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Re: We need area labels for hydrofoil wings

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:25 am
by deniska
cglazier wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:28 am
People talk about their 590 wings, their 633 wing, their surf wings, their lift wings etc. This is proprietary labeling by the manufacturer that tells us little. How would you like it if kite manufacturers labelled their kites with a span measurement or descriptions such as "freestyle" and never mentioned the area.

:roll: CG
Yes! thank you! I kept asking same questions myself...
why can't they indicate the surface area, shape and volume?
What in the number hints me that 633 is a surf shovel and 637 is a compo race wing?

Re: We need area labels for hydrofoil wings

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:56 am
by windmaker
deniska wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:25 am
cglazier wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:28 am
People talk about their 590 wings, their 633 wing, their surf wings, their lift wings etc. This is proprietary labeling by the manufacturer that tells us little. How would you like it if kite manufacturers labelled their kites with a span measurement or descriptions such as "freestyle" and never mentioned the area.

:roll: CG
Yes! thank you! I kept asking same questions myself...
why can't they indicate the surface area, shape and volume?
What in the number hints me that 633 is a surf shovel and 637 is a compo race wing?
I guess some guys think their hydrofoil is the center of the world :) or are so unaware they think it's the only way to label foil wings :o
With the choice of nearly 40 brands offering each 2 or 3 foils + numerous wings what are the odds anyone knows (or cares) what a 626b or 735s wing is unless they own one.