Does anyone else think carbon can be as easy to start on? If so I found a used Moses silente with the 560 wing at a reasonable pricedownunder wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:55 amForget about the short mast.
Took me 5 seshs to crack it on long, carbon fiber race foil. With the biggest kite, and fractured ankle, talar dome.
I would never ever buy alu with the carbon foils dropping prices all the time. You have deep water there, no worries about damaging a foil.
The leverage of alu foil can be huge, even carbon almost twisted my injured ankle to a point of no return. But, managed to escape from worst.
Carbon all the way. For one living on Como lake, I would not expect anything less
I would forget about a short mast ... if you're using carbon. But if you're using a SS Hoverglide, I would definitely start with a shorter mast, as it's a very inexpensive accessory.
LOLdownunder wrote: Carbon all the way. For one living on Como lake, I would not expect anything less
the idea is to get lifts in dervio! Even with twin tip I usually use the service in case wind dies or I have any sort of trouble.Foil wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:07 pmI know the sailing spots on Lake Como and this will have a bearing on your equipment choice.
which beach are you thinking of learning from, Colico is my favourite spot, with the dedicated kitesurfing beach next to the massive windsurfing beach.
and there lies a problem with gear choice as you need to get out well clear of the windsurfing area before you try to get up foiling,
low volume board and heavy kite will only get you in bad trouble with angry windsurfers and their kids paddling in the shallows.
even the beach at Gera Lario is not that great for learning as you will be finding the beach opposite the launching when you drop your kite.
have you used foil kites before?
maybe its worth talking to the main flysurfer soul foil guy who sails/sells and teaches, or at least offers free demo's on any size of Soul,
from Gera lario beach itself, he foils as well so knows his stuff,
I have a photo of him which I will find and post up for you.
Also the main man who owns and runs the little shop on the beach area at Collico (next to the Ice cream shop) is a Moses rep and happens to use foil kites himself, flysurfer souls,
this may be a location where you get a lift in a school boat who will dump you out up wind where you can practice your heart out before you hit the lee shore, that,s how I learnt my Ttip riding near 20 years ago, getting a lift in one of the school boats from the sailing centre at Gera Lario.
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