Jollydriver wrote:I don't see the downside of keeping the FR425/450 in the line up for learning and waves, and I'm curious if I'm the only one who feels that way.
You're not only the one. I was surprised too. It is like Cabrinha would give up with Switchblade or Ozone with Edge.
These wings are probably the wings which have been on sale without any changes the longest period in history of the industry.
However - I got good news - FR425 & FR450 can be ordered
despite they are not on the website.
I do have a HP560, and it is a kick in the pants, but there are days and conditions where I am still using the older lower aspect ration wing, and should I get to the point where I'm teaching anyone, I think I would still start them on the lower profile wing so they are not overwhelmed by an accelerating wing setup.
Brother, I feel the same
FR425 - so far the best WAVE wing by me.
FR425/FR450 - easier wing to take first steps in foilboarding than any other medium/high AR wings.
Jolly - or maybe we are wrong & old date foilers? Maybe HP560 is easier for beginners than we think?
I wonder to read any feedback from newbies on HP560.