Stance makes sense, that has double the area of the 590.
Frank Rosin wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:08 pmWould prefer to have another session with bigger kite, and best case less wind but still some waves, before telling much more.
It works kiting.
It needs the specific fuselage.
Stance moves forward by at least 15cm.
Did you also get the 633HL? seems to me this wind would work for catching waves
Very interesting, as I was out today in very similar winds, mega gusty with confused waves and wild water movements which felt very odd and unsettling as the depth of water reduced near the sandbanks, I was using the same wing and stabiliser combination the 590/330, and a 7 MTR bandit.TomW wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:04 pmI was out for a short session on the 590/330 wing yesterday here at Cabarete bay. The conditions were difficult, Super gusty 14-22 knots, I was overpowered on my smallest kite, a 7 north mono and sheeting out mostly. Very, very choppy with 2,8 m swell come over the reef creating more confusion in the water. I was on my new board too. So need more time to adjust.
I noticed the foil pops right up quickly and smoothly, it starts really easy, it also could go pretty slow when I got control of the kite and pointed upwind. Much more roll stability, so much so I have some problems at first, expecting it to follow me in the roll angle change and it did not.
Frankly, I was in survival mode and back to beginner level and made only one gybe. It was so rough and further out head high waves, got washed around when I inadvertently got onto the reef break.
I rode some swell down wind and it was real smooth and easy.
I did have some breaches and hard to keep foil in the water following and overtaking the swells, I think the 550 would have been a better choice.
Also even tho I widened my foot hook stance on my new board by 70mm, I could have had my front foot another 50+ mm more forward, I'll have to add 2 inserts or go strapless later this season.
Hoping for lighter conditions!! I wasn't expecting 20-25 knots of wind! Everyone was saying it will be 14-16 knots.....
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