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John65

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Front wing size for different rider weights
« on: July 12, 2020, 06:46:31 AM »
In my reading I have come across many people saying that foil learners should get the biggest front wing possible for easier learning.  This makes total sense. 
However, there is a huge difference between a 190 lb person and a 130 lb person.  Can the lighter person go with a smaller wing or is it just better to go with a big one?  This is for a light wind area.
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Re: Front wing size for different rider weights
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 07:13:59 AM »
Yes. 130 lbs person will learn on 1600-2000 cm/2 foils. Assuming the wind isnít too light. 12-14 knots minimum.
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Re: Front wing size for different rider weights
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 07:59:21 AM »
I still think most adults should start with the biggest foil for learning.  Easier to get going and slower speeds for the beginner.  Also may allow use of a smaller hand wing which will be easier to handle.

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Re: Front wing size for different rider weights
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 08:54:21 AM »
Thanks for your ideas so far.
In pondering this, I am considering the Slingshot with the 84 Infinity and the Axis 102. 

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Re: Front wing size for different rider weights
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 09:01:02 AM »
How heavy are you John?

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Re: Front wing size for different rider weights
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 09:46:22 AM »
Somewhere around 130 lbs

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Re: Front wing size for different rider weights
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 01:01:44 PM »
Iím 140lbs and have a 2200-ish Wing. The stability is what people told me to focus on. Also, you will end up with a buddy who learns after you and you can sell it to them.  ;)

 


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