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Lift 200 surf enough for winging

Postby BigSky » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:39 pm

I'm an experienced kite foiler. I happen to have a new lift 200 surf wing sitting around. I'm near 80kg or 175 pounds. I'd like to get a wing board and wing and use my lift setup to see if I like it. IT's a much lower barrier to entry.

The 200 is (1290 cm2).

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Re: Lift 200 surf enough for winging

Postby phlow » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:05 pm

I mean in theory it would work but you will need a lot of speed to get it up on the foil. I think it will make learning more difficult because you will be needing to expertly pump both the wing and the foil to get up and going. I'm also a kitefoiler riding Moses 633 which is basically same area as Lift200 (1250cm2) I'm 215 lbs and I'm used to diving the kite and popping straight up on that bad boy halfway through the kite dive. You don't have that quick pulse of power with a wing and you have to "milk" both the wing and the foil it to get it to lift off. I'm winging with a Moses 1100 which is longer than my 101cm mast and longer than my 93cm kiteboard . Area is huge 2100cm2, you NEED the lift.

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Re: Lift 200 surf enough for winging

Postby Jfactor » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:06 pm

Yes it's definitely enough! I've used it, and even used my lift 170 and it provides plenty of lift, but those early days of winging will be a little more painful. I think the entire industry overshot on the foil sizes at the beginning. Everyone at my beach is moving to smaller and smaller foils. I think ~1400cm^2 will end up being the sweet spot (depending on weight).

If you're determined, a lift 200 will work without a problem.
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Re: Lift 200 surf enough for winging

Postby slowboat » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:48 pm

definitely doable with enough wind. (I know, that statement really said nothing)

At least upper teens, avg wind.

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Re: Lift 200 surf enough for winging

Postby BigSky » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:47 pm

Funny. Thanks Everyone. I'm selling it and will price it to sell. Just went whole hog on an Armstrong setup.


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