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 Post subject: Zeeko Kitefoil placement on a board.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:59 pm 
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Hello everybody. I can't believe I just spent small fortune on a new kite foil. My wife is still in a deep shock and most likely will not recover soon!!! :D
I have a donor board crazy fly rectangular light wind 145 cm x 47cm. I have manufacturers recommended placement for straps vs. foil mast, but I do not know how far from the back end of the board i should attach the mast.
Zeeko recommends only 29 cm distance between back insert of a front strap and front screws for the foil mast which seems very narrow. Does this sound right to you fellow zeeko riders?
Thanks for any advice. Kris


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 Post subject: Re: Zeeko Kitefoil placement on a board.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:58 pm 
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kriskris wrote:
I have manufacturers recommended placement for straps vs. foil mast, but I do not know how far from the back end of the board i should attach the mast.
Zeeko recommends only 29 cm distance between back insert of a front strap and front screws for the foil mast which seems very narrow. Does this sound right to you fellow zeeko riders?
Thanks for any advice. Kris


I assume you're talking about this.

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The rough rule is belly over front wing when riding.

With the 2012/2013 S/Z mast, the mast to board attachment was moved backward below the rear foot. Therefore the distance you're asking for was or could be minimal.

In 2014, Zeeko propose a straight mast with leading edge moved forward.
The distance you're asking for is 15 to 40

kriskris wrote:
Hello everybody. I can't believe I just spent small fortune on a new kite foil. My wife is still in a deep shock and most likely will not recover soon!!! :D

A present of equivalent price or a trip with the family to a country with nice beaches should cheer her up :D


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 Post subject: Re: Zeeko Kitefoil placement on a board.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:33 pm 
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@kriskris

As long as you respect the distances mentioned in Zeeko Makaira foil location picture; from the back screw insert of the front strap to the front screws of the foil mast, Makaira 2014 will work with any board.
270mm for a race front wing
290mm for free-ride front wing
The location of the hydrofoil is the same on the board regardless if you ride with long or short mast, (100cm or 80cm)
As for: "how far from the back end of the board I should attach the mast", have a look at the pictures below.



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 Post subject: Re: Zeeko Kitefoil placement on a board.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:16 pm 
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Thanks Guys.
Back to the garage to fix the foil to the board. Can't wait to go out!!!
KitesurferRO did you reinforce the skim board somehow or the foil is just screwed on to the board without any additional work? What is the yellow thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Zeeko Kitefoil placement on a board.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:34 am 
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kriskris wrote:
What is the yellow thing?


It could be to float the skimboard that has a foil attached to it
I guess the skimboard could be very difficult to see and find since it is so thin

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 Post subject: Re: Zeeko Kitefoil placement on a board.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:37 am 
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SupaEZ wrote:
kriskris wrote:
What is the yellow thing?


It could be to float the skimboard that has a foil attached to it
I guess the skimboard could be very difficult to see and find since it is so thin

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Or it could be a Go-joe.
Or the skim board is not enough to float the carbon foil.


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