dave1986 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:54 pm
grigorib wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:59 am
I rode 720 (same as 718 except for surf fuselage) and 637. The 637 is way faster. 720 has much better lowend but is fairly thick and slow.
I’d say 671 would be very similar to 645. If you’re looking for slower/lightwindier, get the 800
How does the W720 compare with the W800 for kite-foiling?
W720 vs W800 : Low-end / Top-end/ maneuverability... The SAB website suggests the W800 is slightly faster but also equally maneuverable. Do you agree?
Which would be best for long distance straight-line fast cruising?
When I rode 720 I compared it back to back with 683s. It felt way more stable, just like 800 vs 679. When tried with large 450 stabilizer it felt like it has almost same lowend as 683s but with 325 it instantly felt that I need more speed to go with it, again, compared back to back.
If 718 popped up when 720 became available - in May 2019, I’d certainly have one and wouldn’t need to wait for 695.
What bugs me in 720/718 design - pointed down wingtips. Those will go apart and away pretty soon, upon first few rubs on the bottom.
What I love about 800 - race DNA. It is scaled up 637/645/671 wing and it rides very stable. 800 is not a thin wing, so it won’t fly as fast as 637/645/671, at least its cruising speed is lower, but again - the lowend is pretty good and is very adequate for 840 sq.cm wing.
As of maneuverability- never once I felt that 800 is somehow handicapped in means of squeezing a tight turn.
I felt that 720 and 683s top ends were comparable, both not as high as with 800.
TL;DR 720/718 have damage-prone wingtips and I prefer 800 which is well maneuverable, fast and lightwindish