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lupociotto
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New Wing from Levitaz: Cruizer

Postby lupociotto » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:45 am

hello,

Levitaz has a new front wing out now (will be on the homepage within the next days, they say).

Me and some friends were foiling a prototype already months ago, and I have my serial wing since about two weeks:
We all found the "cruizer" extremely fun and good for learning manoeuveres and extreme light wind riding.
It will be also a good wing for SUP foiling for sure.

It is a beginners / intermediate wing, really huge at 1.000 cm2.
Outline / profile is similar to the "element" wing.
It fits to the other levitaz parts and is made of 100 % carbon like the other wings.
Finish is - like usual - absolutely perfect.
Due to the size it can be foiled at ridiculously low speed, about good walking speed and it feels very stable at all speeds.
What was unexpected for me: The top speed of the wing is not slow at all !
For the size it is actually pretty fast (please don't ask for numbers...) and, best thing, it never does what other beginner wings often do:
No vibrations, no feeling of stucking at a certain speed level. IMHO this is caused by pure perfect hydrodynamics and finish.....

After two years of strapped riding an not beeing ambitious to jibe and tack in "flying" mode (I rode a Levitaz Aspect = race wing and weight nearly 100 kgs...)
I changed my my ridiing style to strapless and sort of freestyle carving (having boardriding maui videos in mind....)..I found the perfect wing for this with the cruizer.
At the moment I absolutely love it.....an ride kites in sizes smaller than ever.......
As far as I know pricing will be equal with the "element" (smaller freeride wing).


Regards Wolfgang

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Re: New Wing from Levitaz: Cruizer

Postby pndLA » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:29 pm

the homepage has been updated and the new wings & stuff is online...
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Re: New Wing from Levitaz: Cruizer

Postby flaps1111 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:53 am

Can this new wing stick to the following description?

Peter_Frank wrote: " I think I know what many would like:

The option to choose an extra really big and easy wing (area/lift) that can be used for learning and going easy, or waveriding hanging onto the wave at really low speed, or for learning jibes and tacks "easier" as you have more margin for error when it does not stall and fall down as easy, and finally they can be used for marginal winds too, riding in the utmost lowest possible winds and even carve without going down, much better :thumb:



And last but not least, it is a must for heavier riders :thumb:

Some offer these bigger wings, others dont ".

I am particularly interested in the low-end capabilities
and stability to learn foiling jibes.

Can anybody from Levitaz telling us about take off speed and maximum speed?

lupociotto
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Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:24 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: cattle creek
neusiedl am see
dickaubucht
lipno
Favorite Beaches: cattle creek
thick floodplain bay
playa di famara
tramatza
spiagga lunga
gwithian
marizon
Style: foil + wave old man style
Gear: levitaz element + aspect + cruizer
DIY foil
naish skater + naish fish - some DIY directionals
flysurfer boost 15 - 11
RRD religion 9 + 7
north neo 5
Brand Affiliation: not professional
Location: Austria

Re: New Wing from Levitaz: Cruizer

Postby lupociotto » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:07 pm

hello flaps,

I'm not from levitaz, but everything you write I can answer with YES.
I weight about 98 kgs actually and I use the wing for exactly what you describe.
(Owning also an aspect and an element wing, I know about the difference).

Only thing I don't have numbers for the speed - my estimation is starting to fly at good walking speed 6...kmh, top speed 40+ kmh maybe more.


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