Lots of questions about which to get.
I’ve had quite a bit of time on foil now on the Progression 170 (despite only getting it Friday afternoon) and extensive (>50) sessions on the Hyper2 170 both Katana 83 medium fuse G10 tailpack. Mostly strapless surf winging but some small wave proning as well. 170lbs advanced winger, Florida conditions.
Range: Hyper2 has higher top speed but higher stall speed. Progression has lower stall speed (lower takeoff speed) but is noticeably lower top speed. Hyper2 feels like less drag at high speed.
Turning: Progression is better but not by much. These are ultimately high aspect wings and both are far inferior to Takuma 980 by a large margin (did a back to back comparison).
Forward Pitching: Progression is better. I didn’t realize this until I started breaching on big turns on the progression because I was instinctively countering the forward pitching I was expecting. Hyper has good pitch control but Prog is better, very neutral.
Breech: Progression is better but not by much. Very easy to test winging and the prog is better but they both aren’t particularly great. Can get about 25% wing out before the risk rises with Prog, Hyper is maybe 15%.
Pump/Glide: Progression is better. Pump is good and glide is very very good, by far the best of any wing that isn’t a glider. Hyper is good but much less forgiving and higher speed all around.
Personal Summary: For prone foiling I think the Progression wins hands down, especially for slow crumbly foil-type waves and working around a foil playing field. For winging the Hyper probably takes the lead since it’s just so fast/smooth and only marginally different in other respects. The Hyper2 170 rides so small though a direct comparison to the Progression 140 may be better if anyone can do that.
Please post your reviews/comparisons as well if you have them since many people are interested in this topic.