Yes I think it is very important to understand a bit of the physics behind, especially where the load point goes with different setups, tells you a lot about how a foil behaves.
Three little stories about last experiences on the mono:
More and more impressed of how wide the windrange of one wingfoil equipment can be and pretty sure with a mono it is not worse, maybe even better:
Balz Müller long time ago said something similar as he can pump up a 4,5 m² in around 8 knts and ride in up to 45 knts. Well being not a pro with the heart of Balz for the around 8 knts I need my 5,2 m² but these days it happend again:
This time we even had two professional kite foilers (racer and freestyler) on the beach and later the freestyler in the water. As it happened more an more often in the past month, a big part of the time I was the only guy out and foiling, while a minimum of 10 wing and kite foilers have been on the beach as the wind was very low and gusty with lulls down to 4 knts. On the other end some month ago I was passed by a front with as the station said: close to 40 knts, with the exact same equipment, well in the top spike I remaind on the board for a moment, but no doupt as often done, up to 35 knts I can navigate without spending to much force. The great behaviour of an unstabilized monofoil here is, that when you get overoverpowered in a gust, just let the mono pop out of the water, slide it on the surface to control and reduce speed and then return into foil flight without any change of pressure point.
Also the sweet spot is awesome, in gusty 8 kts I use the wind to just get me on the mono and then pump around without wing. And for the 30 knts I also found a new game:
Till now I tought just a stabilised monofoil as the Triton is able to ride rodeo or even to do a Caneri Man:
Maybe I was wrong, as in the very powered winds I started to retry rodeo with the wing starting from the ground and it shows up that with the more direct feel of a wing, it could become possible to go allong flying rodeo for long distance.
Met one of the long time monofoilers at our lake in the water asking him if the boy with the kite is his son, that's what he said:
"Yes and he is on a (unstabilised) monofoil, right from the start, I just didn't tell him that something like stabis (training wheels) even exist
and now the secound day he starts riding long runs on the mono"
Motiviated by this, likely worlds first real mono only foiler, I will reinforce my plan to teach somebody foiling next spring right from the start with a mono, to not force him to learn it first the "wrong way"
but as this beginner is no more in the teens, I think I will give him a Triton with its super gentle takeoff behaviour.