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systemslib



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Naish wing surfer Reply with quote

Surfer today has an article out on this new blow up sail but cannot find anything at Naish. The picture in the article does beg the question, what happens when you lose your grip, I can see that sail blowing downwind in a flash? Seems almost like a disposable solution but I guess it does ditch the mast, boom, etc so must be quite a bit lighter.


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techno900



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a leash on his left wrist.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh,. sure ... tie me to my kite, fer sure!

Wasn't this done 30+ years ago ... the Wind Weapon by Tom Magruder? At least he used a harness and hook rather than a death leash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CODHj3GrQes
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It only works because of how little rig is required to foil. Also the leash position depowers it.

Although not my thing (I think) it could make a fun light wind travel quiver for those who don't want to kite.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a kitewing
but without any frame - just inflated

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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
Oh,. sure ... tie me to my kite, fer sure!

Wasn't this done 30+ years ago ... the Wind Weapon by Tom Magruder? At least he used a harness and hook rather than a death leash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CODHj3GrQes


from the article

"Hand-held wings have been around for decades - the Skate Sail, Wind Skate, Wind Weapon, etc. But everything has its time, and the time for this is now," said Robby Naish.

https://www.surfertoday.com/windsurfing/naish-launches-the-wing-surfer-for-foil-boards
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grantmac017 wrote:
It only works because of how little rig is required to foil. Also the leash position depowers it.

Although not my thing (I think) it could make a fun light wind travel quiver for those who don't want to kite.

They're not foiling. They're windsurfing, with their body functioning as the only power train between the engine and the rear tires ... just the opposite of letting the hardware do almost of the work.
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read the article Mike, they are on either foil or SUP.

I can handsail all day on a foil, the rig forces really are that light. Reduce the total weight then remove MBP and I guarantee those forces get even less.
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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDQ-LG6SE2E
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grantmac017 wrote:
Read the article Mike, they are on either foil or SUP.

I see no article link prior to my post.
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