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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby aleks » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:56 am

Technically they say sharpen, then square a little bit - don't remember how much, probably 1mm or so, there are posts about it somewhere. Nicolas from Zeeko recommended sharpening - again, you can find it in earlier posts somewhere here. He even had a picture which side of the wing to sharpen. For me neither option had any effect whatsoever though.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:15 am

aleks wrote:Technically they say sharpen, then square a little bit - don't remember how much, probably 1mm or so, there are posts about it somewhere. Nicolas from Zeeko recommended sharpening - again, you can find it in earlier posts somewhere here. He even had a picture which side of the wing to sharpen. For me neither option had any effect whatsoever though.
Nicolas's post.
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2393535&p=941850#p941850

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby nick14 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:30 am

Any more reviews on this? I've read the same ones 10 times.....I need something new to read.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby borist » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:04 am

nick14 wrote:Any more reviews on this? I've read the same ones 10 times.....I need something new to read.
no wind here :( . hoping this weekend i'll get the chance to try it

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby aleks » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:34 pm

I tried original Blue and White Zeeko foil back to back with Spitfire yesterday. B&W is so much more stable and can foil on ridiculously slow speed! However Spitfire is much livelier and pushes you to be more aggressive. I had so much more fun on it! I finally getting used to it and have a lot less wipeouts, especially during transitions. Waiting for 96cm mast to see if it will give me more margin for error.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Horst Sergio » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:13 am

Tried the Spitfire some days ago for 1/2 hour
and also liked it but I think it is really a bit special for waves where you need a reactive foil. I was a bit surprised that roll axis was pretty free, where yaw was still a bit damped but maybe this was the fault of the about 4,5 kg split board used. Pitch was ok and the special "front wing dives first" feeling when being to slow doesn't feel to bad.
I don't think it is something worth to try for beginners as especially maneuvers felt more difficult.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby borist » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:02 am

managed little time on spitfire - only about 6 to 8 short tacks in flat water (bad wind conditions). pretty much along with previous posts - easy to get going, perhaps a touch more speed needed to foil up. feels "softer" under foot than my spotz 2. more back foot bias. very lively but stable. can go fast. did not hear any whistling yet. i will need more lift from kite (or go faster) to jibe than what i'm used to and probably a lazy foot switch will not work (having both feet forward too long). I nose-dived in during my attempts. stall seems to be soft. i would not recommend it for total beginner as it is too reactive to small weight shifts. i think this will be a fun piece of gear once mastered.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby clydesdale » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:36 pm

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:02 pm

Slingshot Dwarf & Spitfire from Zeeko.


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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:39 pm

Great video Ronnie :-)

Just a pity there are no carves or cutbacks, which I assume this board is all about with the rear foot bias, as there are perfect smallish waves for this, and the rider is obviously skilled :thumb:

I like the board, seems like it would work strapless just perfect in waves too :rollgrin:

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