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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #120 on: May 15, 2019, 09:44:52 AM »
I can't quite see it in the video but at :06 it looks like they have added some structure or material above the strut that is holding the foil shape near the leading edge.

I think youíre seeing, what Naish calls a luff strut. Itís used in their foiling kite, the Boxer. The Boxer is a fantastic foiling kite. We own the 5, 6, 7, 8, 9m Boxers. Jacky and I share those foiling.

That's cool.  Is the material between the round strut and the canopy firm of just fabric?
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #121 on: May 15, 2019, 12:27:14 PM »
I can't quite see it in the video but at :06 it looks like they have added some structure or material above the strut that is holding the foil shape near the leading edge.


I think youíre seeing, what Naish calls a luff strut. Itís used in their foiling kite, the Boxer. The Boxer is a fantastic foiling kite. We own the 5, 6, 7, 8, 9m Boxers. Jacky and I share those foiling.

That's cool.  Is the material between the round strut and the canopy firm of just fabric?

Just fabric. It locks in the profile, while allowing the wing to depower better by luffing.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #122 on: May 15, 2019, 04:43:22 PM »
We ended up ordering a set of the SPG wings.  They look really nicely done.  Ivan and Nathan are genuinely stoked on this and are a pleasure to deal with.  I am sure we will get to swap gear this summer with some of the other new stuff coming out.  This is the loft that is producing the SPG wings:

What did they tell you for delivery? Duotone is saying June, but I'm impatient, and they won't say June what???
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #123 on: May 15, 2019, 05:30:34 PM »
Ivan said they are at about two weeks out with current orders (I took that to mean that they are building to order).  I am going to have them DHL'ed so that should be quick. 


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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #124 on: May 16, 2019, 04:35:44 AM »
I can't quite see it in the video but at :06 it looks like they have added some structure or material above the strut that is holding the foil shape near the leading edge.

I think youíre seeing, what Naish calls a luff strut. Itís used in their foiling kite, the Boxer. The Boxer is a fantastic foiling kite. We own the 5, 6, 7, 8, 9m Boxers. Jacky and I share those foiling.

It looks like it is working well.  I liked that they were ready to go but more importantly they really look to be holding shape.  That sold me.  He mentions trailing edge flex battens in the video which I had not noticed before. 

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #125 on: May 16, 2019, 08:02:52 AM »
Yes, I'm back in HR, no, I haven't talked to Dan yet, I haven't seen him around town. I've bugged everyone else though.
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