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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 04:38 AM


windweapon is heavy...
i hav tried to lighten it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQl4yrkPB1I

austin wing weights not 3 kg i guess
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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 05:23 AM




Me too.









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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 02:06 PM


a sup wing foldable like an umbrella could be stored in seconds on the roof
then paddlle again
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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 01:10 PM


hav you triewd without mast foot, hand held like a windskate ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mZUdKL_uNg

those windskate can be folded veru fast , convenient for sup use
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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 03:09 PM


Yes. I didn't attach mine to the board but it was easier to rest it on the board. The original one was too small to power the SUP very well so I made a larger one. It was rather awkward but worked fairly well. Still rather slow because it was pretty small as well - about 2M. It probably worked better than kites of that size, however. This video shows the larger wing I made and shows how I held it by hands to turn. It folded up as well.









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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 12:03 PM


VERY NICE

a rogallo hang glider with diadrehal like a kitewing is maybe worth a try
it coud be very poweful

https://www.google.fr/search?q=ROGALLO+HANG+GLIDER&rlz=1...
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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 12:12 PM


I've been thinking the same thing. :-)



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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 11:42 AM


it was very difficult to do with nasawings, but easy with a street star


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_RvQm_oKMc&t=


i think the kite will relaunch with enough wind
it s perfect for supers as you can fold it on the roof in seconds , what inflatable kites cant do

with harnees and 4 beaufort it will be fast
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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 12:22 PM


Good one Alf!



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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 01:07 PM


the best for a street star would be a four lines kite controller ( wich allows the kite to depower )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEsNbfRqEl0

if it doesnt relaunch under long lines you can shorten the lines and relaunch
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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 01:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by alf  
the best for a street star would be a four lines kite controller ( wich allows the kite to depower )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEsNbfRqEl0

if it doesnt relaunch under long lines you can shorten the lines and relaunch


It seems like he quit making the 4 line controller and doesn't sell them know. I wonder if there was a problem with it.




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[*] posted on 9-21-2018 at 03:58 AM


https://www.flickr.com/photos/29746473@N04/42948801170/in/ph...

5sqm propels the mountAinboard too


https://www.ebay.fr/itm/273411904242
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[*] posted on 9-21-2018 at 08:15 AM


Hey Alf,

Pretty cool. This is sort of a mix between a kite and a sail, but works well.

https://vimeo.com/291124909

Going off the wind is harder with a SUP though. For my kayak it goes off the wind pretty well.

https://vimeo.com/286877331




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[*] posted on 9-21-2018 at 10:11 AM


your system seems to work sidewind too
why are sups worst upwind than kayaks ?
i never could do better than sidewind
my kite is not 5 but 3 sqm
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[*] posted on 9-21-2018 at 10:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by alf  


your system seems to work sidewind too
why are sups worst upwind than kayaks ?


I am not sure why SUP are not as good as Kayak. I can get may 20 degree off the wind with SUP, maybe 60 with my kayak. This shows a good kayak track. The kayak does slip downwind because It has no rudder or centerboard, though I am getting better at it all the time.




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[*] posted on 9-22-2018 at 03:36 AM


What was the direction off the wind ?
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[*] posted on 9-22-2018 at 04:46 AM


North east but it varied a lot.



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