The history of wingsurfing goes back to 1986, when Tom Magruder presented his "Wind Weapon", a freely rotating sail that is firmly mounted on the surfboard. In the years that followed, the technology was adapted and kept coming onto the market in different versions and under new names. The use of the wings is not exclusively linked to water sports, but is also used for sports in the snow, on the beach or on land. The terms "Skate Sails", "Wind Skates" or " Kitewings " are to be mentioned as milestones in the further development. Most of these variants have in common that they use a stiff frame to stretch the wing, which also function as handlebars or handles. 
The reason for the moderate success of all these developments is a physical one: the Friction . Because wings that are big enough to set a sluggish, heavy surfboard including the surfer in motion, have to be very big, unwieldy and heavy. Only with the introduction of the Foil surfing wingsurfing is experiencing a renaissance, fueled by the idea of the kite brand Slingshot to transfer the production technology of kitesurfing to wingsurfing: The result is a wind wing that is inflatable, compact, light and inexpensive and at the same time especially in combination with foil -Boards offers sufficient propulsion.