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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby codifilo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:24 pm

Nicolas, I'm a big fan of your Spitfire videos so I'm looking forward for some footage of you riding a SUP/Surf Spitfire!

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby bragnouff » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:39 pm

Looking good Nicolas! What size mast do you use on those pics?
After a few sessions with my shortened 75 mast / XLW, I don't really think that I've lost anything compared to the original mast. On the other hand it opens up a bit more playground, with the ability to follow small waves further on the inside. Restarting after a fall is also much easier due to depth. 15cm is actually not much, but it makes such a big difference in terms of where I can start on my homespot in onshore conditions. More riding, less bodydrag! And I think this makes it a viable option to try bolting it on a SUP or surf. Next project!

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 am

Zeeko wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Also, soon we will release a new version of the Spitfire to use with our current carbon mast, like this you could save weight and have a longer mast (1m height)

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Nicolas
Will the old spitfires also work or will you have to buy an entire new setup? Reason I’m asking is im about to buy from your US dealer and I want to know if I should wait a little bit. I’m not going to be using the foil right away. Just want it ready for when I can.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Zeeko » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:20 pm

bragnouff wrote: Looking good Nicolas! What size mast do you use on those pics?
After a few sessions with my shortened 75 mast / XLW, I don't really think that I've lost anything compared to the original mast. On the other hand it opens up a bit more playground, with the ability to follow small waves further on the inside. Restarting after a fall is also much easier due to depth. 15cm is actually not much, but it makes such a big difference in terms of where I can start on my homespot in onshore conditions. More riding, less bodydrag! And I think this makes it a viable option to try bolting it on a SUP or surf. Next project!
Hi Bragnouff,
the mast I used on the pics was a 70cm one. I tried also a 60cm, but I felt it too short for a SUP using.
I also used the 70cm mast on a kiteboard and it was working well, even if I prefer a 96cm mast length for kitefoiling (not for Supfoiling or Surfoiling)


Adventure Logs wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 am
Zeeko wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Also, soon we will release a new version of the Spitfire to use with our current carbon mast, like this you could save weight and have a longer mast (1m height)

Regards

Nicolas
Will the old spitfires also work or will you have to buy an entire new setup? Reason I’m asking is im about to buy from your US dealer and I want to know if I should wait a little bit. I’m not going to be using the foil right away. Just want it ready for when I can.
Hi, the combo Fuselage/front wing/back wing could be use on all the carbon foils we produce since 2016.
It will be a alloy fuselage + g10 wings (wings will be same as the current alloy spitfire).

ride easy
Nicolas


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