Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Spotz2 foil for beginner?

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 507
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:28 pm
Kiting since: 2014
Local Beach: Cherry Beach, Toronto
Gear: Flysurfer
Moses Hydrofoil
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 16 times

Re: Spotz2 foil for beginner?

Postby cwood » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Totally doable, but I'd really go over a Spotz2 with a fine tooth comb looking for any cracks or defects in the materials. I have never known someone who owned one who didn't experience some kind of critical structural shenanigans with enough use, and almost all the fast ones ended up fused into one-piece to address some early manufacturing defects. That said, they're really fun foils!!!
Same experience here. The adjustable fuse is the weak point. Not an "easy" rig but anything can be learned.

User avatar
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2137
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:36 pm
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Virginia Beach
Style: Race
Gear: Delta Hydrofoil
R1V2 11m,15m, 18m
Sonic Race VMG 15m, Sonic2 9m
OR Mako 130x35
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: Spotz2 foil for beginner?

Postby davesails7 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:49 pm

If you dont want to race or at least go fast, then definitely no.

I learned on an earlier race foil. When I moved to spotz2, it was easier to ride than the original race foil I had, but newer race foils way easier still.

As an example, I was trying to learn foiling jibes on spotz 2 for over a a year and had lots of scary crashes with foil tomohawking through the air. First session on my new Delta, and I was landing 90% of jibes no problem. The new foil was so much more pitch and roll stable it was like night and day.

That board is short too. I've never seen such a short board on a race foil.

However, $400 is cheap! So if that's what you can afford, go for it, it is doable, lots have done it. It's just harder.

Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mar menor and 7 guests