Foxi wrote: ↑
Sun May 20, 2018 11:10 am
I‘m in my second Foilseason now and had two sessions with my new Fluente (590). I understand that 633 provides more lift and stall speed is further reduced so that any manouver attempts could be practised at lower speeds. What I do no not understand so far: isn‘t it a con that kite sizes needed are smaller so that support through tacks is (significantly) lower than in a „regular combo“ ? What does 633 make so special compared to early planning foils like Cabrinha Double Agent or Naish Thrust which are more judged as beginner foils ?
Nobody really answered your question Foxi ?
It should have a thread of its own actually, as it is not "brand" specific
Anyways, your are somewhat correct, and then again not.
Using a bigger wing, means you can use a smaller kite yes.
Which is a huge advantage in maneuvers when carving and having fun in general, and in waves too, that you can turn a smaller kite much faster and turn in a tighter arc.
But yes, you dont have the same lift as with a bigger kite, for making transitions that is true.
BUT, you can use just as big a kite with a bigger wing, than with a smaller wing - to get the same benefits when practicing switching feet.
In fact, the bigger wing is slower, so even easier with a big kite to avoid getting too powered, as it wont "run away" like a smaller faster wing.
So a win win with the big wings, as you can use your bigger kite if you like, and still have a lot more room for "errors" as it wont stall if you are too slow in a move
The downside of the bigger wings IMO, is they get horribly boring pretty fast - there IS a limit where the fun stops, when you dont have the glide and speed and feel of no drag, like the smaller/normal wings.
Some like riding huge wings, some like riding medium/normal wings, and a few like faster and smaller wings - personal liking only.
And yes, the other typically claimed beginner foils are somewhat the same as the 633, or reverse, these bigger wings are all good beginner wings too