Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Blackrat wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:21 pm
A kitefoil isn't going to work in the sup , the front blade isn't big enough
Sure about that ?
Average sizing maybe (whatever that is ha haa) too small yes.
But some standard kitefoil wings are almost 900 cm2, THAT is big
It is not just the general size that makes a good SUP Foil. If you look at the go foil kai, it has a profile thickness of around 36mm on the front wing. The profile is also hyper stable compared to a Large Kitefoil wing profile. It tops out at around 14 knots, which is what you want. I have been messing around sup foiling for some time with large kitefoil and windfoil wings for some time now, and that was pretty horrible and dangerous too.
Also the mast length is key. 60cm is the magic length. If you try your 90cm mast, your will have a very hard time.
What also makes a good SUP Foil is not having sharp edges. The Go Foil, Naish Malolo and Takuma are safe as they have really round noses on all profiles. A windfoil/Kitefoil will injure you quite badly. Some guy went out on the F-One Wind/SUP Foil here the other day and ended in the hospital looking like the Joker. It has a sharp nose protruding past the front wing and was nice shap winglets on the back wing. To be fair, the guy ignored the advice of maybe learning to foil behind a boat first.
Basically what I am saying is, if you are going to go SUP Foiling, you should have a proper SUP Foil that is safe. And also maybe take that setup out on a kite first so you can figure out where the balance points are before you head into waves.