I have the Silente with 560 and learned on it. It took me 11 sessions to be able to ride the wing with some good sustained control. I doubt you are in a position after 5 sessions to judge. The Silente is a very stable setup but it does take some learning and hours. I also went through the "holy $#@&" mode where I went faster and faster and got more and more scared...then crash phase. Some of this is kite selection (too much) and part is just not being experienced. I find that if I want to bleed speed I now cut up wind quite hard and keep butt low and kite to edge of window.Pedro Marcos wrote: ↑Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:03 amHello everyone,
I dont come to this forum for a long time, but now ive a new addiction which is the Hidrofoil, and since there is more experience people here, i would like to share some info:
I recently bought a Moses Fluente 2017 with the T40 Board which comes with the 550 FW and the 325 STA, and ive around 5 sessions of pratice on it, i also was able to test some other foils to compare, this is what i feel:
My Fluente feels like it needs quite alot of speed, if i try to foil at a lower speed it with "stall" and "sink" after 2 seconds, if i do give the speed it needs then i get alot of lift and ive alot of trouble to control the speed, it just keeps on aceleration until eventualy i crash (at this point im already going downwind to try to stop it). Without any lift im able to cruise around very easily, and go upwind with no problem at all.
I tested the old Silente which comes with a 560 FW i believe, and it feels like it lifts at lower speeds and its easier to control that lift, shouldnt the 560 be a more performing wing?
Also tried the VORACE with the 558 FW, which feels it needs even more speed then my 550 Fluente, and its even harder to manage the speed and control it.
Im still using my wakestyle kites Slingshot Fuel, i normaly go on the 7m above 15knots and 9m under that, with 27m lines, i know those are not ideal for foiling but i still need more experience to decide which kites i want for hidrofoiling.
Since most of the low speed complaints have come from relatively rookie foilers I think these complaints are unwarranted, I had been riding larger winged foils until buying the 2017 Fluente ,after a couple months I find the Fluente's low speed simply needs a more active input and now feels very comfortable ( just as Frank suggested) it has advanced my freeride capabilities with 360's, tacks and toeside to heelside tack(180) which I often stall on exit but can still foil out with delicate inputs , it will foil up at low speeds with correct inputs.
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