Have been out some more days now, easter holidays and perfect weather
3 days ago out on the Kruiser wing first, and then the surf wing (higher AR 1100 cm2 versus low AR 1200 cm2) with a bigger LEI again.
Upwind angles around 110 degree for the Kruiser, and just over 70 for the wave/surf wing.
Wind direction changed between the two sessions.
Also, had to swim ashore in a lull where I failed, bugger....
2 days ago it was FINALLY light wind, yes, have been waiting for this
With a 15 m2 ConceptAir Pulsion I could ride in 5 knots with the Kruiser wing (@78 kg), good upwind angles for this wind.
Apparently I could just ride when 4 knots, but I could not waterstart, can not get my ass out of the water in this wind, so there is my lower limit
Today it was windy, around 9 knots I think, so took a wavefoil with the 1200 cm2 surf wing, and a 9 m2 wavekite, and rode for a couple of hours, an almost perfect day for me
Then I could feel the wind slooowly beginning to drop, so I went in and changed to the Kruiser wing instead, to check Regis's request - can it turn, can it be used in waves?
Bugger, I did not expect that - it turns just dandy when carving narrow back and fourth, like you do in waves (no waves today only knee/thigh high).
Of course one can not wiggle as fast side to side going straight, but that might just happen because I went from an XS stab to an Small upswept stab also, when changing "flyer".
Must say the way it turned so easy was NOT what I was expecting, and almost feel like I want to use this wing overall now ha haa
Making flying 360s was also just as easy on the Kruiser
Havent compared more than this day, but looks very promising Regis.
Meaning, if you mostly ride in low wind and quite flat, and sometimes waves, one wing like the Kruiser could do just fine.
If you often ride in waves, and sometimes in flat/chop, one wing like the Surf wing (actually called 1200V2 Kool) could do just fine.
Took a few pics after the sessions today.
Kruiser 1100 cm2 wing with a 92 cm mast:
Soooo beautiful to ride on the sandbanks today, here carving tight with the Kruiser - testing it up against the Surf wing:
Hope some can use these findings