slowboat wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:51 pm
...It does seem clear that the Wave has better range than the Peak.
Yes also to me, especially the compfortable wind range of the Wave is significant wider, as when the Peak starts to flap you can still handle it, even with a lot more wind, but it stops to be a joy. On the other hand the Peak has a small range where it is just perfect for waves (as long you keep it out of them
Additionally have to say, to me foil wave ridding starts to be = unhooked.
Here the Peak can perform just perfect in its best windrange. Thanks to the extremly low weight and stearing forces you can come to a point where you just spread out your arms with the bar in one hand ridding just down the wave with your hydrofoil, while the lines of the peak goes nearly slack and its forces go close to absolute 0.
Compared to the Wave this can be risky for sure as if going completely slack a Peak can also completely colapse fast and then will be a big problem having it in the white water ...
The Wave instead seems to be much more secure here and even if not having done it yet would expect for buttom turns etc. could be much better and maybe also if pumping the foil as more solid unhooked and lower risk to stear it into the water and even if will nearly always stand up by itself even if additionaly errors are done by the rider.
I think joy end in waves with Peak4 3 m² above 25 knts for me and with the Wave around 30 knts. As said even if both are really great for waves on the end they are also pretty much different, just similar in their great drift.
Another big differency is if hooked in that Peaks depower is similar to no struter which can have bad effect but also good for example foiled 360 felt easier on peak as you can cut forces when going upwind for a secound and then turn it on a dime, which causes that the turns feel less bombed as on the Wave which always keeps downwind tension and turns wider and therefore comes lower on the end of the turn in the wind window.
P.S. We canceled the idea of 3 m² wave once again, but now I am happily awaiting my 2,5 m² Firefly for the next weeks.
If it is just a bit of the best out of both worlds it's going to be awesome