have you tried a high aspect wing that is not smaller but closer in size to your medium aspect wing?jumptheshark wrote: ↑Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:41 pmAgreed, kite is most efficient and sits furthest forward when sheeted just right. Not flapping, but not oversheeted either. Pretty easy to get used to finding this spot by sheeting in just to the point the canopy goes still.
I also often liken riding with peaks to the tempo of a Dirt Bike or Dune buggy. Terrain focused and very on/off with the throttle with much of the time idling the kite. Big wing and small Peaks is a pretty low speed high torque type of ride for me. The better the waves, the more dirt bike it gets. I get much more steady on the throttle with the 6m in low winds and flatter water.
Never used a small fast wing with the Peaks, but have recently tried a slightly smaller much higher aspect wing than my usual and didn't notice any disadvantage to the kites. The more abrupt stall of the higher aspect wing was a deal breaker for me as I realized I'm often down around that stall point. MUCH prefer a soft stall that I can feel and power out of and think that is half the magic in combining low aspect wing with Peaks. Smaller wings drop out much more abruptly at lower speeds. I bet you could have plenty of fun exploring the combo of a smaller faster wing with these kites, but am not sure its as obvious a match for Peaks as a lower aspect wing that opens up dynamic turning at lower speeds.
This is interesting, you might be able to help me out here.Flyboy wrote: ↑Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:57 amYeah - as Peter says, I find it hard to understand why you would choose to use Peaks with smaller wings. In the video posted by surfbird (love the drone footage!) I can't see any advantage to riding on a small wing. Nice swell that you want to be able to play around in without too much board speed (IMO).
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