grigorib wrote: ↑
Sat May 21, 2022 5:09 pm
Does anyone feel a slight burn that for <1200 cm² kitefoil wings you need to use a heavy brick of surf fuselage?
I have the 703 and the 753 kraken fuses, 703 feels fine to handle, and once in the water no difference to report
the 753 is heavier, more weight that i can feel when pulling from the car and screwing it on the mast, no difference once in the water but i can definitely feel the difference when boosting, to the point of thinking i need to tighten my footstraps a little, but the longer fuse pays back by being nicer to land on, smoother entry back in with reduced tendency to dive, very nice in fact, but yes it is maybe a bit over engineered for kite foil fuse,
I did carry a buddies foil board back up the beach the other day with all the lighter series one carbon bits on it, but due to the weight of the board it was horrible to carry, and made me think how bad it would feel if kitted out with the full kraken kit,
my own board is only a 110cm 2022 groove skate which weighs very little with wet straps.
I can still pick the full set up (board-103k mast-633 wing set-753 fuse-wet footstraps) with with finger and thumb under the balance point on the mast to raise it onto my shoulder with ease, all whilst holding the kite and bar in my left hand, or flying the kite with my left hand.
small price to pay for the superior ride from not having a flexible mast to fuse connection