Wing Size Guide
Our wing sizes range from 2.6 to 6 meters but how do you know which is the right size for you?
Having the right wing size is crucial for your wing riding progression no matter your level. Going out with a wing that is too small or too big for the conditions can cause more frustration than enjoyment.
We only want you to have fun on the water (or land depending on where you choose to take your wing) so we have put together this quick guide to help you choose the wing size best suited for you.
The larger wing sizes are best suited for lighter wind conditions, as their larger surface area can catch more wind.
The smaller wing sizes can be used in heavier wind conditions, they are more manageable and easier to hold, while at the same time generate adequate power to gain speed.
Your weight, riding level and wind conditions are key to determining the right wing size choice. It is important to have sufficient power for a steady start, it is much harder to learn or progress if you are too under or over powered.
Our WR Model III wings have been designed with high level of canopy tension meaning they deliver a lot of power, allowing you to take a smaller size to cover a larger wind range. The taught anti-slip handles along the central strut make for comfortable hand positioning and intuitive manovering.
Introducing our newest size to the Wing Ride range; 4,5m
As a beginner, you'll most likely want to start with just one wing as you are less likely to venture out in very light or very strong conditions.
In general a good starting wing size is to learn with is a 4m for anyone around the 70kg (155lbs) weight range or a 4.5m wing for anyone over that weight.
The WR Model III is very easy to learn on, its high stability gives you the confidence needed to make your first hesitant manovers. It depowers very effectively therefore allowing you to regain a comfortable speed.
Intermediate to Advanced
Once you have mastered the effective pump technique, your level of potential frustration reduces dramatically, and you can find yourself being able to cover a much larger wind range with just one or two wing sizes.
Based on a proficient 70-80kg rider with substantial experience in all conditions, a 4.5m is usually the ideal size.
Having developed the skills required to maintain power in light wind or hold your own in gnarly and intense conditions you’ll be able to prolong your water time. For a full quiver we recommend a 3m, 4.5m and for those really light days a 6m.