Hi Peter,Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:46 pmAnyone tried both the Duotone with a boom, and the "rest" with grab handles?
Feels a lot more right for windsurfers with a clean boom, where you can grab whereever you want intuitively.
Also, you can adjust the profile depth so possible to use in more wind without too much power.
I dont mind the length of the batten, doesnt matter compared to the board lenght
But Duotone is the only one making wings this way, or ???
I know the wings can be totally different most likely, so not asking about a comparison between wings, but between bar/boom versus grab handles
IF anyone has tried both, maybe just on land.
Or any thoughts even if never tried?
The Duotone is much faster to setup and pack down than WASP or a Gong (if you remove the battens every time). Being in long thin tubes makes them really easy to store/stand/hang ....... I started rolling and storing my Gong in a tube.tomtom wrote: ↑Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:30 pmIt is very easy to see what prevails. If its small difference between rigid boom and 1,8m long packed and lighter much quicker to setup and much smaller pack - guess what will prevale.
North Duotone had long history of pissing against wind engineering. But they will keep it for some seasons - just to not loose face
Added rigidity isnt as important because wing loading will be quite low.
KItes used to occasionally come with a nylon sock for storing/transporting kites with the bladders inflated ..... I was able to acquire a 14m North one. I slightly deflate the centre strut, roll up the wings and jam the thing in. I hang the whole think from roof in my van.
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