I think this is a fair statement if you are piddling around in sub head high waves. But once you saddle up to over head high a slow sup/surf foil will not cut the mustard. Then we see a third category, and thats big wave foiling that requires a different skill set and set up.juandesooka wrote: ↑Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:39 pmAs kite foiling evolves, I think we're starting to see two distinct camps or ways of doing things: 1) people trying to ride the wave faces in the absence of the kite's power, which tends to be larger sup/surf foils that go very slow compared to what we're used to in kiting; and 2) wave oriented kite foils where the riders zip in and around and amongst waves, carving on the faces, but usually only momentarily on the wave face.
I've been thinking about the ideal set up for big wave foiling for double head and bigger. Kite Hawiaii is right. Super long mast 110cm would be lush mid to high aspect wing. short fuselarge and limited anhedral/dyhedral on the wings for increased maneuverability. I think i'm going to perculate this design in my brain for while and consider that my 2nd build will be the big wave foil.