It looks like most producers are bringing out either higher aspect or thinner profile wings recently.elguapo wrote: ↑Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:20 amthat is a problem with surfing bigger (10+ feet) on foils...
smaller waves/ocean swelldouble overhead or smaller).. pretty easy to stay in pocket on modern foil wings
you start playing on double overhead or bigger.. you need more speed. and when a peak on a wave is damn near vertical.. it wont not matter how much you stomp the front of the board when the foil is out of the water (you need speed to stay in pocket)
chubanga's racing wings...
imo.. might be the big wave/best tow surf foils that ever was..
the stability at speed, lack of drag and the fact ventilating it does not equal an auto crash. (which is the reason moses/lift/et al them with their own "high aspect" new wings)
i know Laird's kauai crew uses lift's fastest wing (surf 60 v2)
imo, we are entering the golden age of "bigger" wave foil surfing.. any wing made for speed opens up so many opportunities. i'm curious of the potential of reducing the drag of an efoil with folding props will increasing stability at speed with a super low HA foil such as a chubanga
..obsolete shapes such as the 633 shapes struggle more because of pitchy-ness and being general unstable at all speed (as compared to other premium wings)...in addition to performing poorly as speed.
tl; dr version:
imo, yes, it is necessary to shim your surf foil set-ups to the speed/style of riding you will be doing
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