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Wing reinstallation

WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
Since a thread was just posted on removing the wing, it made me come forward and ask about the other way around. I've had my wing off since I started skiing the course. At 28-32mph, it makes perfect sense to get rid of it to me. Since I'm just starting to ski into 34 and 36mph at 15 off now, I was wondering at what point you would start considering reinstalling the wing.

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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,062
    IMO, once you're into or through 28 off.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    Than_Bogan
  • ralral Posts: 1,713 Mega Baller
    I am with @Shane, from another perspective, when your starting speed is 32 MPH or more.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • ralral Posts: 1,713 Mega Baller
    I am with @Shane, from another perspective, when your starting speed is 32 MPH or more.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • PBDPBD Posts: 190 Baller
    What @shaneh said once you're going 34 mph
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    Let me make sure I understand correctly. Provided you're going at least 32-34mph AND 28 off and shorter, a wing is recommended. Is that right?
    Than_Bogan
  • ralral Posts: 1,713 Mega Baller
    No. When your starting speed is @ 32 MPH or more, meaning you are spending most if not all of your time @ 34 MPH.

    Complementing info: a skier should be at his limit pass in a tournament in his 4th pass (or more, if you are a 41off and beyond skier). Meaning that when you start @ 32 MPH, you should be capable of running 22 off and do a few @ 28. You would spend most of your time training @ 34 MPH/15 off and 22 off (being 32 MPH just your opener, and a pass you almost never miss). When you are at or above the level described, it makes sense to put the wing back.
    Rodrigo Andai
    Waternut
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    Ok thanks. The stock wing setting for my ski is 9°. Should I run 9° or should I run 7-8° while I'm at the lower limit?
  • ralral Posts: 1,713 Mega Baller
    What ski? Is it 9 at 36 or 34?
    Rodrigo Andai
  • ripa38ripa38 Posts: 54
    There is no magic speed or line length where it is right or wrong. Either it helps or it does not. Try a wing and if it feels better and helps leave it on. If it does not help and feels worse, take it off.
    Horton
  • ralral Posts: 1,713 Mega Baller
    @ripa38, I respectfully disagree. When skiing at slow speeds, it never helps.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • ripa38ripa38 Posts: 54
    Let the skier decide
  • ralral Posts: 1,713 Mega Baller
    Do not want to make something big out of this, but beginners skiing at 46-49 km/h (28/30 MPH) can benefit on having some decisions taken by someone else, like fin setting and wing. At these speeds, a wing does not help.
    Rodrigo Andai
    MattP
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    The ski is a 2012 Radar Strada. The ski does well at 28-30 but really takes on a new attitude at 32 and starts skiing really smoothly.
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