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fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby edt » Mon May 07, 2018 1:43 pm

I want to go faster than my beginner foil. What's my least expensive option. Also i want durability. Yesterday out on the foil all day in canada I think I hit a half dozen logs, went carthweeling. if the wing shatters after a log hit, it won't last long where I kite. Tks for any recommendations.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby grigorib » Mon May 07, 2018 1:56 pm

edt wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:43 pm
I want to go faster than my beginner foil. What's my least expensive option. Also i want durability. Yesterday out on the foil all day in canada I think I hit a half dozen logs, went carthweeling. if the wing shatters after a log hit, it won't last long where I kite. Tks for any recommendations.
What’s your current beginner foil?

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby edt » Mon May 07, 2018 2:37 pm

grigorib wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:56 pm
edt wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:43 pm
I want to go faster than my beginner foil. What's my least expensive option. Also i want durability. Yesterday out on the foil all day in canada I think I hit a half dozen logs, went carthweeling. if the wing shatters after a log hit, it won't last long where I kite. Tks for any recommendations.
What’s your current beginner foil?
liquid force rocket but yesterday I spent 6 hours on the thruster which is much nicer than my beginner foil but I want a bit more speed. Lf foils g10 are durable that's one thing I like about them.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon May 07, 2018 3:16 pm

Love my Delta.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby edt » Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Love my Delta.
Is the Delta carbon? I think I'd prefer g10 if I can get it, less prone to shatter when I hit a log.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby edt » Mon May 07, 2018 3:36 pm

f2020 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Taaroa Joy.

http://www.taaroa-hydrofoil.com/fr/
How fast is the Taaroa Joy compared to other foils?

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby Laughingman » Mon May 07, 2018 3:37 pm

edt wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 2:37 pm
grigorib wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:56 pm
edt wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:43 pm
I want to go faster than my beginner foil. What's my least expensive option. Also i want durability. Yesterday out on the foil all day in canada I think I hit a half dozen logs, went carthweeling. if the wing shatters after a log hit, it won't last long where I kite. Tks for any recommendations.
What’s your current beginner foil?
liquid force rocket but yesterday I spent 6 hours on the thruster which is much nicer than my beginner foil but I want a bit more speed. Lf foils g10 are durable that's one thing I like about them.
Try the blue medium aspect wings edt, they are pretty fast although I cannot compare them to the thruster they are much faster then the rocket.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby grigorib » Mon May 07, 2018 3:38 pm

edt wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 2:37 pm
grigorib wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:56 pm
edt wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:43 pm
I want to go faster than my beginner foil. What's my least expensive option. Also i want durability. Yesterday out on the foil all day in canada I think I hit a half dozen logs, went carthweeling. if the wing shatters after a log hit, it won't last long where I kite. Tks for any recommendations.
What’s your current beginner foil?
liquid force rocket but yesterday I spent 6 hours on the thruster which is much nicer than my beginner foil but I want a bit more speed. Lf foils g10 are durable that's one thing I like about them.
Speaking about logs I'd say you're out of carbon market. So I think Slingshot Hoverglide (standard H5 wing or faster H3 wing) or Axis hydrofoils will do the job. Both are faster and smoother than the Rocket. Axis is a bit faster than standard H5 wing and all three are strong aluminum foils.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby BWD » Mon May 07, 2018 3:53 pm

If you want a bargain that will go faster and hold up, zeeko aluminum will do 30 knots with the smaller/standard wing, 25 knots with the larger carver wing. carver is g10, standard wing is molded fiberlglass/resin, very tough. There are a few floating around the used markets online, and new ones are around $1000. Zeeko's Al bullet model claims 33 knots top end if you can handle that.
The zeeko al foil, with any of their wings, has a very fun, responsive feel and weighs a lot less than for example, the slingshot foils. Slingshot is modular with lots of options and a decent used/discount availability, and rides smooth, but the feel is heavy, especially when you carry it out of the water. 4.5-5kg, versus typically 2.5-3.2kg for carbon foils or 3.8kg for zeeko aluminum.
I have enjoyed my zeeko a lot but may switch to something else with even larger wing and shorter mast, because my area is shallow and 25 is more than fast enough for me. Had a great session with it the other day, though, so not quite sure if I will keep it through summer or not....


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