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Now you don't just need a wing under your board, you need to carry one with you. Robby says it easy, He's an expert on what's easy right. I mean if old Robby can do it probably I could too right. Summer 2019, or I probably would already have ordered one.

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For those who can't figure out what sport they want to do: kitefoil, windfoil or whatever.

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Lots of possibilities - skateboards, roller blades, ice skates, ATB, maybe my buggy and kiteboat (or according Robby SUP also.) One thing - seems like you need a fairly big board because a kiteboard sized board seems like it would be impossible to use unless it can be water started, But then again, Robby says it is easy. Lol

I've seen pictures something like it from Jeff Logosz a while and. I also found this video apparently showing a prototype.

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Guys over at Seebreeze captured this photo of a another model.

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I think this is more promising than Kai Lenny's wingsuit. Even he seems to agree.

BTW - DuTone also has one in the works and I think there is one more as well. Interesting that they all claim theirs is different- yet the all look pretty much alike.

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An interesting article about the slingshot model.

https://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboarding/the-second-life-of-the-slingwing?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+surfertoday%2Fkiteboarding+%28Kiteboarding+News+%7C+SurferToday.com%29

After reading various threads on other boards I've learned Kai Lenny is on the Ozone model, and that Ken WInner designed the North/Dutone model. So far no one outside the riders for the various manufacturers and copycats have tried one. But there is lot of speculation and interest. I guess this will go with windsurfing as a sport invented by many......Assuming it catches on at all.

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Scuttlebutt I've read indicates that it takes a fair amount of wind to get these going - 20+ mph. Seen more as a wind assist on a foil sup/surf than a viable alternative to sail or kite at this point. We did see an inflatable sail going on Lake Garda but those are closer to a 5.0 while the hand-held wings are like 3.0-.5

OTOH, they might be fun for you putzing around on a SUP on a light, breezy summer afternoon. You can just let it float behind the board and paddle in if the wind dies.

I'll be holding on to my mast and booms for a while, it looks like. Biggrin

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I think I've read the same things or various forums. I took another look at Robbies' video and he didn't seem to be riding in a lot of wind, but most of the other riders on the other models did seem to have pretty strong winds. Once you are foiling it (is claimed) you don't much wind to keep going. So I am getting to be more skeptical about this thing. The speculation seems to be that the be best application for this might be SUP in waves or downwinders. (Ironically - it seems the SUP crowd is least enthused). I also think it won't be as easy as Robbie and the Slingshot peeps claim. If it is only ~3m as some are guessing it is hard to see how it would work w/o a pretty good amount of wind. Not too obvious how you would waterstart it either. In the end, depends on what it costs, ease of use and how effective it is. I'm making a wild guess of something around $800 which is way too much but the ws and ks industries have never been shy. However, with 4 models coming out, there may be some good price competition.

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