I have tested most of the wings on the market.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:46 pmAnyone tried both the Duotone with a boom, and the "rest" with grab handles?
Feels a lot more right for windsurfers with a clean boom, where you can grab whereever you want intuitively.
Also, you can adjust the profile depth so possible to use in more wind without too much power.
I dont mind the length of the batten, doesnt matter compared to the board lenght
But Duotone is the only one making wings this way, or ???
I know the wings can be totally different most likely, so not asking about a comparison between wings, but between bar/boom versus grab handles
IF anyone has tried both, maybe just on land.
Or any thoughts even if never tried?
Here is my thoughts on the boom.
1) In the beginning , for windsurfers, it feels more intuitive. However it leads to problems later down the line. Biggest one is that windsurfers try to use the wing like a sail and then start believing that things like not being able to go upwind when not foiling.
2) It is a safety hazard. When learning new tricks you will get hit by the wing and fall on it. The boom increases the chance of injury quite a lot. Also every time I tried a Duotone I damaged my board with the boom.
3) The Current boom connection on the Duotone is very flexible which leads to the Wing being unstable
4) For non windsurfers the handles are easier. Case in point, I have had Duotone teamriders who have struggled with their wings, try a WASP and immediately get it. Why? It was more intuitive for them with the handles.
5) Travelling sucks with the Boom. The Duotone pretty much rolls up like a sail when you leave the battens in.
6) Backwinded riding is very difficult with the Boom, at least with the Duotone. The Boom connection has quite a bit of play, so the wing is harder to control when backwinded.