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juandesooka

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Re: Recommended Wing Size
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2021, 01:46:56 PM »
Good advice above ... now that I think of it, pretty much everyone I know who started winging with the intermediate plus board, ended up going bigger to start after a whole bunch of frustration. 

Strongly agree that being over-winged is preferable to under-winged in early days. Same as learning kiting, you want power on demand, press the gas and it goes.  As well, more wind gives something to balance against, vs standing on a tippy board in chop trying to generate forward momentum.

Report back on your progress! It has been interesting to see different rates of take-up for folks with varied backgrounds.  Windsurfers and windfoilers get it really quick. Kiters and surf foilers have a little advantage, but slower. 

I just gave a buddy a half hour land orientation and it really highlighted how spending that half hour on land may save you many hours of frustration on water.  Initially he couldn't hold the wing in position, it kept dipping and backwinding. He'd ask what he was doing wrong and I couldn't explain, just had to show him -- and then 10 minutes later, once he had it figured out, he couldn't remember what he was initially doing wrong either. It seems so obvious once you know how.

bluemarlin04

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Re: Recommended Wing Size
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2021, 11:47:35 AM »
That one I found was gone.  So I am back on the hunt for a new wing.

The shop nearby only got starboard wings.  Are those any good?

 


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