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Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

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Underpowered or Overpowered Riding

Lit Foil
4
4%
Moderate foil
13
14%
Just enough to Foil
7
7%
Lit twintip
21
22%
Moderate twintip
13
14%
Lit Strapless
4
4%
Moderate Strapless
17
18%
Mega Loops
7
7%
Mega Hang time
10
10%
 
Total votes: 96

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ap888
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Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby ap888 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:58 am

How powered you like to ride

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Toby
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Re: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby Toby » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:56 am

Would Lit twintip and Mega hangtime be the same?

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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby dragnfly » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 am

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Last edited by dragnfly on Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Beardytello
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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby Beardytello » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:15 am

Moderate twintip is fave, followed by lit twintip.

Underpowered sucks ass.

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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby xoen » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:30 am

I have always found Overpowered to be a confusing concept. I wonder if it is being used correctly. In my opinion, Overpowered is not the opposite of underpowered, but rather when you are powered beyond control...or? I would say the ooposite of underpowered would be well powered, or something like that.
But I am no native english speaker...

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Toby
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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby Toby » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:37 am

I agree xoen!
Overpowered is out of control.

Well powered should rather be used.

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Janus
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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby Janus » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:47 am

poll "sucs", not enough choices & not the right ones. there should be more answers possibel.
I like to foil moderate, lit twintip and moderate strapless wave... and lit twintip on a FS foil kite means mega hangtime... lit twintip with a lei means megaloop for some riders.. (and can be with the latest FS Soul as well megaloop..)

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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby pmaggie » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:02 am

Some years ago I was (moderately) on the overpowered side. My "standard" sail was the Core XR 15 LW. After being lofted by a gust, I feel much more comfortable with a sail that is always under total control. Since the wind can be quite gusty here on the lake, when it's blowing 10-20-10 (it happens) I prefer my 11 and a large board than my 15 and a small board.

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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby mikelet » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:38 pm

I like to ride somewhere inbetween lit and slightly overpowered on any craft under my feet..that's it..

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Re: Poll: Underpowered or Overpowered

Postby kjorn » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:42 pm

I feel overpowered is when you can't LET RIP and go 100% speed, the wind will rip you off your edge and spank you.

Moderate power is when you can always hold the edge no matter how fast or crazy you are going.


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