Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:13 pmWhereas for the typical foils, the big ones are too slow and boring for most it seems...
They work great in light or marginal winds, but not so much in more wind.
One can hotlaunch almost any kite in 2 knots of wind, and fly (but not ride), so this is no restraint IMO.
The question is, do these huge and cambered wings make fun when no waves ?
why did you cut off which meter that is? 95% of the meters here are completely useless. It could be a hurricane outside and most meters will read 10 knotsnorcom wrote: ↑Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:50 pmI measured 4.7mph to 7.7mph when I got to the beach and no, it didn't pickup because I got two tacks in before I crashed back on the beach.
It's quite possible to launch that low, if you have the right kite. Just because you don't have the skills or the gear doesn't mean I'm lying. But you are a hole of an ass for accusing me.
For anyone else who thinks I'm lying, here's the log from the that day, yesterday actually. And the most accurate sensor we have/use for this location. I can even put GPS coordinates.
You can see the time is 14:22 (2:22PM) on the Suunto log, the elevation's always messed up. Because of the wind direction and the location of that sensors, the way the wind is funneled by the roof towards the wind meter makes it over read by 3-4mph. As I mentioned, I measured 4.7 to 7.7 MILES per hour with my handheld meter. But hey, you don't have to believe anything on the internet.
well at least you tried it before posting a bunch of crap with no first hand experience anyway there is a great in between foil for surf and chop it's the 2017 Lift 150 much faster than Takuma when you want it to be but can go really slow for catching and turning on waves. The 150 is fast enough for flat conditions although there are better foils for that . I like my Takuma for clean small slower waves or ocean swell but for Florida fast chop and "so called waves" the Lift 150 can be more fun and agile. also the Lift weight less than half of the Takuma and goes together with just 2 screws which is great.ulx wrote: ↑Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:36 pmIt seems to be very personal. I tried it and didn´t like it at all. I can´t really imagine that it will become widespread for wavefoiling. But what do I know. To me it felt like kiting with a minimal or something similar. Much too much drag. Not as much fun as a short surfboard with a kite.
I do believe that there might be wings in the future which are somewhere between these SUP wings and now standard wings. Ketos has new big wave wings. Not as huge as the Takuma and the likes. Very interesting development.
The Downwind "sucks" in the specs refers to Stand Up Paddling and not kiting. The Go Foil and other Surf foils ride downwind just fine.pcatran wrote: ↑Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:45 pmIve seen the topic before: to use a kite-foil on a SUP..
Now my question is the other way around: what about using a go-foil mounted on a surf/sup with a kite?
Ive seen on the go-foil specs that the downwind sucks.. but does that refers to kite?