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Whattheflock
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Re: Who are the Wing foilers ?

Postby Whattheflock » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:50 pm

Slyde wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:24 am
Yeah agree with Peter, it’s technique dependent too. With practice you can drop your low end to sub 10 knots with a 6. A 5 will get you going in 14 knots no problem with a bunch of different size foils once you know how.
Anyone use the 9m wing from gong yet? or is it out yet? Wonder what kind of lowend from that?

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Re: Who are the Wing foilers ?

Postby bigtone667 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:37 pm

Flyboy wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:25 pm
OK. So it's starting to get a little confusing.

Big promotion of Peak4s because they allow the ultimate in light wind float/drifting/depowered wave riding. However, are those advantages now being upstaged by the potential of winging?
I think kites and wings overlap in their function. A kite will definitely go in lower wind that a wing (at the moment). A skilled kitefoiler is good from about 7/8 knots and skilled wingfoiler from about 10 knots (but the wingfoiler is working hard and the kitefoiler is not). If the wind is light, I kitefoil. If the wind is up, I wing foil. If I want to jump or it is shallow, I kite/TT.

A Peak 4 is a great drifting kite on a wave but not as good as a wing on a wave. Nor can you ride a kite into the wind on wave, which you can with a wing (quite a sensational feeling on a wing).

We have had 5 days of 30 knots plus on my local lake and all I have done is wing surf. Prior to June 2019 all I would have done was boost in those conditions.

I recommend you try it.
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