Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Foil, the only reason if it works like that, is because the trim is different.
You can change the stab aoa to get it like you want, to obtain more speed because of more control
Overall drag of the stab is only a very small parameter, it is all about control.
yes i agree the shimming exercise really does alter the whole feel of the rig, and getting the fine balance between your feet right, shiming trials can be sort of fun, as you are learning all the time about trim angles and finding the right feel for you,
I carried round a little trim kit in a bag zipped into my kite bag whilst away at flag beach for my extended stay, lots of little shims, torx key for wing removal on the beach.
to be honest it got frustrating for me as every time i found a better angle I used it for the day but always bench tested it against the standard 633 and 483, and for me I could not believe just how good that standard set up felt against the many configurations i was playing about with,
in that period on flag I was trying to get excited about my new moses 720 baltz pro and 450, 483 and another new 633, and 710 stab.( all bought from Gunnars new shop on the island)
I think after 12 months now I have got through most of the moses wing range, expensive fun but now all ended with the conclusion that the 633/483/ on the 710 fuse with .5deg of shim on the back hole of the stab works brilliantly for me,and certainly gives me the smile factor more than anything else.
that's in all conditions, 9.5cm of gap between the rear of the board and mast base, both foot straps used 100% time,