Known for their stability, maneuverability, power and control, the SMIK Wing Dings have one of the best price to performance ratio on the market. With a total of six sizes on offer, they run from 3.0m² to 7.0m² to accommodate a wide wind range, and users of all sizes.
Below are a few recommendations for when it comes to building your quiver.
You've had your first crack at winging, and now you're hooked and looking to build your wingfoil quiver. Where should you start?
Your first wing
As a first wing, and for most users between 75 and 85 kg, we recommend to start out with a 5.0 m².
A 4.0 m² will not provide enough power and stability as you learn to get up on the foil. On the other hand, a 6.0 m² will feel too bulky and not maneuverable enough. Plus, due to the larger wingspan of the 6.0 m², the wing tips can drag in the water when pumping onto the foil, and ruin your efforts.
The 5.0 m² will allow you to progress and get more familiar with the foiling aspect of the sport, in conditions ranging from 12 to 25 knots.
However, if you weigh under 75 kg, we recommend a 4.0 m² as your first wing, and if you are over the 85 kg mark, a 6.0 m² might suit you better.
You've got your 5.0 m² wing, you're coming and going in 15 to 20 knots but you'd like to be able to enjoy the lighter wind days as well.
For maximum wind range, we recommend getting a 7.0 m² which will start working in about 7 knots of wind, all the way up to a solid 15 knots or more. The stiffness of the Wing Dings mean they offer amazing control, even when overpowered.
Once the wind picks up to more than 15 knots, you can switch to your 5.0 m² for more comfort and maneuverability, or keep your 7.0 m² if you like to sail powered up and push on that foil.
Give me more
You're now quite handy at winging and would like to start jumping and boosting tricks when the wind picks up. You've screwed some footstraps onto your board and looking for ramps when the wind picks up. Your trusty 5.0 m² is starting to feel a little big in the air, and not as maneuverable as you'd like it.
This is where we recommend to go down to a 3.5 m² to maximize your wind range. A 4.0 m² wing would have too much overlap with your 5.0 m², and a 3.0 m² wouldn't have enough overlap for a smooth transition down from 5.0 m². You could end up with too much wind for your 5.0 m² and not enough for your 3.0 m², which wouldn't happen with a 3.5 m².
So for a rider between 75 and 85 kg, your quiver would be made up of 3.5 m² / 5.0 m² / 7.0 m².
If you are lighter than 75 kg, you can opt for a 3.0 m² / 4.0 m² / 6.0 m² instead.
And if you are heavier than 85 kg, a quiver of 4.0 m² / 6.0 m² / 7.0 m² would be more suited.
Obviously, these indications are just a rough guide. The size of your foil and your board, the wind conditions at your local spot, and your fitness levels are factors that need to be taken into account for more accurate recommendations.
Have a look at the sizes and colors available here.
Get in touch with us using the contact form if you're still not sure which wing(s) to go for and we'll do our best to help you out!