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by bigwave
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?) Update: Yes, it's an Elf
Replies: 69
Views: 15779

Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Is it me or are some companies just jumping on the band wagon with little thought to any of it? That's business in general...Apple made a bagillion dollars a decade ago by selling an iPod that makes phone calls, now everyone and their brother make smartphones. I think companies are gambling that pe...
by bigwave
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nobile Zen Splitboard
Replies: 27
Views: 6422

Re: Nobile Zen Splitboard

How do you like the board itself? With and without the foil? The biggest surprise was just how good the Foil Infinity Split is when using it as a surfboard. Very fast and rockets upwind. Snappy turns. Strapless air is good. The only negative is its a little heavy due to the reinforcement for the fo...
by bigwave
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite choice for foil noob
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Kite choice for foil noob

I'm considering joining the rapidly growing ranks of foilers at my local - but the only kites I have are Cabrinha Chaos's. Is this going to make learning to foil much more difficult? im also considering swapping my quiver to switchblades, but obviously that's not going to be cheap! Thanks Switchbla...
by bigwave
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nobile Zen Foil 'Unboxing'
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: Nobile Zen Foil 'Unboxing'

I just took the Nobile Zen Foil on a recent trip to Cuba. I had the bag packed with the Board, Foil Pack, 15m Ozone Chrono UL with bar(original Bag),9m Cabrinha Drifter(in Compression bag) and WMFG Tall Pump. It weighed just under 20 Kg. Being a checked it suitcase style bag is just awesome! No issu...
by bigwave
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nobile Zen Splitboard
Replies: 27
Views: 6422

Re: Nobile Zen Splitboard

The 3 wings that are available for the Nobile Zen Hydrofoil. Allround, Freeride and Race.
by bigwave
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nobile Zen Splitboard
Replies: 27
Views: 6422

Re: Nobile Zen Splitboard

We just got the Nobile Zen Hydro foils in stock. They look awesome! We have the 3 wings , All-round ,Freeride and Race. The foil with the 86 cm mast, freeride wing, on our scale ..... The Zeeko Blue/White was 8lbs 15.7oz, Spitfire 8lbs 3.2oz Carbon 7lbs.10oz ,Slingshot Ghost Whisper 6lbs 10.7oz . I'...
by bigwave
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine Harness Webbing strap wear?
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Ride Engine Harness Webbing strap wear?

I have used the Ride Engine with the Fireball this summer. I saw no extra wear on the webbing strap. Granted it was only about 20 hrs use with a foil board and surfboard. Ultimately , I switched it back to the Ride Engine carbon rope slider. While I really like the Fireball system(still use it on my...
by bigwave
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2 Noob Questions for Buying
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: 2 Noob Questions for Buying

Bigwave, since you've ridden lots of them, how much of a difference does the weight make? I picked up a slingshot at the beach and was blown away by how heavy it was. The fuselage seems super heavy. Peter Hi Peter, The weight of the Slingshot on the water translates into stability. The foil feels s...
by bigwave
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2 Noob Questions for Buying
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: 2 Noob Questions for Buying

Measured the track distances - 90mm. One of the local kite shops said they'd sell me the Cabrinha foil for $899, and the Slingshot for $799. Both 2017 models. Can't seem to find out what the differences are in the 2017 models versus the 2016 so not sure they are much better than the reviews I've be...

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