I'm also on the market for my first wing, and doing a lot of research before pulling the trigger.
At 66kg my biggest wing is 4.2m and don't need anything bigger. Wingfoiling in light wind is also about pumping efficiently and can't imagine a 56kg person doing so with a 5 or 6m.OzBungy wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:49 amAt 56kg I would be starting with a 4m wing. No matter what size wing you have you won't be going in much less than 20 knots.
Winging takes a fair bit of technique to get up on the foil, especially in lighter wind. More power from a bigger wing doesn't necessarily translate into lighter wind riding and can actually hamper your learning. Slogging along on the surface with too much power in the wing tends to drag you off downwind.
You need to learn how to apply the power and how to position your feet, for both surface riding and pumping up onto the foil. Before you work that out you can spend a lot of time walking back up the beach.
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