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Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:00 pm
by davesails7
Not actually sure if it's called Spotz 4, but they just realeased images of the Spotz Shark today on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.p ... 769286085&

Interested to hear if anyone has ridden it.

I heard a while back that the new wing/fuselage would fit on the spotz 3 masts, but not sure if that is still the case.

Spotz really fell out of favor with racers with Spotz 3. Spotz 3 seemed like a decent foil, better built than Spotz 2, but just wasn't any faster than Spotz 2. Hopefully this one will get them back on top, they have been quite a bit cheaper than any other race options.

Seems like a lot of other race foils moved the strut further aft on the fuselage to get more stability, but it doesn't look like that has been done on this Spotz Shark.

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Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:31 pm
by Mossy 757
"He makes now the riders from all around the world filled with joy!"

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:37 am
by SparD
Nope, not compatible with Spotz 3/Tuna masts... :(

I wonder who are the riders helping them develop their hydrofoils since Nico Parlier went with Mike's Lab.

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:44 am
by Tone
mine should arrive next week.

will let you know what I think

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:22 pm
by davesails7
Tone wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:44 am
mine should arrive next week.

will let you know what I think
Awesome thanks!

Does it fit the same board as the previous spotz foils? Same position of the tuttle box relative to the rear strap? I love my current board, but seems that most other foils have moved the tuttle box back on the board.

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:30 pm
by Peter_Frank
What is that ?

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Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:51 pm
by Peert
Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 5:30 pm
What is that ?
That hole should generate a cavitation bubble for extra lift :naughty:

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:06 pm
by Mossy 757
Adjustment screw for stab AoA? That's what the old ones used to look like anyway...

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:42 pm
by Peter_Frank
Mossy 757 wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Adjustment screw for stab AoA? That's what the old ones used to look like anyway...
Hmmm, it just looks extremely close to the mast, maybe only 6-8 cm behind it (on the pic) :roll:

But Spotz has always had extremly short fuselages, so okay, thanks.

8) PF

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:59 pm
by Mossy 757
Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 6:42 pm
Mossy 757 wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Adjustment screw for stab AoA? That's what the old ones used to look like anyway...
Hmmm, it just looks extremely close to the mast, maybe only 6-8 cm behind it (on the pic) :roll:

But Spotz has always had extremly short fuselages, so okay, thanks.

8) PF
According to their site the new fuselage is longer, the front wing is higher aspect and has a new AoA versus previous models, and the strut has been stiffened. I wonder if that screw is more of a strut/fuselage trim adjustment than a stab/fuselage adjustment...