Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?

Forum for wing surfers
User avatar
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 10454
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:00 am
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Denmark
Has thanked: 307 times
Been thanked: 379 times

Re: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:34 am

Agree, don't go bigger than 4.5 max 5 m2 for 56 kg, and start smaller.

8) Peter
These users thanked the author Peter_Frank for the post:
pākihiroa (Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:34 pm)
Rating: 6.67%

Medium Poster
Posts: 130
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:24 am
Gear: Cabrinha
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?

Postby pākihiroa » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:34 pm

OzBungy, Windmaker, and Peter, thank you very much for your advice on my follow up question about the 6 m. Makes sense. Sounds like a 6 m would have been a big mistake. Good thing I asked. I was in danger of violating my own rule, developed over many years, of using the smallest kit I can get away with.

It appears that I was working under a misconception on the importance of wing size. This video makes the point, at around the 3:20 mark, "Don't expect too much from the wing. If you want to gain more performance, you want to be getting going in lighter winds, then the key is selecting the right front wing". That seems to be consistent with what you guys were saying.

I am also anticipating that, all else being equal, the smaller wing will provide more clearance from the water and hopefully digging in the wing tips while pumping will be less of a problem .

The scary thing is that this may be just the start of yet another expensive pass time. If I end up accumulating wing foiling gear like windsurfing gear (5 boards, 4 masts, & 7 sails) and kitesurfing gear (3 TTs, 1 SB, & 4 kites) purchased over the years, then the size of the first wing will probably be moot as there will be many more to follow. Not to forget the temptation to get a van to haul everything around in .... :lol:

Frequent Poster
Posts: 232
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:33 pm
Local Beach: The wild west
Style: Freeride/Surf
Gear: North Dice 8 and 10m
North Neo 12m
OR Prodigy 7m
OR Prodigy 9.5.
OR Prodigy 12m
2014 Rebel 5m and 8m
OR 17M Flite
OR Duke
Cabrinha Phenom 5'8
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?

Postby atomic-chomik » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:11 am

we go by 1/2 what the kite size would be

Return to “Wingsurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests