Wazza Foil wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 am
Just wondering what speed one needs to be doing to notice the benefit of all this effort?
I foil mostly below 30 kph.
The thing is if you do the work and get all surfaces 100% perfect, then you certainly feel the difference as soon as you start to pick up speed, silky smooth all the way up to the wings maximum speed, and using a speed watch shows this very well
As it is the wings maximum speed, it's hard if not impossible to break through and go faster, unless you get catapulted off and record that moment of extra speed
Any degradation of the perfect condition can normally be felt quite easily and depending how poor the surfaces have been degraded then the effect on stability and maximum speed is directly felt and can be measured.
Even if you don't push to maximum speed how do you know your kit is giving it's best feedback to you the rider,
For me It's important to know my kit is giving it's best
Only then I know it's all my fault when things go so badly wrong, either that or I can of course blame some seaweed