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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby borist » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:28 am

....to add to foot switch advice:
Back foot push-down just as switch is initiated works well for me when switching heel to toe, however I can't do it (yet) when switching toe to heel. In this case a extra lift from the kite makes up for it.
So if having problem with nose diving during the foot switch, pay close attention to your kite flying during the maneuver. You still should to be quick but extra lift from the kite makes it less critical.
Gunnar has a great video on the topic here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPH31Z2uqvs

Using XLW wings vs standard size helps as well.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:57 am

Who’s got tips on pumping the XXLW Spitfire?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Zeeko » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:33 am

3InletsWindsports wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:57 am
Who’s got tips on pumping the XXLW Spitfire?
you should pump like another big wing foil, and moove forward your back foot.

Here are 2 videos.

The first video show you our new board kitefoil and surfoil dedicated (available Early January '19)



Below is a video giving you some tips for the take off with a surfoil




ride easy
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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:54 pm

My initial try’s of pumping. With 90cm mast and kite.
Seems to indicate that pumping with front foot bias is like stomping on concrete while the best drive forward was achieved using even foot pressure.
But even that was a push down with lots of resistance then a surge forward.
Done with kite drifting backwards and zero line tension so not time to keep pumping.

Is there something I’m missing? This pumping thing is a whole new thing for me and my only experience is the Spitfire. I have at this point no geriatric foil to compare

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Adventure Logs » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:08 am

Will the XXLW wings fit the kite foil? or would I need to get a new fuselage?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:38 am

The fuselage is same but bolts are different and for kitefoil you need to use the Windfoil mast not the normal Spitfire mast and are then banned from jumping


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