I know this is breaching, but to me one of the advantages of the 102 is to avoid much larger breeches--like when your whole lower comes out of the water coming across the top of a wave with a sharp peak. Or trying to keep up your speed in choppy water. Real chop, not ankle biters. I'm sure that the SK8 is a great wing, but wingtip breaches aren't the breaches that drive a lot of folks to longer masts, at least around here where what most people call chop looks like glass to us!
If you can afford a Lamborghini and some guys are telling you the Mini Cooper makes a fun race car it would be a good opinion too. And what’s wrong with owning both?Wolf of Ainsdale wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:06 pmNew to foiling. Currently on 72cm carbon north sonar mast and am doing my first transitions successfully. I've read that you should upgrade to a longer foil but a couple of the best foilers round here reckon it's a bit of a myth. They say just get better on your small mast. They also say a short mast is more fun as its more skatey with a better direct feel. Re swell and breaching they just say get better.
With the 95cm carbon mast retailing at 750, I need to be sure that it would be a good move. What do you reckon?
Thinner wings are faster and usually smaller wings are thinner. On a large 1200 cm² you can almost stop in the jibe and that’s part of maneuverability too. Flying fast on a small race wing you actually lose maneuverability, yet the need for speed is addictive. They need more speed to fly and keep flying, but folks who ride small wings only learn to go slow on them too, it just takes some extra fines.
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