I think OP is talking about the hand wing, not the front foil...jumptheshark wrote: ↑Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:29 pmWinging is late to the party so most of the heavy lifting is done. There has been a move toward thin profile higher aspect wings across the foiling sports to improve glide and pump ability, but it only really applies to the very fit and skilled. Most will want the wing to do the bulk of the work and sacrifice a little efficiency for the sake of an easier ride.
That the market is segmenting it is very clear, this can be seen via Gong with 6 Wings. Furthermore, the GWA ( who is pretty much the GKA ) has 4 categories already so there will be very different products in the market. Which will be the primary driven by R&D.bigtone667 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:24 pmI think the bigger brands have learned a heap from their V1's and you see it in the new models.
If we use Naish as an example .... They only had a 4m wing and you needed 20 knots if you were a big boned individual .... V2 they had about 6 wings that were better with a much broader wind range ... they must be close to a V3.
If we use Duotone as an example ... They had three wings using a boom that flopped about when handled with one hand but they were grunty little beasts ... V2 of the boom model was a vast improvement in handling and they increased the number of sizes. They also introduced a pump up strut model.... They are about to bring the V3 Slick (the vulcan mind meld of boom and pump up strut!!)
If we use Gong as an example ... Not sure there was ever a V1 ... but they are evolving the product every few months.
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