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winged surfer

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wing foil race tips
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:22:10 AM »
hi everybody, this community is really technical and useful so i need some tips from you guys that are more expert than me.
i'm about to compete in a wing foil race and i assume a good result is the combinations of those factors:

- Ability to stand up on the board faster and of course faster getting on the foil
- Ability on jibing
- Cruising Speed

Regarding this last point the gear is important so let's analyze with the following weather conditions, the best options i can get to have the maximum speed considering i'm 128 lb:

wind up to 12 knots: 5 or 6 M wing and at least 2200 cm front foil wing

wind between 12 and 15 knots: 5 M wing and 1500 cm front foil wing

wind between 15 and 22 knots: 4 M wing and 800 front foil wing

wind more than 22 knots: 3 M wing and 800 front foil wing

What do you think?


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Re: wing foil race tips
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 09:04:26 AM »
Add to that: Harness, knowing how tack and smallest foil-wing foiling wins.

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Re: wing foil race tips
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 11:33:57 AM »
Harness should only improve upwind ability?

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Re: wing foil race tips
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 07:02:19 AM »
Iím thinking harness and one of those ice wings...non inflatable, should increase upwind 20 degrees or so.

But thatís just speculation until I can find one and try it out. :)

 


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