(...) Need to paint it bright colour, maybe attach something on the nose to sit above the water line (back to the old go joe?) No such problem with the Zeeko wakeskate! All that deck foam gives plenty of float! And well... Can't beat yellow! Rails are easy to grab, and the Spitfire setup makes it q...
I have a Slash 5'4. I actually like the board better as a kite surfboard than as a foilboard. Feels really nice on a wave. My son can even surf on it. So the foil resides on another board. I also have a Double Agent 145 deck that is pretty good as a foiling platform, although it could be a bit stiff...
All the bad experiences come from brands like Cabrinha,
I truly believe in gear that you can maintain with basic supplies from a local shipshandler, and where inevitable wear can be seen and assessed on a regular basis.
Too bad some companies went the opposite path.
...and the loops to adjust the steering lines are particularly good at catching the bar ends... If you want to KISS, why not just put a set of 3 knots on the leader lines instead?
Also, when that QR pin opens up under substantial load, you'd better not have any bit of hand or testicle around.
Done! Good first session on it in pretty choppy conditions. It floats well, it's yellow and visible, and the pad is super comfy, and it's easy to get your feet locked in the right spots. 116x43, so has a little bit of surface area in the touchdowns. Fits in a mall car all mounted, fits the bill! IMG...
Hi Mike, I'd say the XLW wings are also a very good start for what you want to do. I'm also close to 90kg, and not so much into going in straight lines. I'm yet to be convinced of benefits of SUP sized wings for kiting.
From what I understand, wings are interchangeable