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Re: Larger wings for larger guys.

Postby Hawaiis » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:36 am

Wood will help lift the rider off the water too.

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Re: Larger wings for larger guys.

Postby g0nz0 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:12 pm

What variation is there in surface areas of different wings? I had a quick look at the dimensions on the Sroka against the Moses fr425 front wing. I won't put numbers on it because I wasn't being that accurate, but the Sroka wing is about a quarter larger in projected flat area than the Moses. From practical experience it certainly lifts sooner than the Moses, although the aspect ratio on the Sroka is much higher, which might be contributing.

Does a higher aspect wing of the same area as a lower aspect wing work better? So many variables to consider. Might have to build some and see how it goes.

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Re: Larger wings for larger guys.

Postby bacon2109 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:44 am

g0nz0: What variation is there in surface areas of different wings?
This is form Ketos, different front wings for the same fuselage.
http://www.ketos-foil.com/fr/kitefoil/22-fuselage.html
g0nz0: Does a higher aspect wing of the same area as a lower aspect wing work better?
All depend of your speed confort zone
http://www.ketos-foil.com/fr/home/68-ta ... ances.html

good way to compare. maybe not the best
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Re: Larger wings for larger guys.

Postby ktouhey » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:31 pm

I am 2m tall and 115kg, so I'm certainly a larger guy.
But there are about 20 of us here locally who have Spotz2 foils and we all use the same wings without issue. most of us are obviously average sized, while a couple are quite lightweights.

I would benefit from a larger wing for lightwind racing, but for freeriding it is not significant.

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Re: Larger wings for larger guys.

Postby cnski » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:55 pm

WOW that's a lot of guys riding the Spotz 2 foil in your area. You guys must pushing each other and progressing. How does the Spotz2 compare to the Spotz1? Just curious as I have a Spotz1 and weigh about 240 lbs. I do like the larger race wing for light wind that I mostly ride in but definitely enjoy the speed of the speed wing.


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