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Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« on: October 06, 2021, 11:30:20 AM »
... particularly if you are around 75 to 80kgs.... I seem to like small wings and would prefer to ride a slightly bigger foil particularly as the waves aren't huge that I am playing in. When does the 3m (or 2.8, 3.2) work for you? Possibly say your weight and what foil you are use it with? One of the resosns I ask is that many of the manufacturers state 25+ knots for a 3m. This seems high to me? Thanks for any feedback..
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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 12:44:31 PM »
I use my 3.3 Unit in anything above 16 knots. Im 80 kg on a Naish HA1240 wing.

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 03:47:51 PM »
3m Naish Matador in 10-15 knots.. Im 100kgs


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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2021, 04:04:17 PM »
I'm working on a highwind kit for this winter in the gorge. 85kg on a Helium Kujira right now. I just ordered a 2.5m to try and keep the option of getting on the water when the winds reach 40knots mid winter.

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2021, 04:32:50 PM »
please include your board size.  80kg on a 100L board is vastly different from 80kg on a 40L board.

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2021, 06:45:42 PM »
3m BRM in winds 18-24mph with 60L board and 925-1250 Front wing at 65 KGs.

25+ I can grab the 2.2M

Theres nothing better than being comfortably lit on a properly sized wing. Lucky enough to have a quiver of BRMs (2-6) and I prefer to go down a size if I can. Sheeting in vertical and zooming around is mighty fun. Umbrella riding with burning forearms, less so.
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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2021, 11:56:13 PM »
59 88kg, 54 90L board. 1850 foil 232 tail.

3m Airush in 16kts+

SurfIC

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2021, 12:20:02 AM »
Thanks for responses this is what I'd hoped for. The published 25+ knots for a 3m seems way off. Its the umbrella riding on my 4m which impacts on the fun factor particularly on very gusty days. BTW, nice video and the Naish 1240 HA looks a nice foil!!
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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 04:07:27 AM »
3m Naish Matador in 10-15 knots.. Im 100kgs



Wow!!
That vid is gonna sell a lot of Naish gear.Incredible low end.

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2021, 07:34:39 AM »
That f-one in the video looks pretty small too. Maybe a 4.2? That must be a very steady 15kts. For myself, a 3.5 is 25 mph plus, and I'll often be wishing I was on my 4.2 in the lulls. I'm 102kg, my board is about 130L, and I use a 999 Axis every chance I get though the 1150 is always in reserve. My 2.8 comes out at 35 plus, feels like a hankie. I'd rather be overpowered than underpowered, so my 5.0 and 6.0 gets a lot of use.
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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2021, 11:30:33 AM »
3m Naish Matador in 10-15 knots.. Im 100kgs



Wow!!
That vid is gonna sell a lot of Naish gear.Incredible low end.

Whenever someone tells me they wing in 10-15kn on 3m my BS detector goes off.
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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2021, 02:52:51 PM »
3m Naish Matador in 10-15 knots.. Im 100kgs



Wow!!
That vid is gonna sell a lot of Naish gear.Incredible low end.

Whenever someone tells me they wing in 10-15kn on 3m my BS detector goes off.

So did mine, when i first heard Abel Lago,KDmaui and others claim they could takeoff in well below 10kt with 3.5m sails and 1200cm2 foils.
But then i started to get a bit better at pumping and i am not so incredulous anymore.I am winging very  happily on 4m in conditions that i would have found impossible on 5m not so long ago.

Judging sea and wind state from a vid is tricky, the camera tends to downplay both.But i do not think there are more than 15kt in that vid.

BTW i have never met David John in person but from his posts he is no braggart.

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2021, 04:43:22 PM »
It's doable as you can see in the video. Right equipment and skills are required.

https://youtu.be/ZOL8C0cnVMY

in progress...

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2021, 03:35:09 AM »
3m Naish Matador in 10-15 knots.. Im 100kgs




Wow!!
That vid is gonna sell a lot of Naish gear.Incredible low end.

Whenever someone tells me they wing in 10-15kn on 3m my BS detector goes off.

Ha.. Fair comment.. I think the same when I hear about people foiling in 6-8 knots.

Getting up in light winds can vary on conditions regardless of wind strength.. Gusty off shore winds in flat water can often be easier than the same wind in a steady onshore direction.. To be perfectly honest about the day of that vid the wind was more in the 5-20 knots range with the wind being stronger out the back (further offshore) but where I was (closer in) the wind was more 0-15.. and the 15 knot gusts had some punch in them.. The wind soon dropped off even more and the combination of a small wing and a small foil wasnt working great for me causing me to drop off the foil in the big wind holes.. My options were to either use a bigger foil to glide more through the holes or use a bigger wing which is what I did.. My small 3m is orange and at the end of that vid I was using 5m red Matador.. So there you go.. I was able to get up with my 3m in wind in the 10-15 knots but there is obviously slightly more to it than that.

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Re: Interested to hear what wind people use a 3m Wing in.. :)
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2021, 02:21:44 AM »
Thanks people, interesting read as always. My main concern was I get a 3m and rarely use it due to my main conditions being 10 to 25 knots. It sounds like 20+ is doable now and possibly 16/17 + in the future for my 78kgs... Happy flapping peeps!!!
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