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Phil (Horue) pushing it

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The crossover begins - wind/wing. Interesting to see what conditions favor each both here and elsewhere.

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Trying out wingsurfing but miss that ridiculous 12.5m2 formula sail you loved to uphaul? Lol

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Now kitesurfer don't have to give up their strings:

I've been thinking of trying it, so now I guess I will have to.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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How long does it take to take off/put on all the lines? Doesn't that kind of hinder the whole "simplicity" concept?

OTOH, a quiver of 6 and 4 would cover someone on an OBX trip from 12-30. That's interesting.

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You are right - it is going in the wrong direction (complexity vs. simplicity, though the same could be said of foils v. fins for that matter.) I wonder why they need so many bridles and if they need them when using it as a wing, If so, do the bridles get in the way when winging it. I'd like to see an actual video of them using it as a wing rather than as a kite. If it did take 5-10 minutes to set up the lines that would be ok if it saves a day where a 6 is too small. However, they need to prove it can do a water relaunch which is another one of the reasons people like wings. The Vantage web page does not show this product so it is probably still under development. TBH - this is a brand I've never heard of (though that has never stopped me before.)

I'd also like to know why they need (what appears to be) a boom when flying it. Seems like a lot of weight to carry up in light wind.

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The "boom", I think" is actually a hand loop that looks like that because of a trick of perspective. It's definitely a hybrid and it'll be interesting where things end up - at either end or somewhere in the middle?

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