Eltreato wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:21 pm
We also know that a wing can't be loaded up the same way a kite can that's dragging someone with a board leash.
I both kite and wingfoil.
With a wing, you can load the wing up when really windy yes, but it does not transfer into slinghot risks IMO.
As soon as you have left the board, the load dissapears superfast.
Not so with a kite looping - it will yank or teabag you if looped or really windy, and this secondary delayed pull is what causes the risk of your board/foil slingshot'ing at you.
A wing wont teabag you, in fact a problem to get ashore as you can not use the wing to help you faster towards shore, IF you for some reason have lost your board.
This is also why the board leash is essential.
There is another scenario, that is if a bigger wave catches the board and drag it away, that can be really hard on your leg having a leash, havent tried this with a waist leash, but should not give the same injury risk.
The wing leash, hmmm, most often you could ride without, but risky as if you lose the wing in some wind, it will tumble over and over on the water surface, and might get destroyed when it hits something...
You can easily paddle back in yes, but the wing might take its own journey before you
The boardnose to wing leash sounds interesting, but I have not tried it.
Still in doubt whether I prefer a wing hand leash or a wing waist leash, both has pros and cons