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PonoBill

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Re: BIG wings...7m
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 06:49:24 AM »
Probably not, though yes, it might be a useful approximation. At least not when you learn to use it as intended. It's a wing, not a sail. Most of the time it's horizontal to some degree. I see a lot of beginners holding the wing nearly vertical as if it were a sail, and pulling on their back hand as if they were sheeting a sail. With the wing at an efficient angle the back hand pulls down, not in, to increase the angle of attack. I think (or rather, I hope) that dragging wingtips is a beginner pain. I catapulted into my canopy (that's kind of alliterative) two days ago when I dragged a wingtip turning downwind. Purely wrongheaded move. Turning downwind is so much easier if the wing is well above me and flat.
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Re: BIG wings...7m
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 09:42:41 AM »
Wooohoooo,, my 7 meter just arrived.  :)

 But now i am busy at work again so dont know when I will get to try and ride it :'(

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Re: BIG wings...7m
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 11:05:15 AM »
With a bigger wing, more area is above your front hand, and more area below your bottom hand. So donít think of all the extra area being devoted to dragging in the water.

With my 7m, my front hand does not use the forward handle. Iím more centered.

Patrice commented to my instagram. I think the 9m is dead. His home spot has wind of 8-15 knots. 7m is his most used size.

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Re: BIG wings...7m
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2019, 11:09:50 AM »
Wooohoooo,, my 7 meter just arrived.  :)
Woohoo, mine was just delivered :)
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Re: BIG wings...7m
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 01:32:59 PM »
Watching Patrice's 12-ish year old son about (5 foot tall) handle the 9 meter wing. certainly made it look easy enough put my concern for a 7m to rest
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