We were lucky enough to be able to test on several sessions spread over 6 months, no less than 19 wings available on the French market. Some brands are not included because they did not want to participate or are not distributed in France. Others did not have wings available for testing in 4.0.
In addition to the tests on the water, we have collected information that we found interesting, such as wingspan/wingchord measurements, as well as the weights of the wings. Here are 2 tables that show the differences between each model of each brand. In order not to influence the feelings of the testers, these measurements were taken once the tests were completely finished.
F-ONE SWING 4.2
DUOTONE ECHO 4.0
NAISH WING SURFER S25 4.6
OZONE WASP V1 4.0
CABRINHA CROSSWING V1 4.0
TAKUMA WING RIDE V3 4.0
TAKOON WING 4.0
RRD WIND WING 4.0
HB FLAIR 4.0
SLINGSHOT SLINGWING V2 4.4
GA AIR WING 4.2
ZEEKO YPSILON 4.0
SLINGSHOT SLINGWING V1 4.2
POWERFOIL EAGLE 4.2
Wing span/wing chord information
It was super interesting to note the wing span and wing chord differences between all the models. Some are very narrow, others are super compact. This necessarily influences the balance and manoeuvrability. Here is the table which classifies the wings from the most narrow to the most compact.
From one model to another, there are large differences in weight, often due to a difference in the number of handles or more substantial reinforcements. Here is the table that classifies the wings from the lightest to the heaviest.
Note: if the majority of wings are 4.0, some models feature 4.4, 4.5 or 4.6 sizes. Weights are in kg.
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