Sure the LF can ride really slow, but not as slow as a Surf Foil. Also it does not pick up the wave like a Surf foil does. It also does not handle the acceleration steeper waves give you and gets extremely pitchy.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:29 pm
You are right, I can not say anything about the Takuma, not having tried it.
So maybe this extremely big and slow wing gives a different new sensation it is not possible to foresee, before having tried it - correct.
But I can say, that the LF can ride really really slow, eventhough it does not turn as fast as our wave wings.
And when riding slow, you can turn faster too - so somehow it works fine with the LF wing in waves IMO (friend using it strapless).
Having both small and big wavewings now (lower aspect both, that turns on a dime), I can say that I love riding with my big wavewing as it can go slow and it is great in smaller waves/less wind.
But it lacks the speed a smaller faster wing got - so I prefer to use a smaller wing when more wind/waves - it simply feels better to have this free glide where you can not feel any drag and you dont need kitepower to accelerate, the lower drag wings do it themeselves when carving - feels awesome
As ulx says, it is probably simply personal preference yes, but I have found that bigger wings are "boring" quite rapidly, eventhough perfect in some conditions and the best.
However I do accept that with almost everything, you will need to find it our by yourselves someday, then you will understand. I am used to the rest of the kite community needed a few years to catch up what I am trying to do.