by boZZo » Sat, 29 June 2019 22:26
First test of the wing around 17:30 in Marseille by South East foil 1200 strapless.
First, presentation of South-East Marseille ... This is my 2nd outing by this regime, the first was 3/4 weeks ago and I went swimming. It is off to side off, wind corridors are formed organized by the important reliefs to the South of the bay. The launch is rock & roll with effects on / off.
Today it was sales 4/5 knots and accelerations 20 / 25nds.
Quick unfolding, not much to do, bridging is clear in 10s, no sock to close ...... Fast deco, driving that requires a little attention with a new wing and quickly comfortable, in trust.
Like the Peak, a lot of flapping at the thrusts of the bar thoroughly, and no power either.
It's super stable, at worst it's like all the wings of Ben, it goes back in shape, to resume the next burst its place.
At the water!
Departure a little special with the wind in the back. I miss, it goes! The piloting is a little technical because I will spend an hour between 3 / 4nds to 30 in gusts in the wind corridors .... The nav is special because I have to read the water to anticipate the moles. The wing has a good bar pressure from 15 / 20nds, the steering is direct and precise .... top!
In the low range, the wing can retreat, but it is a pilot that I like that approaches the kite.
The low range of 12nds means Ben seems good, I was not trimmed in the slaps to 30, the wing had a lot of traction and hit but I was very relaxed. I did not trime because I quickly went to the low beach of the wing, so to re-test in the high beach.
The turn is precise and the wing is fast, do not sleep, there is pleasure driving :mrgreen:
We can vary from big loop in the manner of the wave 4.5 to get out of the water or rotations close to the axis in mode I go torch to have a little traction to slaughter.
The full bends on the flat swinging the wing in 20 / 25nds are a real pleasure, the power is managed precisely, depower is effective!
On the whole nav, not a single skit, the wing is not concrete like a 369 or a wave but it stays in shape without falling. I said it, she puts in confidence.
A launch, on an error, the wing to take off after 3s .... I am waiting to make an exit in good conditions to test this aspect.
No waves but flat today, and not too want to lose wind, but I do not worry about the retreat of the wing.
Summary test for the moment of the "FF" (certainly 2 letters of his future little name), but what I feel to judge the 2 small sizes from CA except PU369:
The Wave 4.5
Easy to pilot ++
High Beach ++
Waves in 20/25
The FF 4m:
Pilot technique in small size, it will be less in larger sizes.
Driving pleasure ++
Low range ++
Waves 15 / 20nds
This wing is talking!
Fast storage ++