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Litewave Wing

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:48 pm
by beebad
What happens with this board in higher wind?
How does a lightwind board act in higher wind and chop?

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 pm
by alford
Not to be scarstic but it's like asking how a full size Ram pickup truck feels in a crowded parking lot.
If you are under 200 lbs go with the 155cm Wing, over 200 go 165cm.
My experience is more with the 165. It's a fantastic light wind board that I could easily ride to 18-20 knots with chop. Could you push it even more? Sure, but why not step down to a smaller board at that point? It's not a knock on the big board, it has done its job in the light stuff. There's always a trade-off, a give and take if you will.

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:14 pm
by FLandOBX
beebad wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:48 pm
What happens with this board in higher wind?
How does a lightwind board act in higher wind and chop?
Like a sheet of plywood.

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:24 pm
by alford
Lol, it's actually a nice ride for cruising.

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:28 pm
by Litewave Dave
I generally recommend the 165-Wing for riders over 190lbs.

Both boards handle surprisingly well for freestyle and choppy waters. It has a lot of rocker and concave for a light-wind board.

Joe Jamaleddin of Kansas went 48' on the Woo the other day on his 155 in 20-30mph in Corpus Christi on a RRD Vision 8m.

It's a really fun board...not a plank.

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 1:47 am
by FLandOBX
Okay, I'm feeling a little guilty about my earlier remark. Guess I was curt. Maybe even rude. :-? My apologies.

My experience with light wind boards is that anything over 140-148 cm is just too bulky and heavy to be fun. There are some good light wind boards in the 140-150 cm range that make up for their relative shortness with extra width (e.g., Epic Oxygen at 135 x 47). Those boards can handle any light wind that a longer wing can handle, but they do so with much more finesse and maneuverability. You can whip them around to toeside without feeling like you're on a heavy table.

A lot of people like the wing. I'm just not a fan, but it has more to do with my riding style than the board. I don't want to mow the lawn, but some people are content doing just that. Guess I'm probably being rude again. :(

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:59 am
by Litewave Dave


This might dispell any rumors that the Wing is not a good freestyle board.....it is! It handles freestyle so nicely. Check out this video of Mexican champion, Anthar Racca.

It's a lot different than the Spleene Door, Slingy Glide, or CF LW....you have to try it to believe me, though, I guess. Video should help though. :thumb:

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:07 am
by bragnouff
FLandOBX wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 1:47 am
Okay, I'm feeling a little guilty about my earlier remark. Guess I was curt. Maybe even rude. :-? My apologies.

My experience with light wind boards is that anything over 140-148 cm is just too bulky and heavy to be fun. There are some good light wind boards in the 140-150 cm range that make up for their relative shortness with extra width (e.g., Epic Oxygen at 135 x 47). Those boards can handle any light wind that a longer wing can handle, but they do so with much more finesse and maneuverability. You can whip them around to toeside without feeling like you're on a heavy table.

A lot of people like the wing. I'm just not a fan, but it has more to do with my riding style than the board. I don't want to mow the lawn, but some people are content doing just that. Guess I'm probably being rude again. :(
In light winds sometimes, there is only one thing that matters, it is the capability of going upwind easily. Once you've got some upwind capital, then you can spend it doing fun stuff, jumps and carves and turns. If you're struggling to hold your ground, then your superfun board isn't going to really deliver anything. There's something inherent to the Wing and to sidecut boards in general is that there is a longer length of rail buried in, and a definite upwind advantage because of that. Once it's windy enough for something else, sure, there are more options around that might work better.

A finless 135x40 sidecut board will be more effective at going upwind than a 135x47, and it will feel much more lively too.

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:02 pm
by beebad
Thanks everyone. I have (3) boards plus a foil board. I was just asking about, and I apologize for not be clear when I write, how this particular board handles in chop and NOT light wind conditions is all. I have an ACE, a 148 Spectrum, and this Lightwave board. Thanks yall

Re: Litewave Wing

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:56 pm
by Litewave Dave
The Wing handles higher wind & big chop due to the increased rocker over other light wind boards. Also goes over whitewater in waves no problem. Rocker also makes it easy to initiate a back roll, etc. I normally ride at Sherman Island where the chop/swell is similar to the Gorge, but a little smaller.