theres a lot of information on the Gong Forum. Its mostly french translated to english and sometimes hard to understand, but a lot of information. Takes some time to read through it.Kitedicted wrote: ↑Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:30 pmHmm it's really tricky. Buying the freewave with a shorter mast will be cheaper, if I buy a rise I will have to change wing, mast, stab and the fuselage etc and that will be more expensive. I understand the rise will be easier in the beginning. Are we talking a massive difference? Otherwise I am leaning towards the freewave/curve to save some money
The offical gong advice and consenses of riders is that the RIse will be easiest and you should be happy first year. Then you will crave more speed and glide and the Curve is better after you have learned basics.
Many riders are saying that the Curve M is perfectly fine to learn on. get the 65cm mast as a start then go over to 90 cm mast.
My view is that many, many people, myself included, learned on 600cm2 wings and long masts. it takes a lot of dedication, but its not impossible.
But the lets say ease of learning of a 600cm 2 wing is a "1" and a Rise is a "10". Then the Curve M is like an 9. its that close.
If you are like 110kg, perhaps lack physical stamina or flexibility. Or you are generally a more careful person and have trepidation or think your balance is somewhat challenged. That´s totally cool, more power to you to give it a go! Then get the Rise. If you have decent physical condition and not afraid to crash a little more, and enjoy a little more challenge than the Curve M is fine.
Again, i have to say that so many have learned on small wings and worked through that challenge, i thought it was FUN, then the Curve is like cheating.