Thanks for the review Peter. Sounds like your happy with your Fluid HM. My Fluid HL (HA, large) should be here any day now. Really looking forward to trying it.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:51 pmFirst experiences:
Couldnt jibe the Veloce XLH 1145 cm2, it would try to turn back halfways...
Couldnt surf with wing flagged, it would tilt...
Moved my front foot in over the centerline, and now I could jibe, but too unsteady when riding flagged.
The Fluid M worked great, but tried it after the Veloce XLH, needed some power and speed as only 994 cm2 for my 78 kg, but once riding it was intuitive and easy and turned very fast and surfed well because of the speed.
Next day (today) I tried the XLH again, and found I had to place my front foot quite "normal", and my rear foot far to the leeside edge.
Now it turned really well, amazing for this high span 103 cm feels much smaller turningwise.
But even more important, it was balanced when riding even a small windwave flagged, easy to control.
And could ride forever - amazing glide
It has to be "foiled" up at a bit of speed, but still starts quite early and I think it can ride in the same or less wind once up, than my existing wing.
Has incredible speed range also.
Compared to my Fluid XL 1480 cm2.
Cant wait till next time I can get out on the Veloce XLH, it was amazing today as soon as I got myself "adjusted" so to speak
In hindsight: I have ridden many wings, but for a looooong time only my Fluid XL and nothing but that foilwing.
Meaning all my body instincts were soooo set on this very wing, that adapting even a small different stance took me a long time
I did receive my new “pro” fuselage and 42cm Fluid pro stabilizer. Got my first session on it yesterday combined with my Veloce LT and 85cm carbon V2 mast. Very happy with the improvement ! Less drag, higher speed, and better glide. Not by huge amounts, but enough to definitely notice. It’s also dead silent, not even the slightest hum, which is often a random intermittent issue with any brand. I think the Gong “pro” fuselage and stabilizers will be a must have with the Fluid/Veloce LT’s and HA models for optimal performance imho…