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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby palmbeacher » Tue May 19, 2020 11:40 am

Anyone has experience with the Newind 95x42cm? They look great in carbon.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Frankieboy » Wed May 20, 2020 7:25 am

Just received my Kanaha Shapes 37" after 2 month being stucked in covid-transit...

Great looking board, nicelly finished, looks strong and still light at 1,8 or 1,9kg
It is 94cm x43cm x 1,5 or max 2cm thick
Great pad even if I prefer the one from Groove (thinner)

The great thing about those boards is that the foil turns much quicker, being great for freestyle and waves.

By the way it is not difficult riding such a small board (I rode a 120x45 at >100kg) even in lighter wind.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri May 29, 2020 5:27 pm

This is coming my way from Groove. Full carbon build, weight 2.4 kg. Can't wait!
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby windmaker » Fri May 29, 2020 5:43 pm

Ugly.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri May 29, 2020 8:18 pm

windmaker wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Ugly.
I've always have been function over form and to me it is beauty. White keeps the internal temps down out in the sunlight.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Pierrot » Sat May 30, 2020 3:30 am

Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:27 pm
This is coming my way from Groove. Full carbon build, weight 2.4 kg. Can't wait!

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Truly beautiful!!!
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby mr_daruman » Sat May 30, 2020 6:16 am

My fav.
Pro Macho 33'' 1/2" thick, about 1kg/2 pounds? with spitfire duck foil. Insane maneuverability. :wink: This combi gives me the closest surfboard carving feel.
60cm mast, quite shallow waters where I ride.
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat May 30, 2020 3:43 pm

palmbeacher wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Thank you all, those are some great suggestions. I am looking to custom order a CrazyFly board.
I have 2 of their Boards and really like them. I have also called the company several times to get their advice and they have been very helpful on the phone and I’ve learned a lot about their products, so don’t hesitate to call them.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby kazi » Sun May 31, 2020 1:51 am

mr_daruman wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 6:16 am
My fav.
Pro Macho 33'' 1/2" thick, about 1kg/2 pounds? with spitfire duck foil. Insane maneuverability. :wink: This combi gives me the closest surfboard carving feel.
60cm mast, quite shallow waters where I ride.
What is the spitfire duckfoil? The only thing I can make out from the picture is the rear wing isn't the standard square spitfire wing. Is that the difference?

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby mr_daruman » Sun May 31, 2020 9:18 am

kazi wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 1:51 am
mr_daruman wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 6:16 am
My fav.
Pro Macho 33'' 1/2" thick, about 1kg/2 pounds? with spitfire duck foil. Insane maneuverability. :wink: This combi gives me the closest surfboard carving feel.
60cm mast, quite shallow waters where I ride.
What is the spitfire duckfoil? The only thing I can make out from the picture is the rear wing isn't the standard square spitfire wing. Is that the difference?
Sorry I didn't mention the maker, its Zeeko. The foil name is Spitfire. The foil is designed to be highly maneuverable with a surfy carve feel to them. When your riding Its backfoot centric, more similar to a surfboard. Being a duck foil (both wings front and back have lift, bigger wing is in the back) you can get away having a smaller foil with still really good low speed float.
Distributing the lift to 2 wings like this will always give carving advantage to this design since it can be made a lot smaller, and your back-foot controls the board.
I have zero interest in racing/high speed riding. More into quick turn and carves, low speed maneuverability, and surfing. Like riding glassy waves every session, so much fun!
Like riding a cessna compared to a jumbo jet.
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