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kriskris
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Kitefoil for wave riding?

Postby kriskris » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi everybody. I have a little experience kitefoiling with Zeeko Makaira. It it pretty fast since I currently ride smaller "race" wing. I like speed but i think I would prefer free riding in waves and slower more agile and better carving foil that would allow me to surf without outrunning the kite. Any recommendations? I saw Greg Drexler movies and I think he rides new MHL Lift. Any opinions on that foil for wave riding? BTW I live in florida so I would ride most likely with bigger foil kites. Thanks

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Re: Kitefoil for wave riding?

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:47 pm

kriskris wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Hi everybody. I have a little experience kitefoiling with Zeeko Makaira. It it pretty fast since I currently ride smaller "race" wing. I like speed but i think I would prefer free riding in waves and slower more agile and better carving foil that would allow me to surf without outrunning the kite. Any recommendations? I saw Greg Drexler movies and I think he rides new MHL Lift. Any opinions on that foil for wave riding? BTW I live in florida so I would ride most likely with bigger foil kites. Thanks
It does look you have a fast wing and it might be a racing pleasure to combine it with a good foil kite.
Not sure if a large foil kite would perform as well in waves, actually I doubt so preference and opinions differ.
If I'm not mistaken Greg rides 130 sq.in. Lift wing and occasionally 150

I personally would recommend Moses 633/483 setup. It's is sold as "Onda" set with 61cm mast but I' suggest getting 71cm or 91cm mast for more fun kiting on it. It's an awesome wing to ride, I'd call 10/10, better quality and certainly more setup options comparing to Lift
I rode it with 5m Rally in 16 knots and with 9m Rally in 10 so I don't think you'd need a big kite to ride it

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Re: Kitefoil for wave riding?

Postby liv2surf » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:45 am

I love my LF Impulse wings in the waves. see my comments viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2399986


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