Thanks to Master Phil's video:
we all know that it is possible to go without stabi, but what are the needs for an easy to ride monofoil and what can we expect from it?
I can't already answer all questions, but trying to share what I know.
About one thing I am already pretty sure, monofoil is not just something to try 5 minutes and done, but can be a very funny own riding style that earns its own topic and discussion about foil setup. Maybe more than all that twin(tip)foils, already been discussed and constructed.
Therefore today I finished my "zero fuselage" upgrade for my LEVITAZ Element foil. Till now I tried a LEVITAZ Aspect, a ZEEKO Makaira Freeride and an AIRUSH ALU Foil going stabless and the Element was far the easiest wing to go. So I think low chamber and low aspect might be good for monofoils.
So this is my new baby
To make sure the monofoil does not feel to much solo, I put an other new toy beside, hope it will help me to bridge the time when I am not in the water
For the first try,
for sure there is no need to cut the fuselage, just dismount the stabi as Phil.
But make sure you are prepared with the same conditions as a foil beginner should be:
Perfect spot conditions with about 12-16 knt of wind, very small waves, well powered kite, and a big board with a long nose and front and back straps.
And the same is for beginning: First don't try to start flying but just riding on the board and just if everything is perfect carefully try to lift. In the first times, as a beginner, you will meet the kangaroo, so if it starts to get out of control try to come back to surface to save time for riding not for falling.
As a beginner you will first find the upwind leg easier but, after short you might also be able to go down wind, and much faster than in your foil history, you might do nearly everything you have been able with stabi till then.
And tell me if you find a foil that works even better than the Element.