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Importance of the stabilazer?

Postby sweisburd » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:51 am

Hello to everyone!
I´m learningo to kitefoiling, I find it a bit difficult.
I have a 2019 Naish Thrust foil with Surf M Frontwing and a KS Stabilazer, and I weight 90kg (about 200 lbs)
I´m starting to believe that my foil is not well balanced, and I need a bigger stabilazer. Is it correct? How do I recognise if the stab is not big enought?
Thank you to all in advance!
Santiago

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Re: Importance of the stabilazer?

Postby Greenturtle » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:14 am

I think your setup is fine. Learning to foil does take time. That stabilizer is small for the wing. but should still work. Probably the pitch response is quicker as a result and this may make it harder to learn but, that said, a few people ride with no stabilizer at all for max maneuverability. Problem is , for you to find the 2019/‘18 surf stabilizer. Not many left. That naish stabilizer is adjustable so you could tilt the trailing edge of it down a bit and see if that helps. Just keep riding it.

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Re: Importance of the stabilazer?

Postby PrfctChaos » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:24 am

Mate, the best option, without a doubt. Is to ask someone that can foil to have a go or your setup and let you know if it is fine or not. Learning is tough and it is easy to start doubting the equipment, but on the other hand sometime things are really not setup correctly. So If you get someone else to try your setup and they say it works fine, then it removes any doubt about your gear and you can get on with putting some hours on the water.

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Re: Importance of the stabilazer?

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:35 am

What's your precise problem?

The Naish foil I rode of that year was very rear-foot heavy. That's easily solved, and with that particular foil's stabilizer you can adjust the AoA.

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Re: Importance of the stabilazer?

Postby revhed » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:40 am

sweisburd wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:51 am
Hello to everyone!
I´m learningo to kitefoiling, I find it a bit difficult.
I have a 2019 Naish Thrust foil with Surf M Frontwing and a KS Stabilazer, and I weight 90kg (about 200 lbs)
I´m starting to believe that my foil is not well balanced, and I need a bigger stabilazer. Is it correct? How do I recognise if the stab is not big enought?
Thank you to all in advance!
Santiago
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