KIT33R wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:11 am
I've been kite foiling for 8 months and can consistently do toeside and heelside turns. Changing feet on the water is still only a 60% success rate. I ride a Shinn P foil which is great for learning. I weigh 63 kgs only and are now looking for my next foil for carving on flat water. I rode a friend's Moses 683(?) which was very stable but I could not turn it. Too big for me I think. Can anyone suggest a good carving foil for a lightweight like me who flies 8m and 5m surf kites? I'm 64 years old and not interested in breaking the sound barrier. Thanks in advance.
I'm 65 kg, 59 yo and have been foiling various foils for 15 months. I currently use a Moses Onda 633 foil on an Axis 125cm minimal volume board and it's by far my favourite. It will stay up on the foil down to walking pace it seems. The kites I use with it are 5m Naish Boxer single strut and 6m & 10m Flysurfer Soul foil kites. If the kite stays in the air I can foil
(Disclosure I sell Moses, Naish, Axis & Flysurfer gear). However I sell other gear as well and find this kit really suits my weight and conditions just 2.5 hrs south of you on Jervis Bay.
I don't have trouble turning the 633 but it was a bit challenging holding it down at high speed in high winds where it was inclined to breach, esp toeside. However I figured that the standard 633 setup was designed for an average weight rider of 75-80kg and being much less weight I needed to modify the foil. I made a small shim for the stabiliser to give give less lift to the front wing and now the foil works just perfect for me. I can foil at high speed on choppy water in control, ditto toeside, and it even seemed to loosen the foil even more turning wise. It's great for carving in waves, as that's what it was designed for, but it's not just the foil you need to consider with regard to turning, the length and weight of the board can make the foil seem loose or stiff carving as well.
If you're ever down this way let me know and you can have a go of my setup.
Have fun, Dave 0411 572 725