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Wing surfer thingy

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Created by cauncy > 9 months ago, 25 Jun 2019
richswing
WA, 724 posts
3 Jul 2019 8:48PM
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Yes, I think he does a nip and tuck of canopy but you have to keep in mind how many joins are done as it affects the price which is fair enough especially if he has to unpick stitching.

Check his Facebook, he shows a number wing he has done and done of the stages.

I think it is good off season business for him, good thinking on his part.

Gorgo
VIC, 4366 posts
8 Jul 2019 4:35PM
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Lots of pictures of converted kites here. It's basically a cut and shut job. Cut off the tips and sew them to each other. Some bladder welding and plumbing and sewing on the handles. He says it takes more than 4 hours.

The basic work looks pretty simple. The details would be a pain in the bum.

www.facebook.com/pg/kiterepair.com.au/posts/?ref=page_internal

amirite
350 posts
8 Jul 2019 5:20PM
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Gorgo said..
He says it takes more than 4 hours.




but does it do the job

richswing
WA, 724 posts
11 Jul 2019 4:41PM
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amirite said..

Gorgo said..
He says it takes more than 4 hours.





but does it do the job


An umbrella does the job!

amirite
350 posts
11 Jul 2019 9:23PM
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richswing said..

An umbrella does the job!


Q. why would he buy a waterwing if he already had an umbrella ?

A. causehecan

bjw
NSW, 3183 posts
12 Jul 2019 5:18AM
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amirite said..

richswing said..

An umbrella does the job!



Q. why would he buy a waterwing if he already had an umbrella ?

A. causehecan


Youareright

amirite
350 posts
12 Jul 2019 7:54AM
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but wait there's more
the transformer paddle is the new game changer
sup heroes can now change the paddle into an umbrella
@ the press of a button on the shaft

richswing
WA, 724 posts
12 Jul 2019 8:44AM
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amirite said..
but wait there's more
the transformer paddle is the new game changer
sup heroes can now change the paddle into an umbrella
@ the press of a button on the shaft



You may be onto something!

I don't think the wing is as much as airfoil but more like a sail with some more angle of attack control. The lift will definitely help with getting going and staying upwind though.

hilly
WA, 5257 posts
24 Jul 2019 11:33AM
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causehecan
WA, 668 posts
24 Jul 2019 12:45PM
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Ozone aswell?!

I Havent cried this much since i got my sister pregnant

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
24 Jul 2019 8:30PM
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Can someone edit the wingaling promo videos edit out the sails and edit in big umbrellas. I would do it but no computers over here.


Or even better giphy.com/gifs/film-dance-lhLoViLakxgFq


giphy.com/gifs/film-dance-lhLoViLakxgFq



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