-20/ .  Nice shape for the luff strut.  Deep D lower aspect outline, though.  4.2 only at this point. 

https://youtu.be/hShTwuz8EQ0

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Re: wind wing industry is growing
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