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deja vu

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Re: Boom to non boom wing comparison
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2021, 05:58:44 PM »
The issue I have with attaching a "boom" to the handles is that you still have side to side flex (and some forward and back flex) through the handles because they have some "give". You can try and minimize this but you can't completely eliminate it -- it's the nature of the beast.  Booms that form part of the wing, since they are "locked-in" to the strut (Echo, Slick, etc.), have a solid feel and if you move the boom forwards or back or twist the boom up or down with your hands the response or feedback from the wing is immediate, direct and firm -- there is no "extra" or additional twist or movement or delay as there is through relatively soft handles. This makes the wing much more responsive to rider input (in my opinion).
« Last Edit: June 19, 2021, 06:08:55 PM by deja vu »

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Re: Boom to non boom wing comparison
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2021, 09:01:49 PM »
One is not better than the other, it is what suits you. Wing ding is a new discipline which I hope does not go down the path of windsurfing and get specialised to a point it priced itself out of the market with you needing so much kit a van was full, then all the gear was out of date next season. I love the fact I can fit my wing in one bag with the pump and that is all I need, or a paddle if the wind drops off. Handles work well for me, no need for extra stuff. Keep it simple s....  ;D
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