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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:04 am

The next question is using the Spitfire as a windfoil.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby airsurfer » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:29 am

I definitely think a canard design will make it to windfoil and sup foil. It offers a much more balanced ride that is more natural for windsurfing and sup hydrofoiling and big boards. It will also allow for smaller lighter and more efficient wings which I think are one of the best feature of the Zeeko Spitfire.
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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby nick14 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:11 am

Anyone know if the spitfire will work on the nobile infinity split board using the straps?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby LONG » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:15 am

It seems that the board touches the water very often, and when foiling is very low.
Is the normal mast too short in waves...?
Have you tried a more forward trim of the mast using the Dwarf rails?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby airsurfer » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:00 am

LONG wrote:It seems that the board touches the water very often, and when foiling is very low.
Is the normal mast too short in waves...?
Have you tried a more forward trim of the mast using the Dwarf rails?
Hmmm last I checked the rider controls the ride height regardless of mast length 93cm mast isnt too short it's pretty close to standard. Also the fact the the foil doesnt explode when you breach the front wing gives you a much bigger margin for riding high when needed. I'm riding the Spitfire all the way forward on the dwarfcraft which is a couple of cm further back than Zeeko recommends and it has plenty of lift and margin . It does require more back foot pressure in the turns but that's by design

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:15 am

airsurfer wrote:I definitely think a canard design will make it to windfoil and sup foil. It offers a much more balanced ride that is more natural for windsurfing and sup hydrofoiling and big boards. It will also allow for smaller lighter and more efficient wings which I think are one of the best feature of the Zeeko Spitfire.
Nicolas has said that he is working on introducing a larger version of the Spitfire soon - for kitefoiling.

I agree that the characteristics of the canard seem a good fit for windfoiling.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby aleks » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:30 pm

airsurfer wrote:
LONG wrote:It seems that the board touches the water very often, and when foiling is very low.
Is the normal mast too short in waves...?
Have you tried a more forward trim of the mast using the Dwarf rails?
Hmmm last I checked the rider controls the ride height regardless of mast length 93cm mast isnt too short it's pretty close to standard. Also the fact the the foil doesnt explode when you breach the front wing gives you a much bigger margin for riding high when needed. I'm riding the Spitfire all the way forward on the dwarfcraft which is a couple of cm further back than Zeeko recommends and it has plenty of lift and margin . It does require more back foot pressure in the turns but that's by design
Actually standard Spitfire mast is 87cm (if measured as mast only). I find it a bit too short, so I ordered a 96cm mast.

I also noticed frequent touch-ups even in my own riding. I attribute it to spitfire's over sensitivity to front foot pressure. Slightest front foot push sends the foil straight down. I think I need to learn to control the height with back foot only instead.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:27 pm

Huh ?

Whats the difference ?

Whether you control pitch with your front foot or rear foot, should give the same, right ?
As you are evenly balanced :D

Or ?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:49 pm

Zeeko day.


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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby airsurfer » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:53 am

My Zeeko mast is 93cm even. Eats up head high waves and chop like no other foil I've tried. I think your mast position might be off if you touch down with any front foot pressure. I frequently ride both feet together as I'm dialing in my foot switch jibes on this foil


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