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Then there is the whole issue of whether it is a porpoise or a dolphin. Or a shark or a killer whale......

If I ever call a dolphin a shark, it's an accident. I would never do that on... .porpoise. Lol

Since it's Friday - Killer Whales (a couple of Fbombs if you are at work)

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Interesting Wingsup video.

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Got this today from Slingshot. It's a stick on centerfin for a hard SUP to allow you to get upwind with a wing.

"UPDATE YOUR SUP FOR WINGING

The sUP WINDer from Slingshot is the first of its kind stick on keel. It installs in minutes transforming your hard SUP board into an efficient wingsurfing board.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THE sUP WINDer

+ Converts your standard SUP board into a wingsurfing board
+ Allows you to stay upwind
+ Installs in minutes
+ Keel fin is removable for standard paddling
+ Great for teaching first time wingsurfers
+ Give new life to that SUP board collecting dust

LEARN ABOUT THE SUP WINDER"
https://blog.slingshotsports.com/the-new-sup-winder-fin-can-turn-any-hard-sup-into-a-wingsurf-board/?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=LEARN+ABOUT+THE+SUP+WINDER&utm_content=%3F%3F%E2%80%8D%E2%99%82%EF%B8%8FWhat%27s+SUP?+The+NEW+sUP+WINDer+from+Slingshot+Sports!&utm_campaign=B2C+Consumer+sUP+WINDer+launch&_bta_tid=09476824735476383611090063067554624340373479617146788331939991530820681006780238318658263213751459349771

Gee why didn't I think of that?

I did over a year ago, for use with my inflatable sail. It is kind of crucial for making an SUP upwind capable with a Wing. Mine uses and Air-7 box held on with 3M 5200 Rapid Cure. Worked on my inflato board and a SUP center fin, but would probably work with most any A box fin..

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Also this from years ago: https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/General/Gear-for-Kids#10

Not quite Nowhere as elegant as yours, Randy.

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I remember that. To their credit their fin looks better than what I'm using and certainly better than the cutting board model.

Now if they could just come up with a stick on foil box......(BTW - the stick on foil box was thought to be too weak for windfoiling, but I wonder if it would work for a wing?) Kind of academic anyway since I have a tuttle mount foil.

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I remember seeing this picture for at least 10 years, long before the age of foil. This was from an article dated 2015, but I saw it, or some close long before that. Seems like an ideal way to use an old f136 (or f155 if someone had one.)

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Balz teaches wing
part 1

part 2

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Chasing Alex Aguera

btw, I watched a long video the other night about these wings - pretty slick but seem a bit fragile. Same folks who make Cloud kites. http://www.boardridingmaui.com/wing.html

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More proof you don't need a foil, just a little wind.
https://www.facebook.com/CabrinhaKites/videos/623720498366195/

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When you blow out your umbrella and need to get on the water. Mary Poppins does Arlington

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I'd be more interested in seeing how they recover/waterstart whatever after the crashes. Not as spectacular, but more informative. There are plenty of vids showing crashes, and some showing instruction on recovery, but I'd like to see the recovery in real life not in set up situations.

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Kai Lenny (who else?) sets the World Wing Speed Record - 31 mph - with a fixed wing, 27 mph with an Ozone Wasp.

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Obviously impressive but I imagine just the opening salvo. We humans are so competitive. One year ago: it's just something to use on a big foil and enjoy the surf feeling. Now: Strap on the GPS, it's blowing 35.

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Makes me wonder if the old school rigid kitewings will find new life on liquid water, rather than the snow and ice they seem to be focused on now. His speed was faster (31 v 27) with the rigid model and it doesn't appear to be the "Speed" version, but just a "sport version." The rigid wings would seem to suffer on the low end being heavier and maybe having less power than the inflatable wings. They are basically about the same as a windsurf rig from what I can see. They weigh 10 lb for a 3 m and about 13-14 for a 6.m pro-version. Costs range from 600-1900. My guess is they won't because they really don't seem to even be trying to get to the liquid water wind sports. Plus, the 4 mph top end advantage of the rigid wings may not last long as the inflatables improve. How many people who are into winging are really into it for top end speed? IDK - but maybe relaunching would be harder. They have been around for years now, but don't ever seem to have gained much ground on liquid water.

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When you can't decide between winging and taking a nap

source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wingsurfers/permalink/1700158896827536/

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Using the 9m wing in light winds. He has what he calls the 'cork method" of pumping. Seems amazing. Subtitles. You could skip to about 4:15 but some of the first part is interesting as well.

https://youtu.be/El19K0LCc9M

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