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[*] posted on 6-5-2020 at 11:47 AM


I am anxious to see the WaterStar.:thumbup:



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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 01:18 AM


we already hav the gin marabout and the concept air firefly but i think water star will be lighter
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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 06:34 AM


Perhaps it will build on the Long Star though I wish he would build a water relaunch NPW.

Here are some info about the kites you mentioned.

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

http://www.conceptair.com/en/boutique/fiche/245/firefly-2-5....




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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 07:03 AM


I think the Nasa star can be hold with shortening the 2 bar lines so water launch is not necessary
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[*] posted on 6-17-2020 at 08:12 AM



streetstar sup launch:
just enough wind the kite to fly
i felt shorter sup is better for sailing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq3h2cJPTj8
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[*] posted on 6-17-2020 at 09:37 AM


I'm really impressed you can launch the Streetstar from the water in such light wind.



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[*] posted on 6-17-2020 at 09:59 AM


easy if you avoid tangles

i also paddle to the beach to start again

that s really doable and the streetstar 2 has better lines and i guess less tangles
when the wind is stronger it becomes easier

I hope to do the same soon with the hydrophobe chiacara nasastar
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[*] posted on 6-18-2020 at 11:34 PM


4 beaufort yesterday

the fly air premium is heavy and somehow braking but top speed was 20kmh
Upwind by paddling

Ss short line kite is a good optional Motor for sups
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[*] posted on 6-19-2020 at 09:59 AM


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[*] posted on 6-21-2020 at 06:51 AM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM6uYc_tUNg
it will plane from 4 beaufort
i felt windsurf board is faster than i sup , even in low winds
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[*] posted on 7-10-2020 at 04:33 AM


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=249118723181440&...

I will use this stx 250 first with streetstar. I hop it will plane!


https://youtu.be/DemqfxT1Yjw
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[*] posted on 7-10-2020 at 08:16 AM


Looks good!

Recent trip to the Outer Banks, with ISUP and Kite Wing. ISUP+IWING?








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[*] posted on 7-10-2020 at 11:57 AM


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You weren't too tired from all that pumping to go out? :evil:

That looks fun, but it always seems to me that the perfect wind for the wing is also perfect wind to kitesurf (as witnessed by the guy behind you!). How was upwind with that setup? Seemed like you were able to hold on pretty well.

Is that one of the newer blow ups you can attach a foil to? That would be the thing I'd like to try most. Wing out to swell and ride waves in.




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[*] posted on 7-10-2020 at 02:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by jeffnyc  
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You weren't too tired from all that pumping to go out? :evil:

That looks fun, but it always seems to me that the perfect wind for the wing is also perfect wind to kitesurf (as witnessed by the guy behind you!). How was upwind with that setup? Seemed like you were able to hold on pretty well.

Is that one of the newer blow ups you can attach a foil to? That would be the thing I'd like to try most. Wing out to swell and ride waves in.


If I have reasonable amount of wind, I don't really get tired holding it up. If the wind is right, it holds my arm up. The problem is if the wind is too light I do get tired holding it up. So you need enough to keep the wing flying though that really isn't that much. That particular day there was certainly enough wind for kiting. The biggest advantage of a wing compared to kites is probably just don't need a launch where you can put long lines up. It goes upwind fine - but I installed a removable center fin on it. I think it would be a lot harder with a usual ISUP.

I can't use this ISUP with a foil, but I already have a windfoil board and my plan has been to learn to foil with the windsurfing rig first and then see if I can make a go of it with the wing. I don't know if a windfoil board will work with a wing, but I think it might. Some people seem to do fine that way though there are lots of wing foil board out there that seem to be more popular. There are even a few boards that are inflatable that can be used with a foil.





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[*] posted on 7-11-2020 at 08:10 AM


Here is a picture of my SUP center fin. I used an Air-7 box with 3M 5200 Rapid Cure Marine Adhesive.

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[*] posted on 7-11-2020 at 07:42 PM


Heh, I meant pumping the board and the wing up... that's the thing folks complain about most here with their LEIs. But good to know pumping against wind doesn't get your arms tired, that was something I had wondered about. Right after I wrote that, I found your windfoil vid, very cool. I see a few folks around here trying it every time I go out. You're doing great on it! Great location, looks like fun there.



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[*] posted on 7-12-2020 at 10:54 AM


Thanks. I usually only pump my SUP up once a season (unless I deflate it for a trip) and leave it inflated. It is way too much work to pump up every time you go out. Pumping up an SUP would probably be the best workout you can get.:D

The wing takes very little time to pump - they don't hold near as much air as an LEI.




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[*] posted on 8-1-2020 at 05:54 AM


Hy, i ' ve been sailing the streetstar at sea with a mistral tarifa
With strong winds under harness it works very well but the board Being 65cm wide i fall at jibe and sail back in kayak style
Maybe its possible to water or knee start i ll try again
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[*] posted on 8-1-2020 at 06:47 AM


Skinny board like that would be pretty hard to ride with a kite. Post some videos.



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