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Created by shi thouse Two weeks ago, 8 Sep 2020
shi thouse
WA, 939 posts
8 Sep 2020 10:03AM
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Wing ding, wing wang, wing surfing.....somehow it has been associated with kite surfing and fallen into the kite surfing category. Does this new sport deserve it's own section on Seabreeze?

Gorgo
VIC, 4464 posts
8 Sep 2020 12:56PM
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It's actually fallen into SUP foiling, which is pretty much where it belongs.

cauncy
WA, 7979 posts
8 Sep 2020 12:35PM
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shi thouse said..
Wing ding, wing wang, wing surfing.....somehow it has been associated with kite surfing and fallen into the kite surfing category. Does this new sport deserve it's own section on Seabreeze?


Definatly, in the buy n selll

ActionSportsWA
WA, 772 posts
8 Sep 2020 2:02PM
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Hey guys,

This sport does actually deserve it's own category. SUP foiling is it's own thing, as is kite foiling. Wind Winging is growing bigger than I, or anyone else had imagined.

The take up has not necessarily come from kiters or SUP'ers. It fills a niche in between windsurfing, kiting, SUP'ing and foiling. This sport is about to become massive this season. Love it or hate it, it isn't going away and definitely needs it's own space as it evolves away from it's base.

Don't be scared, if it's not for you, you don't have to be frightened, it's not going to make you any less masculine by simply seeing it. Allow others who maybe haven't had a great intro to kiting to begin foiling and gliding above water with wind power.

It really is "all good"

DM

Seabreeze
WA, 3492 posts
8 Sep 2020 3:19PM
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Buy and sell has Wind Wings:
www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds/Search/Foiling/Wind-Wings?search=TbtlnBxrLEHlY8AIQMSPQQ%3D%3D

Forum category coming soon...

Gorgo
VIC, 4464 posts
8 Sep 2020 5:33PM
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ActionSportsWA said..
Hey guys,

... This sport is about to become massive this season. Love it or hate it, it isn't going away and definitely needs it's own space as it evolves away from it's base.

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I'll believe that when I see it. There are a few dirty little secrets that make it unlikely that wingdinging will be the "killer app" that it's being sold as.

Number one is it takes at the very least a huge SUP to get out on. The general public tried that in the early days of windsurfing and again with SUP. Huge boards suck.

It really needs a foil board to be good. More and more bucks and complexity. Even more technique involved to pump up onto the foil. Add in a half an hour of assembly, or a van to haul it all around in.

It takes possibly more wind than a planing windsurfer to get up and foiling. Slogging along in 10-15 knots is difficult, not that much fun, and usually requires a walk back up the beach carrying or dragging all your kit.

You can never just put down the wing and expect it to stay where you've left it. You have to tie it to something. See above.

Yes, wingdinging is awesome when you can do it, and you have all the gear, and the conditions to do it in. It might attract surfers interested in foiling. We'll see about that.

Seabreeze
WA, 3492 posts
8 Sep 2020 5:19PM
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New Wind Wing category now online at

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Wind-Wings/Wingsurfing

Kamikuza
QLD, 5726 posts
8 Sep 2020 8:05PM
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Gorgo said..

ActionSportsWA said..
Hey guys,

... This sport is about to become massive this season. Love it or hate it, it isn't going away and definitely needs it's own space as it evolves away from it's base.

....




I'll believe that when I see it. There are a few dirty little secrets that make it unlikely that wingdinging will be the "killer app" that it's being sold as.

Number one is it takes at the very least a huge SUP to get out on. The general public tried that in the early days of windsurfing and again with SUP. Huge boards suck.

It really needs a foil board to be good. More and more bucks and complexity. Even more technique involved to pump up onto the foil. Add in a half an hour of assembly, or a van to haul it all around in.

It takes possibly more wind than a planing windsurfer to get up and foiling. Slogging along in 10-15 knots is difficult, not that much fun, and usually requires a walk back up the beach carrying or dragging all your kit.

