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Re: Inflatable Hydrofoil boards, are we there yet?

Postby gbrungra » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:35 pm

Sounds like people are having better luck with the tuttle boxes on the Manta than with the F-One inflatable boards?

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Re: Inflatable Hydrofoil boards, are we there yet?

Postby Horst Sergio » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:40 pm

Absolutely no problems with the box or the board after about 12 sessions. It now additionally holds my backstrap for jumping :D
I use an wood spacer to fill the rest of the box in top of my chinook tuttle. Yesterday I changed strut to a longer one after having it permanently installed for about 2 month and it is still all fine. Very happy with this investment, doesn't need to much room in the trunk and no need to touch a single screw for building up, just the valve.

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Re: Inflatable Hydrofoil boards, are we there yet?

Postby reyrivera » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:17 pm

I ended up getting a full Manta stock setup with the big wing.
The wing has a lot of lift compared to my F4.
My travel setup for surf/kite/kitesurf/kitefoil will be the inflatable board and the F4 wing.

Observations:

1) My F4 with straight deep tuttle is compatible with the board.
2) Manta's big wing has a lot of lift. As a beginner surf foiler, I find it difficult to control with a shortboard. My smaller F4 wing is easier to handle with the inflatable board.
3) The inflatable board can be used as a standard shortboard. I use one of my old raceboard tuttle fin, one stock length and one cut to a smaller surfboard style fin. The difficult part with the inflatable when used solely for surfing (with a surf fin or with a foil) is you can't duck dive it.
4) For kiting, since I use big wings, using the inflatable board allows me to use smaller than usual kites that I am used to.
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