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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Zeeko » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:06 am

Dear All,

about the xxlw wings, we still have a few of them in stock, please contact us: account@zeeko-kites.com

About the conventional wings, to be honest, IT IS VERY BORING to ride with it (for kitefoiling and also for windfoiling).

About shallow water, you will not start easier than a carver, the main way to start in shallow water is to have the right technique, and a big wing wing will be worse as usually the span of the big wings is higher than the carver one.
For that ride I should suggest to use a shorter mast, which will help you more.

Finally for big wings, we are still working on it as this is a big challenge to make them fun to ride. Stay tune, we will introduce them but the Delivery date is not sure yet.

At this time I definitely prefer to kitefoil a 70cm mast length with a spitifre foil equipped with XXLW wings, the take off is done at super low speed, and the carving and fun potential definitely way higher.

ride easy
Nicolas

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:41 pm

Thanks for addressing the question about big conventional wings.
Allow me to ask, if competitors’ big wings (Moses 633, ketos rumored wave xxl, etc.) are quick, fun and sporty in spite of being big and stable, why is your prototype conventional 1500cm^2 wing boring?
Have you tried the competors’ wings and found them also boring?
Could it be the inertia? It might be worth trying a lighter cored carbon version.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Zeeko » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:07 pm

yes tried some competitors big wings (not all of the market) and found it also boring.
But I'm working on it, stay tuned!!!!
Nicolas

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Rojbrown » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:50 am

It sounds like the XXLW wings would allow progression from learning to foil to smaller more agile wings. Thoughts?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:56 am

The XXLW wings aren't good for jumping though correct? I have a new spitfire with both the normal and XLW wings waiting for me once I get off my deployment. Hopeing the XLW wings are similar to SS hoverglide to get up on foil as quickly.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby max » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:28 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:56 am
The XXLW wings aren't good for jumping though correct? I have a new spitfire with both the normal and XLW wings waiting for me once I get off my deployment. Hopeing the XLW wings are similar to SS hoverglide to get up on foil as quickly.

=Jason-
The XLW wings get going early and are nice to jump :)

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby BWD » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:25 pm

Really I think something like a circa 1200cm “Carver XL” would make me quite happy, and hopefully still go well over 20 knots. Even better if a bit lighter than the solid g10 wings...
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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby juandesooka » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:57 pm

BWD wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Really I think something like a circa 1200cm “Carver XL” would make me quite happy, and hopefully still go well over 20 knots. Even better if a bit lighter than the solid g10 wings...
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Sheet of G 10, a few hours sanding, and a few drilled holes, you have your diy version, with naming rights for your new model. :-)

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby BWD » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:51 pm

It might happen...

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby juandesooka » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:42 am

BWD wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:51 pm
It might happen...
I've made a couple sets....a stingy copy and a spitfire homage halfway between standard and xlw (I like to think I was the inspiration for xlw as I'd heard the speed issues and thought a bigger wing would be better ;-)

my plan is to make a sup foil set in canard format next. I was thinking 60 cm × 20 - 25 cm. ....roughly 1200 to 1300 cm2


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