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by max
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 499
Views: 70163

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

That's the main knock on spitfire, have to be going fairly fast to get up, . . . I am not sure I agree with that statement. The XLW wings do not need much forward speed to get up . . . though more than one of those Takuma wings. I think the original comment was for the normal spitfire. The XLW set ...
by max
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 499
Views: 70163

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

BWD wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:29 am

Also supposedly a carbon version of spitfire is coming...

I think it is still the alloy fuse and same G10 wings . . . just a fuse designed to mount the spitfire setup to their normal carbon mast. Maybe I am wrong about the fuse being aluminium but the wings are supposedly the same.
by max
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 499
Views: 70163

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

juandesooka wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:47 am
That's the main knock on spitfire, have to be going fairly fast to get up, . . .

I am not sure I agree with that statement. The XLW wings do not need much forward speed to get up . . . though more than one of those Takuma wings.
by max
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: On the foil but unable to go upwind!?
Replies: 20
Views: 1918

Re: On the foil but unable to go upwind!?

So everything seemed ok. But i wasnt staying upwind. Every tack back to the beach would see me further downwind. I felt like i was going upwind, The kite felt like it was powered enough, I was going fast enough but no. Walk shame it was. sounds like a bad dream :) Strong currents would be the only ...
by max
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 37
Views: 5097

Re: Spitfire club

Is anyone else using 2 inline straps and are they finding as they get more time on the Spitfire that moving straps back seems more and more comfortable? Or is it just me? I started strapless and then went to single inline front then went to two front angled straps. I have yet to put on the back str...
by max
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your HF kite quiver?
Replies: 74
Views: 9952

Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

ELF Joker 11.2 m2 race foilkite, 5-7 knots, used rarely now but on occasion summerdays Storm Strutless Voyager IV 12 m2, 6½-9 knots Zeeko One Strut Notus Air 12 m2, 7½-10 knots Takoon Furia 9 m2, 10-12 knots Takoon Furia 8 m2, 12-14 knots Takoon Furia 7 m2, 14-15½ knots Takoon Furia 6 m2, 15-18 kno...
by max
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 37
Views: 5097

Re: Spitfire club

Had a great session with the XLW wings.

The sharp turning allows you to more easily keep line tension when turning in dodgy wind and the more used to the balance you get, the more amazing this canard setup performs :)
by max
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 37
Views: 5097

Re: Spitfire club

The transition for me from the Carver to Spitfire was very easy. I'd recommend starting with the XLW wings or the XLW front wing + standard rear wing. Save the standard wings for after you have Spitfire dialed in. Well . . . I have ridden the spitfire twice now with the XLW wings and once with the ...
by max
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: MHL Lift Insert Damage with Foothooks - Warning and How to Repair?
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: MHL Lift Insert Damage with Foothooks - Warning and How to Repair?

There's a huge risk you will cause exothermic ( heat) and melt the Eps foam. Eps sucks, I hate it. Sucks water, doesn't take any exothermic, too soft. Kosta's approach might work. I would remove pad 100mm around. Route out the glass and foam about 10mm bigger than insert, glue in HD foam to fill ho...
by max
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stance width?
Replies: 25
Views: 3654

Re: Stance width?

plummet wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:39 am
Time to revive this thread. I'm running +
59cm stance. Thinking of going wider to 65cm. Any disadvantage in going wider?
when you say 59cm . . . . where are you measuring?

Rear insert of front strap to rear insert of back strap?

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