I haven't used a 76 kitefoiling but I have tried a variety of surf/sup foil wings. Any large wing will help dramatically at low winds. You can pop up on them with almost no speed. In fact, that becomes a problem in kiting, because if you are anywhere close to "normal" powered, you'll find it is challenging to keep it from breaching. Requires a lot more front foot pressure than normal and you have to go slow. So that's what some people are posting about it being boring ... I'd suggest it's ideal for wave riding, but is a pretty slow cruise if lawn mowing.Youtch wrote: ↑Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:15 pmI have 9m ultra, and I was betting on a big wing like infinity 76 to get my 80kg started as early as 8knts (although i might be dreaming).
What I love about Slingshot is that they have got rid of the sharp edge on the side of the wing, I saw a guy who got 5 points on the leg after a very bad wound with the foil, and I decided to go for something safer.
I m confused why other brand did not come up with similar moves and keep producing blade weapon instead of going for more round edges.
I thought my Infinity 84 downward wing tips were a performance trait, but an acquaintance in the biz told me these are turned down just for safety, so if you fall on wing edge, it's not falling onto a sword. (and in surf foil, it's not "if", it's "when",as it's going to happen eventually) I think this is fairly standard with surf wings. Maybe less so in kiting, with the racing heritage and also less likelihood of falling on it -- as you tend to get pulled away by the kite, rather than tumbled with your foil in white water.
Though for slingshot, the one safety modification I made was to file down the fuselage trailing edge. It is sharp as an axe ... can't imagine this offers much or any performance advantage.