Nice!bragnouff wrote: ↑Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:57 amFirst session at home on the Spitfire XLW, and overall it doesn't take too long to get used to it. Still need to clock quite a few hours on it to build confidence for a bit more aggressive riding, but it's promising. Up till now, with the Zeeko Carver in the mellow balmy waters of southern France, I didn't really feel that the springiness of the D.A. board was much of a problem, but today with quite a bit of South Pacific short mushy swell and well juiced up with about 18-20kts, I wished I had something stiffer to have a more direct control, I will try with the Zeeko 5'4 next time.
A long bodydrag slowly punching through the swell in 10C waters didn't exactly help for being all relaxed and smooth on the first tacks, but I got to love the fact that the edges of the wings are pretty blunt. Eventually I got a bit more relaxed and more confident in those S-turns.
Had a few crashes, and the board didn't really seem to tomahawk as much, that too is promising.
Looking forward to more (and warmer) sessions!
borist wrote: ↑Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:15 pmdo WLX wings feel noticeably draggier? The other day I tried a big wing foil just to see if it would improve my low end as the wind was not enough for me to get required speed for take off on my Spitfire. The foil did foil up at lower speed but was creating so much drag I could not ride anyway. That made me wonder about XLW wings and whether I'll benefit from them enough to buy them.
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