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3InletsWindsports
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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 am

clint2070 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:37 am
has anyone tried a Zeeko kite ?
Only since 2009.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Macisback » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:17 pm

Yes, just got the new 2018 Notus Rev in 10m with the UDS Freeridebar in 54cm.

Beautiful Kites, great build quality.

Performance: Great allround kite, not the hangtime of a Rebel, but that was expected - its a freeride kite.

Very happy with it - will try the ERA line with it in lowwind (Easy Relaunch Assistant).

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:30 pm

The ERA line is great for waves if you get eaten and have to get the kite up quick before next wave hits.
Although I have to say this last year I have only used my Notus Air 8m and without the ERA. Use the reverse launch always now.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby clint2070 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am

3InletsWindsports wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:30 pm
The ERA line is great for waves if you get eaten and have to get the kite up quick before next wave hits.
Although I have to say this last year I have only used my Notus Air 8m and without the ERA. Use the reverse launch always now.
what is era line ?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby bragnouff » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:42 am

clint2070 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am
what is ERA line ?
Getting a bit off topic, but it stands for Easy Relaunch Assistant, it's an extra line, running alongside a steering line that connects to the tip of a strut (not the center one obviously). Pull a meter on that line and the trailing edge folds on one side and the kite flips over, ready to hotlaunch. I've used that lots on a 12m Krush for snowkiting, and it had been a bit of a life saver when the wind is really too light for any other method. Get out of bindings, Run till the kite flips over, put it in hotlaunch mode in the right spot, hold the bar in while putting bindings back in, hotlaunch and go!

Anyway, back on the Spitfire, shall we? Enjoying LOTS of sessions on the XLW at the moment. Everyday seems to be a kite day, and often a foil day only. About 10kts, 12m Enduro, and bliss! I did put the straps on again so that I know my feet are always at the perfect spot to pop on the foil as soon as the kite pulls straight from the waterstart. Compared to not always being in the right spot when waterstarting strapless, and needing a bit of downwards look and/or foot shuffle to adjust, which takes a few extra strokes in the kite. For that, straps make lightwind riding a bit easier IMHO, except for transitions.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby clint2070 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:05 am

bragnouff wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:42 am
clint2070 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am
what is ERA line ?
Getting a bit off topic, but it stands for Easy Relaunch Assistant, it's an extra line, running alongside a steering line that connects to the tip of a strut (not the center one obviously). Pull a meter on that line and the trailing edge folds on one side and the kite flips over, ready to hotlaunch. I've used that lots on a 12m Krush for snowkiting, and it had been a bit of a life saver when the wind is really too light for any other method. Get out of bindings, Run till the kite flips over, put it in hotlaunch mode in the right spot, hold the bar in while putting bindings back in, hotlaunch and go!

Anyway, back on the Spitfire, shall we? Enjoying LOTS of sessions on the XLW at the moment. Everyday seems to be a kite day, and often a foil day only. About 10kts, 12m Enduro, and bliss! I did put the straps on again so that I know my feet are always at the perfect spot to pop on the foil as soon as the kite pulls straight from the waterstart. Compared to not always being in the right spot when waterstarting strapless, and needing a bit of downwards look and/or foot shuffle to adjust, which takes a few extra strokes in the kite. For that, straps make lightwind riding a bit easier IMHO, except for transitions.
That must be
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what that pig tail is on my naish Boxer I wonder why naishes website doesn't explain that

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby codifilo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:27 am

I see that the Spitfire screws used to attached the foil to the board are M6 but I already have a Slingshot board with a track system that includes M8 bolts.

Does anyone know if the open holes in the Spitfire plate can fit M8 screws?
Has anyone used the Spitfire or White&Green in a Slingshot foil board?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:02 pm

where can I pick the spitfire up from in the states? Also how well does it break down? I like the nobile foil system because it's easy to pack for travel, is this similar? Thanks

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:48 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:02 pm
where can I pick the spitfire up from in the states? Also how well does it break down? I like the nobile foil system because it's easy to pack for travel, is this similar? Thanks
You can also take the base plate off the mast.


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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:22 pm

ronnie wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:02 pm
where can I pick the spitfire up from in the states? Also how well does it break down? I like the nobile foil system because it's easy to pack for travel, is this similar? Thanks
You can also take the base plate off the mast.

No no no. The plates are meant to be permanent don’t try to remove.


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