slowboat wrote: ↑Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:20 amIt seems like the current popular wave wings are in the 1100 to 1200 cm2 range. For riding small waves, when you are trying to maximize time on wave with depowered kite, wouldn't a larger wing be better? Anyone tried a really big wing in the 1400 to 2000 cm2 range for waves? They won't work well if you are trying to do a bunch of tight top and bottom turns but what about for "longboard" style of just trying to ride the wave energy?
Yes, this was my thinking in starting this topic. Do you know what wings Marc is using? I think the down wind part will be great with oversized wings and tiny kite but the rest of the time out there will be much more challenging.Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:41 pmI like my 1200 cm2 and with my 60kg i feel it is the largest I need.
But I know that Marc Blanc (pioneer in foil and now concentrated on surf-foil) is using far larger wings with even lower kites like 2.3 m2 (That is why he sold me his former 3.69m2). His aim is to use the kite only to go upwind , then rely on wave energy only with minimum kite power . He should be about 70kg I think.
So for that special objective of pure surf, larger (beyond 1500cm2) is even better (but certainly not all round at all since max speed should be soooooo lowwwww)
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