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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 04:55:33 PM »
IMO this will be the easiest way to learn to foil board.  WAY easier than downwind foilboardsing at least.  I putin at least 49 hours of Work in at the Hatch and finally learned to DW FOIL.  I'm no pro but I am getting glides now after nearly 40 hours of taking beatings. 
The FoilWIng that Duotone has I was able to get up on the foil and get rides including sdtaying upwind in 1 hour!

After 5 sessions at the Hatch over the last week, I have had a lot of success.  This sport will be fun to watch grow.  I love all the Haters!  This reminds me of all the other cool sports that get big like snowboarding, sup, kiteboarding.  Now, where are my rollerblades because I am pretty sure the Duotone Foilwing would be fun with those on too. ROTFLMAO!
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2019, 09:13:29 AM »
This guy has worked out a really smooth foiling tack and he does his jibe like a duck jibe.  I'm convinced.  The gear looks ready enough.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2019, 09:23:45 AM »
OMG!

Count me in. 

That video looks like it was stripped out of the early 80's.  If it weren't for the foil you would swear it was an advertisement for the Wind Weapon. 

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2019, 09:45:08 AM »
This one shows a couple of overhead starts.  All looks doable.  I'm in.


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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2019, 10:53:04 AM »
Where is the "BUY" button?

It does look like it requires 'windsurfer' wind.  I would expect the low threshold to keep dropping. 

8 - 10 mph sub white caps would be great. 

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2019, 11:24:35 AM »
I agree, it looks like they could make it work in much less wind.  I think I saw 1.8 Meters on the wing in one of the vids (it was definitely in the high 1's, though, so very small) .  Robby has the wing leashed to his wrist but the other guy is just leashing the wing to the board. 



This video looks like slalom gear wind to me.


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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2019, 06:38:55 AM »
Looks like I had that wrong.  Chord is 1.8 on this one.  I am not sure what the size would be meters squared.  I read ~ $800 US for a wing.  Seems reasonable.  Does that look like a kite board to you guys or something new?  River, how are you getting up?  Waterstart or stand and lift?

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 09:23:32 AM »
There are more photos of him around on that board. Appears to be 2020 model SUP under 6 feet.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2019, 10:27:38 AM »
$800 wouldn't be too bad. I was expecting twice that from Naish.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2019, 11:03:03 AM »
Oh yeah. At that price it's not worthwhile for me to butcher my unused kites.
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 03:50:19 PM »
I only have been playing with the 3m Duotone foilwing so far.  I get the 4m tomorrow.  I will report more as I learn more. Yesterday was best session yet with jibs in both directions and almost a foiling tack.  So fun.  I saw this video and it looks like pretty damn light wind to me.  I believe this is the 5m.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2019, 04:07:02 PM »
Admin:  Stand or kneel and lift/uphaul the kitewing, get a little power and start moving the board forward get feet set in position and turn downwind and brace for the FUN!
 
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2019, 06:53:45 PM »
“It will change your life”. Tony Lagosz 1995. No nose windsurf board.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »
“It will change your life.”Tony Lagosz. 1992 flip tip windsurfing board.