Thanks for this post, I own a 679 and 550 wing, thinking in buying a new one, liked your 800 comment. which one do you sugest me? . I am 75 kg, 91 mast, my spot is flat, normally 6 to 11 knots, no waves, and own a 12 M Soul. Just to have fun, not for race, and dont like jumping with foil.grigorib wrote: ↑Sat May 08, 2021 12:39 am695 was my awesome step up in wing size for 647 fuselage (from 590 I was riding at that time). That was January 2019 and I loved 695. I still consider it a great wing - few friends followed my advice to get 695 and they’ve been flying the hell out of them.
The 800 appeared 6 month later and it has a bit more area so it delivers more lowend, glide and due to higher AR - more roll stability. The extra step in area - from 770 to 840 sq.cm was something I was looking for primarily - so I could get rid of 679 and heavy surf fuselage after getting the 800
The only time when I preferred 695 to 800 was in churning waters where 800 was just too big of a wing to be able to fly it fast. I’d had been much better there on my 637 race wing.
If you look at my kite foil quiver, there’s zero surf fuselages or surf fuselage-based setups. Every wing I have from 570 to 1200 sq.cm mounts onto kite fuselages and I’m very happy I made that move.