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The volume discussion keeps going. My problem is that what I think is right today is different from what I thought was ideal 3 months ago, and I believe this is going to be the case in the next year or two. So take my opinion with a grain of salt.
I weight 82 kg and I'm riding a 44 litres (F one) and a 120 litres (Kalama). The size of the board is just a matter of proper power, and lack of technique can be compensated with wing power (just look at my video  :) ).
Using a harness is also adding more possibilities and increasing wind range.

Duotone echo
7m from 8 to 20 knt (can go to 25 if tension is applied).
4m from 20 to 30 knt
3.3m over 30

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: A better boom
« on: January 02, 2021, 11:46:12 PM »
Thanks! that is very usefull.

I wish I would have gone to Mojave this week, but its cranking (25 to 35mph). I have never winged and did not know and got scared off only having a 4.4. My 3.2 will be here Monday and I may reload and go down. 17 hour round trip to watch to much wind...

25 to 35mph is right in the sweet spot for a 4.4 and you'll have an easier time learning with more wind rather than less. I'm sure that conflicts with your kite experience, and some other folks might say I'm nuts, but that's the kind of wind we learned in with only a 3M (worthless unless you're skinny at 20mph, great at 30+) and a 4M which was my goto until I finally got some bigger wings. If it's 25 to 35 I'm still on a 4.2.

With your experience and a board that will float you you'll be rocking in no time.

In your experience, what is the real windrange of the 5.4 and 4 m?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: A better boom
« on: January 01, 2021, 09:03:35 AM »
My fake boom resembles the powerbar, though it spans across all the handle on the f-ones I use. I haven't tried the powerbar, it looks a little kludgey, but might work well.

Any pictures?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: A better boom
« on: December 31, 2020, 10:56:39 AM »
Similar to the Duotone you could add length to the tail of the boom, in the form of weightless carbon, and then have a quick synch or Velcro lock on the boom.  The further out the LESS leverage on the actual connector and the more minimal it could be.

Spend the effort on the head to prevent the flop.  Again like the Duotone but you could even dump the plastic tail in favor of maybe a champagne cork to seal the tube.  And then some small stop on the outside of the carbon tube that would prevent the outhaul from slipping. 

My Slingshot 6.4M V2 suffers from extreme distance between the handles.  The boom on the Duotone makes jibing AND NOT FALLING almost (more) effortless.

I'm getting a Slingshot V2 5.4, and I'm thinking about installing something similar to a Armstrong powerlink bar. Any experiences?

Better wait for the echo V2 if you are planning to use it in strong winds, there is a lot of pressure in the rope attachment point in the middle of the bar.
Just, my personal opinion.

I have been using the 7m echo for 6 months now, and I'm very happy with it. It seems to go every time you pump it (8knt and a bi under it's difficult to say). Some of my friends are in 6m airush and they definitely have a lot less low end.
My only complaint about the echo is the weight of the bar, stability, and the fact the boom deforms if you use it in high winds. Mine is bent because I like to use it in 20knt plus, why? better jumps.

I'm using and gl240 in low winds, 6' tall/165 pounds.

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