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Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby gmb13 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:53 am

Hi Everyone,

I just finished the reviews of the 2017 Levitaz Freeride foils.

Check out the videos here:

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby flaps1111 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:28 am

Thank you for the reviews Gunnar :thumb:

There is something I don't understand, how the Cruizer has an excellent pitch stability but you have to work a lot with little pitch resistance?, meaning it is not stable in straight line.

Can you compare pitch behavior between the Cruizer and Moses Silente?

Are Moses Fluente or vorace mast much more stiff?

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby gmb13 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:43 am

Pitch stability and pitch resistance are two different things.

Pitch stability means it does not change pitch when you don't want it to. So if you leave the board alone (don't do anything with your front foot) the pitch will not change.

Pitch resistance if how the foil reacts to your input. So it reacts to shifting your weight quicker, eg. more direct steering.

Imagine a car with really good tracking when you let go of the steering wheel and very light power steering.

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby plasma180 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:43 am

Gunnar,

can you say please anything about how stiff are the Moses Fluente / Vorace masts compared to Levitaz?

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby gmb13 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:41 am

Hi Plasma.

Under 5kg load at 30cm from the fuselage the Moses Fluente 91 (2017) has about 10 degrees deflection (twist). The 96cm Levitaz mast we tested has about 20 degrees.

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby plasma180 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:53 am

Thank you Gunnar

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby cnski » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:45 pm

Awesome reviews Gunnar! You are a wealth of knowlege for the foiling community worldwide and your efforts are much appreciated. Thank you!! One question for you: Do you have a favoite free-ride foil for light air you care to share with us? Was surprised to hear the Levitaz mast is so soft.

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby gmb13 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:03 pm

My current favourite freeride Foil is still the Fluente. It gets going early enough for me. I don't feel I need a bigger wing.

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby Pedro Marcos » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:52 pm

gmb13 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:03 pm
My current favourite freeride Foil is still the Fluente. It gets going early enough for me. I don't feel I need a bigger wing.

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Dont you feel you could have the 101cm mast on the fluente, instead of the 91, in those choppy days?

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Re: Video Reviews: 2017 Levitaz Freeride Foil

Postby gmb13 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:55 pm

No not really. I prefer the shorter mast for freeriding. I don't heel the board over that much as upwind angle is not really a priority. The 91cm mast also makes the foil more reactive and turn tighter.

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