Today was good conditions for testing, flew Ozone Uno 6m average 16 to 18 knts wind.
Rode Levitaz element stabless for first time and rode my mono foils to compare. Keep in mind my wings are 30 percent bigger than element.
This is what I think .
Levitaz is more unstable at low speed but stability increases with speed, it is faster ( it's smaller and thinner foil section) I like the free turning feeling of element and was not difficult to do 360, toeside tack etc. But had to maintain much more speed. No flying footswitch on element and still difficult to do even with reflex wing.
Sudden pitch change is more controllable than my first wing but more difficult than reflex wing .
What I think I want?
Levitaz element outline shape, flatter tips (like my wing) thin foil semi semetrical section like element ( not flat bottom like mine) but with maybe 2 degrees reflex. Like thinned MH45 airfoil .
Something about 850 sq cm wing area for freeride.
I think also I want to change my board to have less board in front of strut and more in the rear so more even weight to help with strapless foot switches? Lightest possible weight board .
I also tried rodeo today on reflex wing, had to have feet on nose of board to control pitch and butt in exact right place , had to start from sitting on board in the water but rode maybe 50 meters so I think it's possible with more practice.
I would like to try Levitaz cruiser wing but none available to borrow.
The standard element is a great wing to start mono foiling IMO.
I ordered more carbon and epoxy to try new ideas.