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PonoBill

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Re: 30:1 -- wing sales vs. kite sales
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2021, 04:05:49 PM »
for true wingcruising fun, find an ancient Starboard 12'6" with either the daggerboard or the Tuttle box in the middle of the bottom. Add your favorite Tuttle fin, and off you go. Some of the 12'2" starboard had a mid-bottom Tuttle as well
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: 30:1 -- wing sales vs. kite sales
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2021, 09:05:57 PM »
I'm one of those who came into winging from a surfing background. What I've learned in the last 9 mos is not everyone lives in places with strong winds.  However there are plenty places with marginally windy days.  For folks living in these locations, a kite can get you more foil days over a wing. Some will bounce between kiting and winging depending on the day.  So I don't see kiting dying any time soon.  Quite the opposite.  Winging may have a positive influence on kite sales, and help expand that sport.
As a long time windsurfer  I can finally say....

“ kitesurfing has been canceled”

Windsurfers will know what I mean


So true  ;D

We sold all our kites last summer when we got wings. Our friends said they would not stop kiting, but their kites are not used anymore. They are in denial.

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Re: 30:1 -- wing sales vs. kite sales
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2021, 07:08:22 AM »
True that^^. Even in Hood River there are plenty of days when the kite folks, especially the foilers, are having a fine time and I'm not. I'm almost jealous enough to try foiling again--I've got all this musty old gear just waiting. But no.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

 


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