Yeah, due to power being proportional to wind speed squared, it is hard to believe 6 knots and a 4m wing, at least the way I measure wind. It's very hard to measure wind speed accurately enough, and locally enough to really get a number on wind speed to compare low ends. I've found back to back testing is the only way to compare low end.adriatic wrote: ↑Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:05 amI saw that interview too. While I have no doubts he has excellent technique and can foil in much less wind than most people, his numbers seem a bit exaggerated.
But it does give a hint that, in winging, absolute low-end is much more dependant on tecniche and athleticism than in kiting. Gear is important, but not as in kiting.
But what is the point of being able to pump up on foil if you can't stop pumping without coming off foil? There are many videos of SUP foilers pump paddling up on foil in 0 winds, but it's not going to last long.
Point is, even between "normal" wing riders, technique and athleticism can vary hugely, to a point gear is still important, but not the protagonist. Not nearly to the degree it is with foil kiting in regards to low end IMO.For us mere mortals, it is a lot more interesting how low we can go with the right gear, being able to ride "easy"
What does he weigh, 45 kg?
He is 70kg.The exact gear is 65l board,1200 HighAspect foil (proto) and 4m wing.And 6knots...Slappysan wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:09 amWhat does he weigh, 45 kg?
No way you can stay on foil in 6 knots of wind with a 4m hand wing without pumping the foil or the wing. Sorry, not buying it.
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