oregonkiter wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Tom, can you comment on the differences between the 550 and 590 wings?
550 is magic wing. Its an intermediate wing. it will drop off flying a bit sooner than 590. So you need a bit more speed going into and out of transitions. Not a lot more, but noticable. 550 has less roll stability, Making it more agile and quicker turning. 550 has looser yaw too.
590 feels water turbulence more, making riding in chop and wavy water more difficult, but aftcuroer moving my front foothooks forward 70mm I can move stance forward and I've had less problems in turbulent water.
I've found that having room to move stance is important on both wings.
I use both wings, but have used 590 the most. I don't find top speed much different.
So 590 is more stable, more forgiving of you lose speed in transition. But trade-off is slightly less agility and more sensitive to water turbulence.
It sounds like 633 is best beginner wing and wing for waves. I'll probably get one , mostly out of curiosity and I'd like to set it up on my pocket 120cm strapless board I built.