You can never just put down the wing and expect it to stay where you've left it. You have to tie it to something. See above.

Yes, wingdinging is awesome when you can do it, and you have all the gear, and the conditions to do it in. It might attract surfers interested in foiling. We'll see about that.


Pretty sure even the little locals are using wings that have the same projected area as my kite.

And it's right there in your face the whole time ... sure spoils the view.

My favorite thing to do -- wave enthusiastically at the wing foilers and watch them struggle with how to respond...

wishy
WA, 1464 posts
8 Sep 2020 8:27PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if wingdings take off. Electric skateboards are so huge now that I'm actually starting to feel like a dork on my normal skateboard.....should I buy leds for my front and rear trucks? Should I get a brown jumper with elbow pads, remote in one hand, skinny soy chai latte in the other? Chihuahua in my $1000 backpack?

Livit
WA, 495 posts
8 Sep 2020 9:55PM
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Gorgo said..



Yes, wingdinging is awesome when you can do it, and you have all the gear, and the conditions to do it in. It might attract surfers interested in foiling. We'll see about that.


Well, that's pretty much what it's all about...surfing with a foil.
If you've ever tried to surf a wave with a kitefoil, you've probably noticed that there will be always a moment where you had to execute a turn just to keep tensions in your lines. Even with the best drifting kites (Flysurfer Peak included), it just never felt right. At this point in time, Wingding is the only toll that seems to feel the gap.

Kamikuza
QLD, 5726 posts
9 Sep 2020 1:44PM
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Livit said..
If you've ever tried to surf a wave with a kitefoil


All the time :D

Having to actively fly the kite is a bit of a hassle sometimes, but mostly it's not an issue because the wind and waves rarely line up to make it necessary.

In my observations, when the wind is so light that the kite is an issue, the wing foilers aren't able to get onto or use the swell at all ... the spend all their time pumping just to get onto it. There's no way they're letting go the wing with one hand to surf it.

Oh and that's the other thing: one-handed riding.

Kamikuza
QLD, 5726 posts
9 Sep 2020 1:59PM
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wishy said..
I wouldn't be surprised if wingdings take off. Electric skateboards are so huge now that I'm actually starting to feel like a dork on my normal skateboard.....should I buy leds for my front and rear trucks? Should I get a brown jumper with elbow pads, remote in one hand, skinny soy chai latte in the other? Chihuahua in my $1000 backpack?


It has already here.

All the kite foilers bar ... me ... have gone to wing foils and the guys who only rode directionals have gone straight to wing foil.

So a day at the beach now is usually 80% wing foil, me on a kite and foil, and a guy or two on TT or directional.

Alysum
NSW, 573 posts
9 Sep 2020 5:15PM
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Also eMTB is taking off for those no-wind days.

Waiting for eFoils to be more affordable and we'll have even more options

Youngbreezy
WA, 676 posts
Sunday , 20 Sep 2020 2:20PM
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Now I am no conspiracy theorist BUT.....

Around 6 months ago wind wings really took off and became popular all over the world!

Also about 6 months ago corona virus spread all over the globe !!??

Do wind wings cause Corona Virus!!??

bjw
NSW, 3214 posts
Tuesday , 22 Sep 2020 7:21AM
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Youngbreezy said..
Now I am no conspiracy theorist BUT.....

Around 6 months ago wind wings really took off and became popular all over the world!

Also about 6 months ago corona virus spread all over the globe !!??

Do wind wings cause Corona Virus!!??


How would this be possible???

5G has had a huge impact on frying people's brains making them think Windsurfing without a unijoint is superior.

Peahi
VIC, 1279 posts
Tuesday , 22 Sep 2020 7:53AM
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Not sure if true but I hear sharks are attracted to foils, either because of the humming or movement up and down of the foil through water.

More of them in the lineup may make us surface riders safer?

bjw
NSW, 3214 posts
Tuesday , 22 Sep 2020 10:28AM
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Do foilers taste better?



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