Romano Raspini

I am Romano and I have been kitesurfing and surfing for more than twenty years. I was in Tenerife in 2018 when Duotone presented the first Wing Echo, as soon as I tried it in the water I realized that I would never do without it.
Italian
Rome, Italy
40 years old
Wing foiling since 2018

Gear

DuotoneFanatic

Sponsors

DuotoneFanaticION

Sports

KiteSurfSUPWindsurfSurf FoilWing Foil

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

I started with surfing and windsurfing, then in 2000 I started with kiting

What do you like about wing foiling?

No matter how the winds or the sea conditions are, it takes so little to have so much fun and have the feeling of flying over water.

How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?

A couple of tests were enough, I was already using hydrofoil in kite and surfing.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

I use Duotone Echo for all-round and downwind and Duotone Unit when riding on the waves; for the Board I use Fanatic SkyWing and S-plus Plasma; HF Fanatic Hight Aspect.

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

Long and glassy Waves and 16/18 Kn Side.

What do you want or believe will significantly improve the wing foiling gear?

it's a new sport, the shapes of the boards and wings will change, over time we will also have lighter materials

What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?

Start with a big board and wind around 12/13 kn. Always better to take a good course.

What is your biggest water sport achievement?

I participated in the national kite wave championships with good results.