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oregonkiter
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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby oregonkiter » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:40 am

^^^

Same! I find the larger surf wings much easier to control, and have fun on in high wind, and swell. I can slow down and play.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby grigorib » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:00 am

oregonkiter wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:40 am
^^^

Same! I find the larger surf wings much easier to control, and have fun on in high wind, and swell. I can slow down and play.
Funny that half a year ago I was still getting “those are beginner wings”, “you can go really slow on race wings too”. Can doesn’t mean should.

One perspective I was certainly missing was when someone brought up endless flat water of Italian lakes. Yeah, I’d get race wings to try that but where I ride a slower wing is fun.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Icharus » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:46 am

Great thread guys - I am currently riding the Shinn mega k all the time - I have 4 foils and have most fun carving this one around on small waves. Does anyone have an opinion on the naish large? It would be great to be able to compare the lifts of all these foils available -I guess even dimensions would be helpful.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Dwight » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:11 pm

Icharus wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:46 am
Great thread guys - I am currently riding the Shinn mega k all the time - I have 4 foils and have most fun carving this one around on small waves. Does anyone have an opinion on the naish large? It would be great to be able to compare the lifts of all these foils available -I guess even dimensions would be helpful.
Naish L is a good one if you also want to surf it, no kite. If kite only, I’d recommend the medium Naish. It can handle more speed from the kite, while being just as fun as the Large.


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