LF Fun Foil was pitch twitchy with the short fuse, much better with the longer. It lifted gently at low speed and had a low stall speed, so you could cruise around very slowly, once you got the balance worked out. It was stable enough in the middle speed range, but when you started going faster it had a nasty habit of nose diving eg. toe to heel transition with a down loop.BWD wrote: ↑Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:01 amAlpine has long fuselage = more pitch stable = easier to learn.
Also has more refined wing shape I would bet. And they're carbon, less wiggling. Etc.
LF fuse shorter, wings = glass/plastic/whatever, therefoere harder I would theorize. Never tried one though. But if I did, it would also be hard for me as a novice to adapt to anything besides the foil I am used to.
The DA is a little more stable all around (softer response) and doesn't do the nose dive, but it's like there's a speed limiter--you get to a point you just can't go any faster no matter how much power you try to put into the board It's better for beginning than the LF in this aspect I think, but if your plan is to do flying gybes and tacks then you're going to need a different foil because (IMO) it won't glide well enough and be stable enough to allow the the foot changes without getting it perfect. The HG was way more roll stable than either but I found that very boring
Once you get used to the quirks, you don't notice them . . . until you ride a different foil and then suddenly you notice everything!
If you have are shifting your weight correctly, you can adapt to any foil quickly IMO.