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Hand Kite Foiling #2991959
08/04/19 03:10 PM
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A pretty new application that's blowing up on Maui right now are these hand kites, or wing foiling, they haven't really coined a label yet. Naish, Duotone, F-one, and I'm sure many others going to jump on this. They run about $800 and I've seen more and more out. It's a good alternative when surf is small (or big) to paddling in.

I was out this evening and this guy fell only once in about 2 hours. Non stop doing loops.

I'm not a wind sport person, but I'm seriously considering getting one due to the amount of paddling I have to do in the winter to get to the outer reefs.

The guy in the vid is on a small SUP, but did see him last night water start with a small prone foil board.


Last edited by Kaser1; 08/04/19 03:11 PM.

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Re: Hand Kite Foiling [Re: Kaser1] #2992075
08/04/19 05:13 PM
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we have one here at my work. For me it doesn't blow my hair back. I can grab a kite or wind Sup and have way more fun. In my opinion its a fad and will fade quickly with other options you are already doing.

But who knows

Re: Hand Kite Foiling [Re: Kaser1] #2992350
08/05/19 02:47 AM
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whats waaaaaaaay more impressive to me is when you pumped back out....pumped a 360....and then kept going out to sea a little bit....KIKA$$....is that all on the IWA 1.5 ultra light wing....shoot i need one of those....


yeah good luck getting one of those damn things....i made 3 trios to hawaii this summer ...2 to oahu and 1 to maui with cash on hand trying to buy one nobody would sell it to me....naish had one they let me try but wouldn't sell....blue planet had 2 to sell but ....not yet.....WTF.....emailed ALL the companies back in april 4 to 6 weeks became 6to 8 weeks to soon soon...buuuuuul$#!t....over it...going to gonkite instead


kaser you REALLLY need to get crakin with the wind sports stuff....its a whole nother world of FUN...and you hang out with ALL the full on legends of the sport....i been following Alex and daves career since I was 15 years old....and youre on MAUI....sheeeeooot


quit yer bitching...just get out there and...RUN WHAT YA BRUNG!!!
Re: Hand Kite Foiling [Re: Steamroller] #2992491
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Originally Posted by Steamroller
whats waaaaaaaay more impressive to me is when you pumped back out....pumped a 360....and then kept going out to sea a little bit....KIKA$$....is that all on the IWA 1.5 ultra light wing....shoot i need one of those....


yeah good luck getting one of those damn things....i made 3 trios to hawaii this summer ...2 to oahu and 1 to maui with cash on hand trying to buy one nobody would sell it to me....naish had one they let me try but wouldn't sell....blue planet had 2 to sell but ....not yet.....WTF.....emailed ALL the companies back in april 4 to 6 weeks became 6to 8 weeks to soon soon...buuuuuul$#!t....over it...going to gonkite instead


kaser you REALLLY need to get crakin with the wind sports stuff....its a whole nother world of FUN...and you hang out with ALL the full on legends of the sport....i been following Alex and daves career since I was 15 years old....and youre on MAUI....sheeeeooot


yea the iwa light.

hope I can get a kite before winter, save me from having to get a SUP


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08/05/19 05:19 PM
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haha 'not too bad for an old man'.

Re: Hand Kite Foiling [Re: Kaser1] #2992678
08/05/19 09:03 PM
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Kiting has taken over for me

Wing thingys, not so much. And so hard to get I have em 👍🏼

Re: Hand Kite Foiling [Re: Kaser1] #2992786
08/06/19 02:56 AM
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foil ka,a point from dawn to 1100....no kiting allowed before 1100...kite till 3 when the wind shuts down...go foil till dark...shoots....wke up tomorrow do it all again


quit yer bitching...just get out there and...RUN WHAT YA BRUNG!!!
Re: Hand Kite Foiling [Re: Kaser1] #2993371
08/07/19 05:52 AM
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I got a gong 5m wing. About 60% cost of the big brands....$750cdn all in. I have dreams of the endless loops described above, foil surfing without paddling, and without being attached to a kite (I am fully into kite surfing but at its best it's still not quite like surfing). Also for situations where kiting isn't possible or feasible. However those dreams will have to wait a bit ... first 2 attempts show this is harder than it looks!

Re: Hand Kite Foiling [Re: Kaser1] #2993472
08/07/19 03:09 PM
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Really want to try this before I drop a big chunk of change. Any demos in San Diego, or anyone want to rent theirs for an hour?