Adding more info
Alysum wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:33 am
I'm aware that it's quite a heavy setup, much like the Cabrinha Double agent which I can get used for a good price (although I've read that it's a dud outdated and slow foil).
It depends a lot what are you going to want to do with your foil. If speed is your passion, then you'd like higher aspect wings and in "aluminum grade" class the Hoverglide would be faster. Don't expect to be able to ride it in very light winds or with much smaller kite though.
However, if you're looking for Greg Drexler style of riding - getting onto foil upon first kite dive in very little wind, being able to almost stop in transitions, ride a smaller kite - then low aspect wing is a key, and the Double agent or Foilfish would deliver way more fun.
You're going to need a short mast only for shallow waters (hips deep), learning to ride on long mast will "cost" you couple of extra sessions and falling is inevitable for either.
Carbon is not much more expensive - for extra $300 you can have a carbon setup like Moses Fluente. Pick 633/483 wings for ultimate lightwind, 590/330 for smooth and slower cruising, 558/330 for going fast.
91cm mast which fit either of those and you'll be in love with "neverending jump feeling" which foil delivers. Something in between McFly's hoverboard and Magic Carpet. Except neither Aladdin nor McFly had such epic wipeouts on their gear. Remember to pull the bar and fall as far downwind of foil as you can when learning,