Flyboy wrote: ↑Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:08 pmWhat happened to canard designs? I've never used one, but can see that allowing more "backfoot turning" could be helpful. You have to get used to keeping your weight forward going down a wave on a conventional foil - it's counter-intuitive. Does a canard change that?
Talking about types of waves more specific to knee low height, this is the kind of wave I have in front of my beach house, this waves has a short period and I ride a Slingshot Space Skate. What I can notice is that this wing give me a lot of turning ability, I can ride at low speed and when I approach the wave I can feel it power but just for a short period of time than the wave push me away and I have to turn back to try to catch the same wave again, but most of the time i catch another one as they are so close to each other and my Peak4 8m² doesn't turn so quickly maybe when my get 5.purdyd wrote: ↑Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 pmSmaller stabs mean less drag and more glide. So you can gain maneuvering and glide.
The penalty is pitch stability.
I do see a trend on the surfing side for more glide higher aspect ratio wings.
That seems to translate over to the kite world with less kite power and more wave power when riding.
So personally I have been opting in with more glide these days.
But there are so many different types of waves, styles, and conditions that it is hard to generalize.
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