When I said "smaller" I meant smaller than Carver, not race wing-sized.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Fri May 25, 2018 11:11 amKamikuza wrote: ↑Fri May 25, 2018 10:08 amBig wing is going to want to pop you right outa the water at much lower speed. If you're leaning back like a TT rider...HELLO SKY! HELLO WATER! hello pain...
The learning curve will be steeper and more full of beatings. IMO you should ride the smaller wing and use board speed to foil until you have adapted to the different balance needed...
But it IS a two edged sword !
Here, many of those who had gotten a racewing (relatively small) have found it almost impossible to ride - gotten a LF or a Cab or a Neil Pryde big fat wing, and learned very fast on this one no problems.
And then later re-learned on the racewing.
Others have learned directly on racewings, eventhough it has taken so much time you wont believe it, but it will come eventually (apart from turns, takes forever compared to on bigger wings).
But those learning fast on big wings have all come with sailing and directional "history" which makes it a lot easier to get the fine feel for things - whereas some particularly coming from TTs riding very powered havent build these skills at all yet, so might be better off with a more "racelike" (at least a smaller) wing for starters, till their motorics are more directional well behaved.
I can not see this being black and white - most here learn faster with a big wing, no doubt, but a few will get it easier with a smaller wing probably
I see more full of beatings on those riding smaller wings, than those riding bigger wings - so just the opposite observation ?
Which could mean it is not that simple either or...
LF or Cab wings aren't that big though -- IIRC 600cm2 vs the Carvers almost 800 and any SUP wing of course much bigger.
For sure not black and white. I think a big wing and a really short mast and a relatively large board might be a good option -- the breaches would have less potential for a start.