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Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:29 pm
by NYKiter
Wonder if its quicker than the alpine

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:44 am
by Percu.org
3InletsWindsports wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Has anyone tried these yet.
Got a nice try 1 week ago thanks to Nicolas Cailloux himself, I was able to borrow his own Bullet foil.

I was not over powered, using Sonic2 9m only in 15 up to 18 knots. Rough & choppy sea, usually not very confortable, but thanks to the Bullet, I got a great session.

I usually don't like that much aluminium foil, and was a bit surprised too about the thinnest section of the mast but to be honest, in choppy sea I didn't get any difference with my Ketos Foil (100cm carbon very thin).

After this great training session this is my (humble) conclusion:
- very easy to deal with, even for non expert rider, quiet confortable
- stable, I was in confidence after 2/3 minutes to jibe and tack quiet fast
- I was not able to go as fast as usual, but I was missing some stance and need to change my body position a bit
- Incredible upwind & downwind speed even with choppy sea
- I'm pretty sure I would easily reach over 30 knots with a bigger kite

I think this is an inexpensive Foil, and perfect to discover joy and pleasure for speed & racing.

A good job and I will definitely advice some friends of mine to switch on the Zeeko Bullet for next season

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Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:19 am
by evan
WOW 38kn! In what conditions and device did they get that kind of speeds?

I have a hard time pushing my Levitaz bionic above 32kn. Is my foil that slow, is it me or am I using a GPS device that is too accurate so that i don't get those nice speed spikes you get from phones and sportwatches?

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:28 pm
by BWD
38 knots is with the designer or a top pro riding, race kite, strong wind and flat water.
Your only problem is probably that you might not be as good as a gold cup uber-pro.