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Slingshot Infinity 84 vs 76 - light wind and waves

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Created by azymuth A week ago, 7 Jul 2019
azymuth
WA, 665 posts
7 Jul 2019 3:49PM
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Back to back test;
Slingshot Infinity 84 wing in C+ position with 48 rear wing, washer under the rear wing to force max lift.
Infinity 76 in B position with 42 rear wing.

Riding the swells in, got foiling in 8-10 knots easily with the 84 and with some pumping with the 76.

The acceleration from the 1m waves drove the 84 wing down, even with the mods I can't get enough weight on my back foot to keep it up.
The 76 is awesome, at speed (about 19 knots) across the wave there's loads of lift, throwing weight far forward like a SUP foiler keeps it nicely in control - and it carves sweet turns on the wave face upwind and DTL.

With more wind I'd use the TIme Code 68 which carves even better turns - but for light winds with waves I reckon the 76 is the go.

Crazy fun


Wizard 105 Blacktip 5.9 N 8-13 knots


lao shi
WA, 1196 posts
7 Jul 2019 8:52PM
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Some nice turns in those squiggles
Very envious.

MrA
QLD, 47 posts
8 Jul 2019 9:09AM
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Have you ever tried the 76 cm wing with the 48 cm stabiliser? If so how does it compare with the 42 cm stabiliser and did you have to alter mast position from position B?

azymuth
WA, 665 posts
8 Jul 2019 11:13AM
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MrA said..
Have you ever tried the 76 cm wing with the 48 cm stabiliser? If so how does it compare with the 42 cm stabiliser and did you have to alter mast position from position B?



No, I haven't tried it - I reckon the 76 and 42 are a perfect combo in waves or flat water in light to medium winds

84 and 48 combo is a work-in-progress - works great on flat water for cruising around in light wind but challenging in waves.

AUS169
NSW, 38 posts
10 Jul 2019 10:36PM
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azymuth said..


MrA said..
Have you ever tried the 76 cm wing with the 48 cm stabiliser? If so how does it compare with the 42 cm stabiliser and did you have to alter mast position from position B?





No, I haven't tried it - I reckon the 76 and 42 are a perfect combo in waves or flat water in light to medium winds

84 and 48 combo is a work-in-progress - works great on flat water for cruising around in light wind but challenging in waves.



Hi JJ,
Have you tried the 84 in C position with the 42 stab in 76 style set up in the surf? and is the shim the same for the 48 and 42 stab, but just upside down?

azymuth
WA, 665 posts
11 Jul 2019 7:44AM
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^^^
No, but I'll give it another try.
The 42 rear wing might be easier to push down with my back leg, to maintain height when accelerating on a wave. I don't think I'll use a shim.

thedoor
35 posts
12 Jul 2019 3:26AM
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AUS169 said..

azymuth said..



MrA said..
Have you ever tried the 76 cm wing with the 48 cm stabiliser? If so how does it compare with the 42 cm stabiliser and did you have to alter mast position from position B?






No, I haven't tried it - I reckon the 76 and 42 are a perfect combo in waves or flat water in light to medium winds

84 and 48 combo is a work-in-progress - works great on flat water for cruising around in light wind but challenging in waves.




Hi JJ,
Have you tried the 84 in C position with the 42 stab in 76 style set up in the surf? and is the shim the same for the 48 and 42 stab, but just upside down?


The shim is the same for the 48 and 42cm stab. Just upside down.

The 84cm in C with long fuse and small stabilizer is very good for light wind, but it has a smaller wind range than the 76cm.



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