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Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

Postby richy-c » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:25 pm

On the hunt for a beginner foil board. I travel in a motorhome so trying to keep amount of gear low. Are the convertible boards a good idea E. G Slingshot converter?

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Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

Postby tmcfarla » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:34 pm

richy-c wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:25 pm
On the hunt for a beginner foil board. I travel in a motorhome so trying to keep amount of gear low. Are the convertible boards a good idea E. G Slingshot converter?
The general consensus is to use two boards. The are a lot of really good low-volume foil boards available, so it barely takes up more space to just have a foil board + surfboard.
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Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

Postby deniska » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:43 pm

Nobile zen is probably the most compact solution you can find.
But not particularly good for foiling or surfing.
As the other guy said 2 boards is the best approach
It’s all about compromises.

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Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:50 pm

Agree, two different boards seem chosen.

Also, I know it can be difficult, but do a search on the forum as it has been discussed recently.

Remember this is the general forum only, and there is a hydrofoil forum here:

viewforum.php?f=196

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Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:11 pm

I've been really happy with my F-One Mitu Convertible. It's great for traveling, taking 3 boards is simply not an option but two boards, two kites, and the foil and I'm totally covered for any conditions. My version uses the KF-Box to attach the foil, but I think the new ones use the more common 4-bolt plate.

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Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

Postby jumptheshark » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:41 pm

With a light enough board, I totally agree that it would be a decent option for air travel. But that is as far as it goes.

From what I've read here and certainly my own experience, a lot of people find once foiling well, it makes up the majority of their kiting. For most thats just determined by local conditions. For anyone who finds they are on their foil as much as they are their surfboard, it's a no brainer for me to recommend they drop all that swing weight and enjoy two separate boards.

I actually think a TT is better suited to be a 2 in 1 than a surfboard. I learned to foil on a surfboard. It worked great, but now that I don't need all that size, I'd never go back. If I were looking at significant air travel for kiting, I would source a stiff twin tip to drill and fashion a carbon plate. Rather pick up a surfboard in country than fly with one anyway.

But generally, If your not flying, no way would I recommend a 2 in 1.

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Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

Postby caduo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:04 am

if you do not need a twin tip,as i understand,a convertible board as the slingshot will do the work just fine,
i am using the cabrinha x breed,quite similar to the slingshot and i am quite happy in foiling and surfing,you also avoid the extra cost of an extra surfboard.


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