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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby foilfun » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:22 am

I really enjoy my small wing Glide. I put a tandem foiling video together from GoPro and drone footage. The drone guy was kind enough to give me his raw footage. He's an awesome flyer. The foiling is from the end of November. I finally took time to edit it this weekend.
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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby Slappysan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:30 pm

New video on the Glide from MacKite

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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby thewindego » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:51 pm

Holy skills foilfun! Amazing.

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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby foilfun » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:13 am

Thanks!

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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby Horst Sergio » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Very nice foilfun :thumb:

May I ask you what your weight is both together? :D

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Postby foilfun » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:29 pm

Thanks! With wet gear we weighed 306 lbs. Probably more now after winter. 😁

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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby HardyB » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:30 pm

thewindego wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Holy skills foilfun! Amazing.
+1

I’m really excited by all the positive feedback on this foil, but I have one reservation about starting on it. I’ve read that surf foils can be too lifty and difficult for beginners. Just wondering if folks think this would be good for a total beginner. I’m also considering the SS fkite because the multi-mast system might make learning easier, but I’m not thrilled with the weight and the NP seems to offer better value. So, is it good for a beginner?

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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby jespin4845 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:46 pm

It’s good for beginners, you can shim it to lift less if that’s your concern, but I would start at neutral anyways
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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby foilfun » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:48 pm

Yup. Just move the foil back on the board or move the straps foward in the beginning. It comes with a 25" mast (actually longer than the 60cm they claim). It's a good size for a lot of applications. They sell longer masts too. If you struggle a lot or ride in shallow water, the mast can be cut--it's aluminum. I use a cut 20" and a factory 70cm (27.5"). Very friendly foil. I own several other foils, but this is the one I have beginners ride.
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Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Postby Slappysan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:01 pm

Surf foils are great for beginners because they don't go too fast so the wipe outs don't hurt as much.
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