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Wing Sizing Broken Down: Which Wing Size and Model Is Right for Me?

Wing Sizing Broken Down: Which Wing Size and Model Is Right for Me?

Choosing the correct wing size and model can be a daunting task these days. With so many brands, models, and sizes the choices seem endless. We've broken that down in previous blogs to help you pick your first wing (*see link below). But how do you pick a 2nd or 3rd wing to maximize your range and performance?

https://www.mackiteboarding.com/news/3-things-to-consider-when-buying-a-wing-foiling-hand-wing/


Before picking a quiver or adding another wing to your lineup I'd suggest doing a quick inventory of your needs as a winger.

  • What do you want this new wing to do for you?
  • What is the predominant style you'll be using it for?
  • Do you have a preference for a certain handle design or windows?
  • What other wings have you ridden. Your likes/dislikes?
  • What is your budget?

These are all smart things to think about to help guide you to your best options. Our team of experts would be happy to chat that over and make a suggestion for you. However, sizing is arguably the most important. Choosing your quiver carefully will help you maximize your performance and wind range without wasting cash on unnecessary gear.

If you are looking for consistent, high performance across the whole wind range, it's smart to separate your wings by 1M increments for most models. That will ensure you are going to have a wing that is properly powered no matter what the wind is reading.

Perhaps you are looking to make each wing maximize its wind range, then a 2m gap works well until you get below 4m. At that point, you'll want to go to 1m gaps due to the exponential power of wind at higher speeds. Using this method, you'll have times where you are overpowered or underpowered at times depending on the range of wind and the sail you chose but it will help you maximize your range using fewer wings. The choice of model becomes increasingly more important in this method because some wings offer a larger wind range and "sweet spot" than others. As a general rule... stiffer, higher aspect wings, especially those forward pulling models will have a much larger effective range than their counterparts. Again, we'd be happy to discuss the latest wings and their effect on your quiver. Feel free to reach out for a personal recommendation.


12th May 2022 Tucker Vantol

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