Today I did ride 637/420 with 9m Hyperlink first, then switched to 5m Hyperlink.
Kind of sheltered bay, but still rather rough water in those winds. Not perfect testing conditions, but not bad either.
Then also switched to the 'old' 680 fuselage with the rest of the setup remaining the same, but due to the conditions described it is kind of hard to tell specific differences or get actual data that could be compared.
Just from feel I would rate the new one higher.
But will do this back to back test again as soon as I get the right wind directing for a perfect flat water spot around that is perfect for testing things like this. It has been a while and will be at least another week to go though...
Still just quick impressions and nothing like a test report/result:
637/420 feels fast, smooth, easy at any speed basically and during maneuvers.
On my plan for one of the next days is to test it directly against the previous race wings (600/380), which I like a lot and on purpose kept a set (or two) until I am sure I may not need (want) it anymore as I am only riding the new ones.
Which may very well be the case after first two days of riding it (with 19m R1 in lightest wind and 9m/5m Hyperlink in rather strong winds), but direct comparison is what I will do before taking any decisions/actions.
Afterwards I had another go on 590/330, 550/330 and 590/325.
It was relatively easy to get the 590 up to 50km/h and the top speed was 53+km/h.
More than I would have imagined before riding it the first time, but after the first very light wind session this was exactly what I expected for a proper powered session.
The great thing is that it stays very pitch stable at these speeds, I have made quite different experiences with other big wings at speed. And foot pressure remains nicely balanced.
With the 330 it is very balanced, with the 325 it became a bit more lively/nervous which can be preferred by some people.
590 vs 550: The difference in lift when get going and at low speed is quite big, in top speed not so much, the 550 accelerates a bit better/faster and is more agile, but the 590 still turns quick and tight no problem.
So same here, all fresh impressions which make me want to spend more time on the 590 to find out more about its performance characteristics and how in compares to other wings (Moses and other brands e.g. Levitaz Cruizer) in certain conditions.
Frank Rosin wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:49 am
Pedro Marcos wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:45 am
Hey Frank, did you test the 590 with the 325 stab? Nice looking board
Not yet, only with the 330 so far, but it is on my to-do-list for the next sessions to come!
The board is my main board: 120x42cm and approx. 2.1kg.