first time posting on the forum (after much reading/learning: thanks for all the info/suggestions you share!).
I wish to learn Hydrofoil, but am an absolute beginner: I can waterstart a twin tip, but never really progressed beyond that (had to learn with a 130cm board, 10knots maximum wind, with me weighing 107kg... I consider having made a few meters "kiting" a huge success already! )
As of now, unfortunately, I don't find twintips interesting at all: I do long after trying the hydrofoil.
My head is fixed on that, and my objective is very simple. Just gliding back and forth, relaxedly.
This is what I ask this sport: being on the water, with a empty head and the feeling of relative freedom.
But: I am stuck at a critical point.
What would be a "nice, beginner's hydrofoil", given my limited experience, and my weight?
Money, obviously, is to some extent an object.
My investigations dug up the following:
- a ex-demo North speedster, with its pro board, for slightly more than 1.000€ (the one with the front wing having almost vertical "side" winglets)
- a new Moses Fluente 91cm with 633 wing for a yet to be defined price (then I'd need a board, too, and probably the Easy 41cm mast to learn; love the look, and the powerful lifting wing for light wind and my heavy weight, but a bit scared of the razor edges; price is easily over 2.000€).
- last year's Hover Glides are available on second hand market, complete with board, for 900€ or so, with 3 masts
- RRD foil+board and 3 masts sits around 900€ used too
My current kite is a 14m DNA, but smaller ones are relatively cheap should I need a 8 or 10.
I know it may sound crazy to begin like this, but... I'm rather obstinate, and also, am very tired of losing so much thought after this purchase and activity, without practicing it.
I wish to try, so either I end up loving hydrofoiling (as I feel), or... will just sell everything – hopefully with not too many bruises collected in the meantime! – and get this out of my head once and for all...
Thanks a lot!
no experience with unidirectional boards yet, but I can go back and forth on a windsurf (!), and I love SUPs.
first things I ordered: Helmet and impact vest