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Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« on: August 10, 2019, 02:43:39 AM »
With the addition of the Gaastra (wing below) I am counting 12 companies that are now producing wings.  Pretty remarkable for such a new sport.  Did I miss any? 

Gaastra
Ozone
Takuma / Wingride
Slingshot
F-One
Cabrinha
Naish
Duotone
SPG
Ullman
Gong
Manta
RRD

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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 03:15:56 AM »
Have heard some rumours North Sails  should come in the  market. Can anybody confirm?

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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 03:40:48 AM »
Surf Expo is September 5th. Thatís a show where we are likely to see surprise brands. i heard rumor of a new wing with a boom. It might be shown there.

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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 03:56:45 AM »
Should become a 3D moulded WingFoil a game changer?
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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 05:42:10 AM »
I expect this idea to go through a lot of changes before it's perfected.
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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 11:13:42 PM »
Should become a 3D moulded WingFoil a game changer?

That will be hard the, especially with the deep profile curves over the relatively short distance and they would still have to panel the wing, next problem is weight.

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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 03:02:22 AM »
Storm and RedWoodPaddle (french brands) are preparing wings as well. Already seen prototypes.

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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 05:13:49 PM »
Saw an RRD vid on Facebook earlier today with their wing. Wonder who's next.

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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 05:27:11 PM »
Oooh!  There it is:


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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 06:12:18 PM »


Hah, the slimy bastards at Facebook are blocked from tracking me in iOS 13.1....so canít watch any Facebook videos. Yippee

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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 07:18:13 PM »
Looks very Gong-ish.
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Re: Who is making Wingsurfing wings?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2019, 06:28:14 AM »
DW will probably remember the early-2000s and kites. It seemed everybody put something in the air.  Foils, blimps - 2, 3 and 4 lines.  I suspect given the little energy generated by waving or jerking your arms around, compared to the turbocharge of diving a kite on 30-meter lines, these wings will need very good aero to perform at their best. 

But, I expect, as kite contractors are well established in China, there will be a short flurry of marketing brands offering them.  They are probably pretty cheap to make.  I would like Blue Planet's ole' prehistoric fish logo on one - a BIG one, like F-One. 

I also suspect once the market discovers these are most thrilling in 'low friction' sports, a quick contraction.  It will be interesting...


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