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Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby 14ToeSide » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:32 pm

At 240 Pies, what would be the easiest most stable Foil and board to learn. I'm not concerned about how fast I can go. Just for Cruising in the Ocean.

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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby Hawaiis » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:15 pm

What you need is a Low Aspect Ratio with a large wing surface area like the old Carafino.
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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby 14ToeSide » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:50 pm

Does Carafino still make this model?

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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby cglazier » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:33 am

I had one of those. That board has not been in production for years. Perhaps the Mihl Lift is a similar slow board with a short mast. It may be a bit quicker to learn on but you may be disillusioned when others rip past you on more high performance foils like Spotz, Taoroa, Aguera etc.


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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:34 am

They are out of production, but any low AR foil will work. The most important is rigidity. Make sure they don't wobble

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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby Tfcm » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:40 am

Theres one for sale on seabreeze http://www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds ... o!FuZNsFG9

I think its from a shop so they may post OS

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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby Nielshm » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:11 am

May I suggest you ask yourself 1 question: what do I want to do with my kite foiling.
Do you want to race and be the fastest or are you here to learn quick and freeride around.
If you are heading towards racing and being the fastest wind driven on your local waters, consider going directly to the race foil.
There are no foils available that's easy to learn but goes fast. An excellent option is the possibility to exchange the front wing (KFA & MHL). Start off with the big and easy wing. When you have learned, you can sell the wing to other beginners.
Or do like me, just head out with your race wing and take the beating. Been out for 2 days straight now. Have a handful of bruises and small cuts on the legs from the crashings. But the shear ecstasy by finally foiling is just amazing!
Got passed by a sailboat when in water collecting board and myself after a massive crash. They asked kindly if I needed help laughing ... When I passed them 3 time their speed minutes after the laughing ended.

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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby Sir V » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:23 am

I can speak from experience.. I learned by myself with the "Lift" from MHL Custom. It is totally stable and an awesome product. Again, in my opinion.

Their service is awesome and I am now onto a new avenue - the Wave board.

Have a look at some of my beginning videos, at least for a laugh :)

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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby 14ToeSide » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:15 pm

At 240 Pies will most of these Foils be Stiff enough? to Hawaiis Vid earlier showing Wobble??

I have ZERO interest in Racing.

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Re: Recommendations for Easiest Foil Board to learn on?

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:22 pm

The MHL lift I had was a single layer carbon fiber for cosmetic looks. You can actually see thru it.
Make sure the one you buy is rigid.
There is a big guy locally, he also rides a Carafino with no problem.
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