I just got a Green&White Zeeko hydrofoil combo with the Air Wave 5'2 board, as an upgrade to my Cab Double Agent combo.
Waiting for the tide at my present spot to be high enough, I've only been able to try the board without the hydrofoil. I am stoked how good it is as a wave board. Fast and agile, I was instantly at home with it. It's as good as the best of the other dozen or more wave boards I've ridden. I've got so much fun with it, I'm not so much in a hurry to fit the gear it was designed for...
I'll however soon have to stop fooling around with the naked board and go into higher gear and fit the hydrofoil. Since I've got both the Freeride and the Carver wings, I am hesitating which one to start with for a smooth transition from my Double Agent. I am tempted to fit the Carver wing, because the take-off speed is given as 2 knots slower than the with the Freeride (5 vs 7), and I should be therefore less intimidated by the speed gain compared to the ultra slow Double Agent. I've been told however that the Carver wing is less stable in yaw than the Freeride (which has anhedral), and I could actually find it more difficult to get used to. As long as the Carver equipped Zeeko isn't considerably less yaw stable than the Double Agent, I'd be less anxious than having to learn how to control the considerably increased speed with the Freeride. I've got only the 2.5 cm fin with me, BTW.
The other question regards the position of the footstraps. I assume the middle position is the safest bet for starting with the Freeride, but is it also the case for the Carver wing?
Anyone with experience with both the Zeeko Green&White (or Blue&White) and the Cabrinha Double Agent? I'd be grateful for feedback.
Oh! One more thing:
Happy New Year, btw.