Finally I got some riding with the Zeeko Spitfire XLW (on a 108 cm pocket board), my first impressions:
As expected, having ridden the std Spitfire some years ago, one has to get used to it.
Meaning, easy to ride straight away, BUT, you have to use maybe 5 sessions to get you muscle memory dialed in to a canard - in regards of turning well, and also low end (as low end is highly dependant on how clean you ride any foil)
On my 4th day, yesterday, a few waves and sets came along all the way from Sweden, wind 45 degree onshore (perfect foil wave direction IMO), almost 14 knots of wind and out with a 7 m2 kite.
It is REALLY stable at higher speed, quite impressive and no issues. At low speed pitch stable too with these wings, easy.
Starts as early as a medium-big "normal" wavehydrofoil.
It runs over whitewater where I sometimes breach the front wing, and it usually just recovers again, quite extraordinary for a foil.
Because of the bigger wings, it is not fully as lively as the std wingset which was VERY agile, or a non-canard with a really small rear stab.
The thing it is all about though, REAR FOOT BIAS, is key, and when making a cutback you get this lovely feel many of us knows from windsurfing, it just feels GOOD when you press against the wave or in a turn - I really like it
Nice good sets rolling in outside, yeeees
Inside having fun, playing in the smaller waves
Actually in a cutback I managed to make a bit of spray, dont know how as it should not be possible?
And what it is all about, THIS feel - yihaaa
Great day, sunny and fun