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ally madd
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Posted: 05 June 2007 at 10:02am | IP Logged Quote ally madd

years ago i was going to buy one these,check out the new .www.wingsurfer.co.uk

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Ross
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Posted: 05 June 2007 at 12:08pm | IP Logged Quote Ross

Ally, that is really fascinating, to see a sport at its birth. I wonder what longevity it will have.
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Posted: 05 June 2007 at 6:57pm | IP Logged Quote Gavin Duthie

Not SOOOO new, I saw a video of something similar being used in The Gorge circa 1987. I think this one had a deck mounted 6ft mast to which the wing was mounted on a swivel UJ. The guy could sail it on both tacks like a regular windsurfer, but could also flip it horizontal to act like a wing to extend the aerials he was doing of the rolling swell.
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Posted: 05 June 2007 at 7:03pm | IP Logged Quote Ross

I saw that, but this is an interesting evolution, hand held. What happens if you let go in a big gust, that's what I want to know!!
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Posted: 06 June 2007 at 9:16am | IP Logged Quote steve boyd

no one around to tell the tale. all got blown away in the big gusts.
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 8:08am | IP Logged Quote nicksalloway

Definitely not so new. Me and my mate invented this sport back in the early 90's!



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