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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2019, 05:23:45 AM »
I hear you EB.  It probably goes beyond sport.  There is a group of us that like the process.  Figuring out the steps we need to take.  Measuring stuff, fiddling with positions, walking around in a half daze pantomiming air maneuvers, thinking about locations.  It is expansive.  It adds richness to your life.  What is feeling 8 years old worth?

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2019, 10:13:27 AM »
They just reinforced my point made earlier. Kite shop gets one with no clue and no SUP foil to ride it with. Camera pans to kite foilboard.
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #77 on: April 26, 2019, 12:22:14 PM »
Alrighty...these might be easier to get than I thought. Cabrinha joins the party


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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2019, 01:08:25 PM »
It works. Thereps this guy in Portugal, his name is Arnaud van der Dussen (not a very Portuguese name...) and he is like the Portuguese Kai Lenny, ripping in kite, windsurfing, SUP and now foiling. This is his second ride with a DIY wingfoil


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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2019, 03:52:50 PM »
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #80 on: April 27, 2019, 05:37:13 AM »
Hey River,
When do you guys expect to have your wings out?  Is that something that is already available?

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #81 on: April 27, 2019, 07:44:31 PM »
DW's video above is a production Duotone. Last I heard these would be available in July. How a kite shop has one now is a bit of a mystery. Time to give TJ a call at Big Winds and see what gives.
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #82 on: April 28, 2019, 05:25:42 AM »
From what I can gather, everyone is a little shocked by the interest in this.  I heard a few times, "we don't even have price lists or specs for these things yet" :)

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #83 on: April 28, 2019, 07:38:43 AM »
Over on the Aussie forum someone told the Naish price. Converted to USD it was mid 900 range. I was hoping for $800 and fearing $1000.

I wish they’d just get these in the hands of SUP foilers first. Then it would easier to get one.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #84 on: April 28, 2019, 10:19:55 AM »

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2019, 03:04:19 AM »
Who is buying into the idea that people spend close to a grand to do this on a longboard? Will I be eating crow, or does this become primarily a SUP foilers sport. Maybe adrenaline junkies just have a hard time seeing the world through of the eyes of low key people.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #86 on: April 29, 2019, 05:35:40 AM »
I mentioned this to a friend yesterday who was stoked that he could use one on his 10' SUP.  He thought $800 was a decent price (that is what I told him).  Some of these have the build cost or less of a reinforced 3 meter trainer kite with some added webbing replacing lines etc.  There will certainly be inexpensive options if this advances. 

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #87 on: April 29, 2019, 06:18:44 AM »
A single strut 4m kite retails for $905.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2019, 06:36:49 AM »
That sounds about right.  I paid $850 for my 5 Meter 3 strut kite (Naish Pivot, it was in-season at that time but it was with a bundle of 4 total kites).  These wings seem like a smaller, one strut, and less complex version of that in most cases.  $800 seems about right.  Will there be a newness tax?

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #89 on: April 30, 2019, 08:17:47 AM »