I am not in the spitfire club but maybe I can be an associate. I DIY'ed wings from g10, halfway between spitfire and XLW. (Sorry nicholas....but imitation is flattery
It's unlikely ill get another go any time soon. There's none at my local.juandesooka wrote: ↑Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:26 amI am not in the spitfire club but maybe I can be an associate. I DIY'ed wings from g10, halfway between spitfire and XLW. (Sorry nicholas....but imitation is flattery
the balance on my setup isn't right, very pitch sensitive. Next summer I will experiment with aoa to see if the ride will stabilize.
Anyways....the turning off the back foot is pretty amazing. Feels like a hard carve on a surfboard. But not slow speed, at least not sup foil slow. Plummet: give it another go if you get a chance, at least til you feel the back foot push through a tight turn. Fun times.
For some experimenting, you could try reversing any set of wings ... just will take a bunch of trial and error to get the lift and balance right. I am going to try with canard experimenting on the sup foil over next year -- I still have not yer heard an answer to my question on why no one is doing this for surf/sup foil, whether it's lack of knowledge, or not into experimenting, or that it doesn't work properly. Seems like the benefits of a canard for kitefoil apply even more for a surf foil. There you go Nicholas, maybe another niche to pursue.
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