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Re: Foil with big wing

Postby norcom » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:03 pm

Did I hear someone say foil with big wing?!
How about a GoFoil Iwa? :lol:
Iwa + Peak 3 = holy low end batman! :lol:
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Re: Foil with big wing

Postby theblutch » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:42 pm

Yeah, why not norcom, but just with a smaller back wing and a smaller board :-P

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Re: Foil with big wing

Postby Foxi » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:03 pm

theblutch wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Yeah, why not norcom, but just with a smaller back wing and a smaller board :-P
just exchange the wing and the board and it´s there .. 8)

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Re: Foil with big wing

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:05 pm

norcom wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:03 pm
Did I hear someone say foil with big wing?!
How about a GoFoil Iwa? :lol:
Iwa + Peak 3 = holy low end batman! :lol:
That's the area of the 920. I was riding a gutless kite 2m smaller than even the other smallest kite used by a foiler and was powered :lol: light wind foiling with a 7m kite, crazy! Too stable to be fun throwing it around for my taste, although it was bloody good fun just strolling around.

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Re: Foil with big wing

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:30 pm

Yeah, why not but i just hate the glide of the speedfire
The carver has a nice glide for its size, I don’t see why the extra big conventional front wing he showed next to the xxlw spitfire would be much worse...
The 7 knot takeoff speed of the spitfire is what keeps me looking for more conventional foils.
The carver at 710cm^2 takes off at 6 knots, I see that as the benchmark for light wind wings for 70-80kg riders. Seems like it would also help for surf/SUP to get up as soon as possible on small or nonbreaking waves. Dropping into the pocket and coming up in foil in front of the wave I don’t see happening until one is an expert - and riding a wave that breaks in deeper water!

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Re: Foil with big wing

Postby norcom » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:58 pm

I'm using the Iwa with the Dwarfcraft 54" now. Removed the back strap so I could be more forward and not get as much lift. I find the Iwa to be as, if not more, playful than the Takuma v100 clone. The Iwa glides and pumps much better. Love this setup, though I haven't tried it in anything over knee high waves yet. Wish I had got the package with the Kai and smaller rear wing. I've used the Maliko200 to windsurf with and was foling on my third tack. These wings are a blast to ride in smaller waves and lighter wind. If I find a Kai front/rear wings for sale would love to get them. GoFoil isn't offering wings separately, yet.
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Yes !

Postby Jonpnw » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 pm

It is so fun foiling with a big wing , if you are not into racing and going super fast and would rather go slow, controlled and have a surfy type experience try a large surf / SUP wing like the Slingshot H4.
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Re: Yes !

Postby norcom » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:08 pm

Jonpnw wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 pm
It is so fun foiling with a big wing , if you are not into racing and going super fast and would rather go slow, controlled and have a surfy type experience try a large surf / SUP wing like the Slingshot H4.
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
I couldn't agree more! That "surfy" feel is SO AWESOME!

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Re: Yes !

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:00 am

norcom wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Jonpnw wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 pm
It is so fun foiling with a big wing , if you are not into racing and going super fast and would rather go slow, controlled and have a surfy type experience try a large surf / SUP wing like the Slingshot H4.
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
I couldn't agree more! That "surfy" feel is SO AWESOME!
I've not surfed, but have snowboarded. Foiling is kinda like riding through powder...and the bigger the wing, the more gentle the slope :D it's really nice not to feel so dependent on the kite too.


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