My long-time hang gliding buddy, Gary, recently had a kayak fall into his life and he has gotten excited about paddling. He has been out about 8 or 10 times now. He is in his 50's, fit, athletic, avid skier, etc. I think he is going to put some time into this and work on improvement because that's the kind of guy he is. With the kayak came a wing paddle and that is the only paddle he has used so far.
I have zero personal experience with a wing. My sense is that a wing is great for speed and power but not so good for boat handling. Since I have no personal experience to base this one I question my own opinion. I'm thinking that I should be recommending that he move to a Euro or Greenland paddle to help him work on his boat handling skills and hang onto the wing for the future? I don't know.
There are lots of wing-users here and I would like your advice on what I should suggest?