andyjiggs wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:22 pm
Have you tried the Triton T1 for both winging and kitefoiling by any chance Peter or is it to much of a compromise ?
In short (if it is me you are asking, a bit in doubt as many Peters I assume):
It is too low AR to work well for experienced wingfoilers.
Where we need GLIDE
When learning, and I first found out to carve tight on small waves, I wanted low span fast turning foilwings.
But later (now), I want smaller but higher AR foilwings which can keep up with the wave speed when wing parked in hand, so a foilwing which can glide very very long, as opposed to low AR foilwings which are quite bad for wingfoiling now.
For kitefoil I would think the T1 is great, just like any low AR bigger freeride wing, but simpler.
VERY different foilwings, eventhough the areas are similar, for the two sports - and I USE very different wings AR wise now (but not for starters, where turning was attractive at first wingfoiling)
So one could say too much of a compromise, but this is in respect to foilwing AR and not size.
Kitefoil freeride/wave = low AR.
Wingfoil = medium to high AR.
T1 will work fine for wingfoil, and the lower drag not having a fuselage and stab, will help glide.
But it won't glide as well as higher aspect classic setups is my take.