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by bragnouff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1417

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

(...) Straps tell you where you need to keep your feet. Straps also help with balance because you can direct the board by lifting your feet up also. (...) This assumes that the straps are in the correct position FOR YOU, which is a pretty strong assumption when you're learning and discovering the b...
by bragnouff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124844

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

it's just because there is a slightly longer phase of unlearning your typical foil habits, that it's prob best to stick to it for a couple of sessions until you figure out the right foot position and balance. Once at that stage, it's super easy to switch back and forth to other foils and it will jus...
by bragnouff
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124844

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

it'll grow on you!
by bragnouff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is directional more fun than door in LW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12763

Re: Is directional more fun than door in LW?

Gotta love a finless door when it's shallow! Not only because no other board can ride in the shallowest places, but also because there is a substantial benefit from the ground effect. Skim board would work well too, (that's what they're made for!), but the door will have the advantage going upwind d...
by bragnouff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Alu mast (strut) with 3 bolts - standard?
Replies: 11
Views: 5203

Re: Alu mast (strut) with 3 bolts - standard?

Zeeko's mast also uses 3 M8 bolts, but the profile is different. Longer chord, which means there is much more meat around the holes 1 and 3, and probably more torsional stiffness as a result. Also the leading edge isn't as stupidly sharp as the one pictured, cause there's just no reason for it to be...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124844

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Second session yesterday on the XXLW with a kite. Sessions are few and far between that time of the year... Anyway, getting used to it, you get to feel the wave a lot through the foil and the kite becomes totally accessory, but it is also true when going over a wave or across a crest, it takes a bit...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124844

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

(...) Where should the back foot be in relation to the mast? I'm talking about the XLW here, but the front insert of my back strap is aligned with the trailing edge of the mast. Which means the back foot is just behind the mast. Front foot is a whole shoulder width apart (my usual stance). In terms...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124844

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

It could also well be that your feet aren't in the sweet spot for it to come alive. Variations of +/- 2cm make a massive difference. Ride it strapless for a while and figure out the right position and stance. Once the right spots are identified, with good on-flight balance, you can go back to the st...
by bragnouff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124844

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

XXLW will fit on your fuselage / mast. Might have to use some slightly longer screws in places due to the bigger wings being a bit thicker. I think it's intended to be used on a shorter mast, but maybe for kitefoiling, a full mast won't hurt. I've used the xxlw wings on my 75cm mast with a kite, and...
by bragnouff
Sat May 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wakeskate and foil
Replies: 29
Views: 11540

Re: Wakeskate and foil

(...) Need to paint it bright colour, maybe attach something on the nose to sit above the water line (back to the old go joe?) No such problem with the Zeeko wakeskate! All that deck foam gives plenty of float! And well... Can't beat yellow! Rails are easy to grab, and the Spitfire setup makes it q...

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