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First impressions of Wing Surfing and the Duotone Foil Wing

We’ve received loads of questions regarding Wing Surfing, and whether you should be investing your time and money into this new sport.  We hope by the end of this video we’ve answered many of your questions. Is it easy? Do I need to have previously kite surfed/windsurfed? Can I use it without a foil? Will […]

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Grafix
Grafix
1 year ago

Great first thoughts video on the Duotone Wing. Really good insight and honesty about how this might or might not develop. Will be really interested to watch your content on these in the next months. One question – I wonder if these could give rise to a new breed of ‘windsups’ – faster rocker line/outline SUP shapes with footstraps – the gap to windsurfing would then perhaps close up…?

Grafix
Grafix
1 year ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I can just see that without the rig weight to compensate for – and with the wing generating lift the way it does – it would/might work with a nice fast windsurfer shape that could be nice and lightly constructed as a result. Footstraps might need to be in a different place but I’d be keen to see if proper planing could be achieved…
Would be massively attractive for those of us in places where a foil isn’t practical – and a lot cheaper too…

dipet
dipet
1 year ago

Great Review! I just started 3 weeks ago and I would have said the same! Ex, windsurfer, and it is so much fun!

Michelle
1 year ago

Great video..love that this wind actually has a clear screen so you have some all round vision…how soon are you guys testing one of the wings without the boom as interests in the difference to boom has with free hand movements vs inflatable with hand loops??

Kiddo
Kiddo
1 year ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Do you need or prefer to be officially supplied gear to review/ compare? I have a Naish and would be happy to meet up and let you guys have a blast about. It’s definitely an awesome bit of kit. Also what experiences has everyone with iSUPs? Does any style work best? I have tried a red compact, a red ride 9’8”. So far the ride 9’8” seems best. Being a novice to wind sports I have been using an arrows drift stopper, which make up winding easy but definitely slows the whole thing down and adds additional faff. I have… Read more »

SlingerW
SlingerW
1 year ago

Great review & sparked my interest as i’m quite happy SUP foiling now on a JP 7.0. I’m looking to fill a gap in my water sports repertoire for the days when its rubbish surf & too windy to foil surf. Think this might be a good introduction to wind sports as I’ve never windsurfed/kite surfed. I might need to get a bigger motorbike to carry the wing as well as the foil & board though.

Laemsingbeach
Laemsingbeach
9 months ago

Terrific stuff, this answered so many questions for me. Just taken delivery of my Gong 5m to use with one of my sup boards. Hopefully will transition to foiling next year. Well done Lucy, you are an inspiration!

Laemsingbeach
Laemsingbeach
5 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hi Reuben, update on my 5m gong wing. Haven’t had the winds to use it much since it arrived but last couple of weeks nice cross onshore 6-8 knot breezes everyday. First 3 times out of the bag just inflated it for beach drills. 4th time got on the water on one of my sup boards. Wow what fun, a bit of walking back along the beach too! 5th time of using it, inflating, careful to keep to 7-8 psi to allow for heat expansion and it blew a massive hole in the leading edge. Have been in touch with… Read more »

Laemsingbeach
Laemsingbeach
5 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Yes, blown a big hole in both the bladder and the fabric of the leading edge. The wing was at rest, it was still connected to the pump.

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