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x-blend wings from ppc

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Created by supsam 1 month ago, 24 Jun 2022
supsam
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24 Jun 2022 8:16PM
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mikesids
91 posts
25 Jun 2022 3:31PM
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Just to give my early feedback on the XBlend.
I have some Surges in my quiver so it might be useful to understand how the XBlend compares.

- feels lighter in the hands overall
- still has that nice PPC forward pull in the gusts that I like, maybe not quite as aggressive as the Surge. Great upwind. Doesn't get back handy in the top half of its range like a lot of wings
- pump is tight and elastic in nature, not super rigid and dead feeling. I hate this , super rigid wings can be easy to oversheet in my experience
- the big difference between the Surge and XBlend is that the trailing edge stays higher when luffed out and riding downwind. Very noticeable when you are riding dead downwind on a swell. It is VERY stable when flagged out, trailing edge stays high and no rocking from side to side. This is a worthwhile benefit in my opinion.
So overall it retains most of the good points of the Surge ( balance between hands, great upwind etc) while being even better when flagged out. Didn't have any bad habits or unfortunate compromises / trade offs that I could feel.

I like the new sizes, helps fill the gaps between the Surge sizes.

I pay for my own gear , thought this info might be of interest. Cheers

hanza1111
84 posts
29 Jun 2022 1:57AM
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Sounds good cheers for the review



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