juandesooka wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:48 pm
Interesting to hear about new larger wings. Having the foil stable at slower speeds will be attractive ... Even if it comes at cost if some higher end speed.
Beginners .... I suspect it might. In my limited canard experience, one thing I have noticed ... not one wipe out yet due to ventilation (front wing surfacing). If the foil tends to sink down rather than crash, that could save a lot of wipeouts in those first few days.
Hi guys !
I know Nicolas, the Zeeko's designer and I had the chance to begin foil with the Spitfire and the larger wings.
First foil session in 20/25 knots with a 7m Notus Rev 2017, Spitfire with large wings, and Pocket Air board V straps on front foot and strapless back foot.
I was able to fly at my first session in both switch and normal position. I first rode it like a twin tip, but with a equal weight between my front and back leg. When I took more confidence with the foil, the chop made me fly over few meters. The more confidence I took, longer were my flight. At the end of the sesh (about 3/4 hours) I was able to fly for about 100 meters or more.
The larger wings of the Spitfire make the foil able to fly with low speed, which is very comforting when you're not easy with a foil and afraid about falling with it! With the large wings, you can fly very slowly, and if the wings go outside the water, you don't necessarily fall because you're flying at such a low speed with the lift on the back wing that the foil just dive down and you can keep going with the board on the surface.
I really enjoyed the session with the Spitfire and large wings and I'm convinced it's perfect for beginners !
If someone have questions about large wings go on!
But keep in mind that I did only one sesh with it and it was my firt time foiling