Wing dead on strut, I dont think will work well for most riders; i am very skeptical I must say.
Øyvind has a very special loose whipping style, like those riding skimboards aggressively.
Whereas for me, it would not work, as I love the "drive" from either the mast or the stabilizer, and in reality from both, as they give me the pleasant drive and turn.
Meaning, when I change down in stab size and more flat, I reach a point when small, where it does not feel as good when carving around like when driving a windsurf or a surfboard around in a bottom turn - it simply gets too loose for that great feel IMO.
Somewhat the same happens if the mast is too far forward it seems, both from friends building foils and from Øyvind now, the foil tends not to track pleasant when driven around in a carve, and even going straight it does not seem to track pleasant either.
Great if you want it extremely loose maybe, like Øyvind, but many of us will like it to be less loose and more "natural" (for us).
As said earlier, when riding stabless, the mast should in fact be positioned even further back than if having a stab, for same trim and dynamics balance.
Thus I doubt it will be pleasant putting it further forward instead of rearwards
What am I to say, havent tried the different setups myself (only stabless removing the stab), but I know for sure that I have a liking for "feeling the drive" in turns, instead of too skatey loose turns
Denise, she is experimenting too with different wings and reflex, cool, and are you also testing mast position or further forward and furher rear?
A reflex wing has its center of effort a tad more forward than a "regular" wing, assume you know this as you are used to flying different wings on planes, but the difference is so small I dont think you can feel it - difference from stab to stabless is much bigger regarding how far you have to move your feet (or trim).
Good some are testing this, and last but not least, sharing with everyone in here