I made the choice to transition from surfing after 25 years to foiling and am hooked! I have been learning on a LA Naish 1250 setup to which I feel like I am ready to dip my toes into some of the more advanced set ups. I am around 190 pounds (85-87kg), surf knee to head high beach breaks in Australia predominately on the foil. Can turn the Naish but due to its LA, am unable to connect wave as I can only get around 15m pumping.
A couple of questions as I’m still very green with tech related stuff;
I have my eye on either the new Unifoil Progression wing or the Lift 120HA. I have been reading a lot of reviews to which I notice continually that people suggest the 120HA is a very technical wing and not amazing when there is choppy/turbulant conditions. When conditions are ideal, its an incredibly wing though. The progression seems to be a bit more of forgiving wing to for the intermediate foiler from what I’ve read and can handle conditions that arent glassy. If anyone has any insight into the comparison between these two and what you would recommend, I would be very appreciative.
If I went down path of the progression wing, what would be ideally the better choice considering my weight, conditions etc. 140 or the 170? Would the 140 be attainable coming from a lower end of the intermediate ability and coming straight off an entry level LA set up? If anyone has ridden both, what were the perks or either?
Thanks for your help