Alysum wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:33 am
Has anyone tried the Slingshot boards Alien air vs Drwarfcraft and compared the two ?
I learnt on MHL Lift 2013. Medium-Low aspect wing, 35.5" mast. It wasn't easy beginning but I started foiling on 3'rd session.
Tried the Hoverglide later and didn't like it as it needed more speed to start foiling, would stall at lower speeds and was heavy as brick (as multiple bricks). On the other hand I know many who like and enjoy the Hoverglide, it's just me relatively spoiled by large lowend wing and carbon foil.
Alien Air pros/cons
+ large volume
- too wide (old version of it was almost impossible to carry under an arm)
+ significant nose scoop
- mast/straps spacing is weird - you need to mount the front strap into most forward position and mast into the most backward position to ride reasonably
- weird shape (in my eyes)
+ easier to learn on
+ pretty shape
- insufficient nose scoop (doesn't bounce well off waves/chop )
+ beveled edges on the bottom of the board (but not sure how much it helps, it's not a race board)
+/- lower volume
+ it's a keeper beyond learning phase
I love my 42" Dwarfcraft, it's a sweet board. Got myself a short, 28" mast recently for shallow waters