Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Equipment questions for foiling by beginner

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders
Foil
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 595
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Newbrighton near Liverpool
Favorite Beaches: Flag beach for the Foil, Rhosneigr for the Foil and twintip.
Style: improving foiler.
Gear: Moses T38 full carbon Ltd edition (number 3)
2019 Groove Skates, naked carbon. 120M + 130L both gold stripes
101cm Moses Carbon mast
71+90cm Slingshot masts with moses adaptor
Moses- 633 wing set
Moses - 683s wing set
Ozone V4 Reo 6/7/8/9
Ozone Alpha V1 10/12
Nobile 50/50 twin tip
North 2018 click bars with Q power lines
massive grin
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 15 times
Been thanked: 37 times

Re: Equipment questions for foiling by beginner

Postby Foil » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:45 pm

Image Image Image
These users thanked the author Foil for the post:
naivhere (Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:05 pm)
Rating: 10%

Foil
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 595
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Newbrighton near Liverpool
Favorite Beaches: Flag beach for the Foil, Rhosneigr for the Foil and twintip.
Style: improving foiler.
Gear: Moses T38 full carbon Ltd edition (number 3)
2019 Groove Skates, naked carbon. 120M + 130L both gold stripes
101cm Moses Carbon mast
71+90cm Slingshot masts with moses adaptor
Moses- 633 wing set
Moses - 683s wing set
Ozone V4 Reo 6/7/8/9
Ozone Alpha V1 10/12
Nobile 50/50 twin tip
North 2018 click bars with Q power lines
massive grin
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 15 times
Been thanked: 37 times

Re: Equipment questions for foiling by beginner

Postby Foil » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:07 pm

As I have sailed for many many miles on Lake Como I can offer a little bit of advice,
As you will know if you are currently using Como for sailing your Ttip, the wind is not constant, often the gusts come out of nowhere and knock you for six, and the next moment your in an area where the wind disappears for a few minutes,
This is where you really need to think about gear choice as with a foil board you will flying off to all corners of the lake, something you can't do on your Trip,
And this may be why so many local foil surfers use Foil kites, as they have a huge range and tend to stay up out of the water, with experience will relanch easily when dropped,
I don't use Foil kites but I certainly would if I lived there,
A short 70cm mast will serve you well for many many months, as the water surface is rarely challenging,
A big wing set and a bit of volume in the board will help as you will find yourself sailing into no wind zones often and then trying to start off in very low wind areas,
It's one of the things you quickly learn on lake Como, even twin tips are better on the large size so you glide better when the wind drops, I have never seen so many flysurfer doors in use by the guys on Como,


Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron