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Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?

Postby tmcfarla » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:59 pm

I really like my lift 110 wingset, and thinking of adding one of the bigger wing sets. Anyone have feedback regarding 170 classic vs 170 fish?

I weight 150 pounds / 70 kg. I usually ride in flat water, and my biggest kite is a 10 tube (Naish boxer). I may do some surf or sup in the future, but mostly kiting. Not really sure what I’m hoping to accomplish with bigger wings- definitely I’d like to get better at foiling transitions, and I guess just something new.

Do the bigger wings offer much advantage in flat water? If so, 170 classic or fish?

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Re: Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?

Postby slowboat » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:24 am

In flat water, the bigger wing will allow you to get going with a smaller kite and will also stay on foil at a slower speed (working on transitions, for example). The 170 is a great wing. I have not tried the fish but Lift told me it was designed to flex while being pumped. I don't like the idea of a foil that flexes, so I went with the regular 170.

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Re: Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?

Postby matth » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:20 am

I'm thinking of the 170 as my first foil.

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Re: Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?

Postby Brian H » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:22 am

Anyone try the 150 and the 170 and can give some feed back . I've been riding the 110 for a couple years and love it . I can switch my feet while flying before and after the turn and im looking for something to play in windswell . I'm under 150 lbs and can't chose between the 150 or 170

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Re: Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?

Postby mmac » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:53 am

Brian H wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:22 am
Anyone try the 150 and the 170 and can give some feed back . I've been riding the 110 for a couple years and love it . I can switch my feet while flying before and after the turn and im looking for something to play in windswell . I'm under 150 lbs and can't chose between the 150 or 170
I've owned and ridden the 150 & 170 classic wings. They are both great and ride very similar. I weigh over 200lbs and found the 170 obviously has a bit more lift at low speeds. Otherwise, they turn and ride similar. At my size, the 170 also seems a bit more resistant to surface breeching. After riding and loving both, I would say that if you weigh Less than 195 lbs go with the 150, if you weigh More than 195 lbs go with the 170. For lighter riders, the 150 should have plenty of lift.

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Re: Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?

Postby Brian H » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:37 am

Thanks Mac


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