Actually, I don't know WTF I'm talking about. when it's wild out, which as you know it is often up here, the waves confused, short period wind waves, cross chop on top, current.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:48 pm
Amazing so different we are...
For light conditions the big wings are awesome.
But for choppy wave confused water, and more wind, a long mast and a faster wing is IMO way easier and more fun to ride for me
Probably just individual differences
My totally noob hypothesis was if I'm going slower I can adjust to water and waves easier, smaller kite means less power to handle in higher winds. Plus when it's windier we have waves, and the slow wing would be better on a wave. I'm talking about 16-22 knots. These kind of winds it's variable wind. 5-8 knot variance over 5 minutes.
Perhaps this is all wrong
In lighter winds 12-15 knots, the water is smoother, less wind swell. So then I'd rather have a faster more efficient wing and use a bigger kite. Where I use my 550 wing very well.
10-14 knots a bigger wing might open up some fun and easiest way to learn transitions.
Maybe my ideal foil quiver should be:
Vorace GT 101 mast with faster 558 wing.
Fluente 93 mast with Onda surf/sup wing.
I have the 550 /330 wings and fuselage I could use on both masts as in between.
A lot of money... Instead : Was thinking get the Onda wings/fuselage first. I'm not finding the 550/330 slow at this point...