Joining the foiling generation?

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Joining the foiling generation?

Post by Myron » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 pm

Picked up the new foil today. πŸ˜πŸŽ‰
Surfboard conversion is in progress.πŸ‘πŸ€ž

The weapon of choice is the Zeeko Spitfire with the XLW (Xtra Light Winds) wings on a 70cm mast.
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The highlights...
Nope, it's not assembled backwards. 🀣 It is a canard. The big wing is under your back foot. 🀯
Both wings provide lift. 🀯
It is back foot bias and supposed to feel like carving a surfboard. πŸ€―πŸ˜πŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ€™
When the front wing breaches it does not result in a yard sale because the wing with most of the lift (the back wing) is still in the water.🀯
It will not try to run you down if you find yourself in front of it. 🀯
https://issuu.com/zeeko-kites.com/docs/spitfireuk



The wings also have a special skin treatment that further enhances security when the wingtips breach. The AVS: Anti-Ventilation Skin keeps the water attached.


Carving in the foam without AVS…


The ultimate carving machine!
Let the carnage begin!πŸ˜¬πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚
"the best ride... was my last ride." πŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ€™

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Re: Joining the foiling generation?

Post by Myron » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:59 am

The rider in the videos is the designer. He's super good. πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ Makes it look too easy. πŸ€™

I was concerned that this very agile board could hinder progress but it does have other features that might make up for this too??πŸ‘ Users that I communicated with told me not to over think it and assured me that it is a good first foil. πŸ‘

The 70cm mast should be a good length to learn on. πŸ‘Better for slightly shallower water entry too.πŸ‘ 70cm happens to be an optimum length for those wings.πŸ‘
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Re: Joining the foiling generation?

Post by mcdunc » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:11 am

Good luck with your new ride Myron. I know you'll enjoy it :smile:

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Post by r.loeppky » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:40 am

Sweet!!!
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Re: Joining the foiling generation?

Post by Myron » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:42 pm

How you imagine your first day of foiling will look like πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ


The reality 😬😱🀬😜🀣🀣


Seriously though, it was good first day.πŸ‘πŸ€™πŸ˜
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Re: Joining the foiling generation?

Post by mcdunc » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:15 am

Congratulations! :smile:

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Re: Joining the foiling generation?

Post by Myron » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:49 pm

More progress, with longer flights and flying over the swell under control with fewer crashes. Fun times!!

Going to move the back strap forward. Easier.
"the best ride... was my last ride." πŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ€™

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Re: Joining the foiling generation?

Post by Myron » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:25 pm

I had a 10 day break between foil practice days. 3rd day out with 2 more sessions the other day to get me back to where I left off.
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Re: Joining the foiling generation?

Post by Myron » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:28 pm

Day 4 and 2 more sessions. Today I was 69% depowered on the 6m and foil. Waves were getting big and this was the most wind (a bit gusty too) and biggest waves yet on the foil. I'm doing pretty damn good!

I am glad that I did not bring my surfboard out with me today. I would have not tried to foil in these conditions and instead gone with the "safe" ride that I am used to.

It was way easier to try foiling in these conditions than I had imagined.

Stoked! πŸ˜ŽπŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ€™
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