That's because your definition of "lively" differs to other peoples, and your version of "slower turning" is very specific, I'd guess.
It's subjective, isn't it.Slappysan wrote: I can't speak to the Ketos wings but with the NP Surf wings the L wing turns very fast and is very agile when paired with the small stab.
I no longer sink the foil, I just use the front wing against the water and waterstart directly on foil. Works like a charm for strapless.
Agree, it's all about using the wing itself as leverage against water, not the board. With this technique, the bigger wing size helps, a lot.Trent hink wrote: ↑Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:33 pmI can't say i agree here.
Having tried the slingshot infinity 99 alongside my own 1200 cm2 foil in very marginal wind, the difference was night and day.
No chance getting up on my foil with the 11m peak 4. But with the infinity 99 and peak it was pretty easy to get going.
The difference seems to be not just how much weight the kite pull up, but also how much leverage you can apply against the pull of the kite.
With the board on its side and half a meter of wing sticking down in the water, you get much more leverage against the kite and much less side-slipping on the down loop(s) to start.
It was a pretty stark difference in my opinion.
tkaraszewski wrote: ↑Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:12 amBig wings don’t require less power to move, they just move slower without falling off foil. The hardest part of foiling, in terms of amount of power required from the kite, is waterstarting, and the amount of power required there doesn’t change much with wing size.
If you have enough power in the kite to pull your body up out of the water and onto the foil, you can get the foil up to 7 knots on a big foil or 11 knots on a small foil East enough, which is enough to keep you moving. If anything an extra large foil has more drag, which might make it worse in light winds.
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