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Re: should water stick to the wing?

Postby Foil » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:55 am

I have to add that the surface finish on my 2020 model 82cm mast looks so good,
not quite perfect but so much better than my previous masts, and I have had around 8 masts of most sizes from the last 3 years,
so things might have changed a little,
however my brand new wings from 2 weeks ago were not perfectly finished with very minor lumps and bumps and imperfections as normal,
this can be seen under good light and gliding a light finger over the surface, but its a standard factory made wing, not the mikes lab type of stuff thats hand made and race prep finished,
but that costs a fortune takes a year to make for you and completely bonkers unless you race, i still love looking closely at them, seen mostly every week at flag beach,
and some of the owners of these exotic looking items take the care and maintenance routine to another level

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Re: should water stick to the wing?

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:05 am

Foil wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Snip...

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 :lol:

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 :D
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There is not a maximum speed for any wing, does not exist, you can always go faster, if you are able to.

There might very well be a practical maximum speed for current top riders and current gear, on a given wing and size, very hard to overcome yes.

But a "wings maximum speed" does not exist, does not make sense.

As you only have drag which slows you down, but with more power you can ride faster, no matter what.

Of course, at some point cavitation might occur and make it practically impossible, but that is another topic...

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Re: should water stick to the wing?

Postby Foil » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:53 am

good point.
practical maximum speed is it then!
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