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Re: used 14m apollo or 12m gong strutless for LW foiling?

Postby Flyboy » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:16 pm

Michaelr123 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:33 pm

thanks for the recommendations everyone. I wonder why all the local guys have landed on apollo's for foiling then? seems a bit odd to me... I guess it looks like a soul, but i'm sure it performs very differently.
Local dealer who sells them?

I have kited on your little lakes. I noticed the local dealer (a nice guy) using an Apollo for foiling. He did seem to be into boosting, for which the Apollo would make sense as a high aspect foil kite substitute - good for speed & boosting.

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Re: used 14m apollo or 12m gong strutless for LW foiling?

Postby SolarSet » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:29 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:55 pm


The high aspect nature of the Apollo makes it a good hydrofoil kite for hydrofoil. I use my 9m and 7m Apollos for hydrofoil a lot. In lighter wind, I use a FS Soul 10 m. But I the Apollo 14 is a good hydrofoil kite, too, although the 12 m is probably better in lighter wind due to weight. Hope this helps.

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When would you use Apollo over Soul for Foiling or TT? with your Soul sizes you are covering all range of wind pretty much

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Re: used 14m apollo or 12m gong strutless for LW foiling?

Postby Michaelr123 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:46 pm

Flyboy wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:16 pm

Local dealer who sells them?

I have kited on your little lakes. I noticed the local dealer (a nice guy) using an Apollo for foiling. He did seem to be into boosting, for which the Apollo would make sense as a high aspect foil kite substitute - good for speed & boosting.
yeah he does like those apollo's, specifically the 2017 one for some reason... that could explain it.

little bit of a side conversation, do most people just order equipment from their local dealer? or do most guys buy stuff online? I've done a little bit of both, and there's definitely merits to both methods.

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Re: used 14m apollo or 12m gong strutless for LW foiling?

Postby Flyboy » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:51 pm

Michaelr123 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:46 pm

little bit of a side conversation, do most people just order equipment from their local dealer? or do most guys buy stuff online? I've done a little bit of both, and there's definitely merits to both methods.
Bit of both ...

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Re: used 14m apollo or 12m gong strutless for LW foiling?

Postby nayy » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:45 pm

I've a gong 12 strutless V2 for foiling... for the price very good kite...
restart is not very easy and the canopy sticks to the water... it's a different technique than a regular kite.
very stable in the air, and it flys in 6 knots. No tendency to hinderburg if the lines go slack.
I think I can foil on my 633 in 7-8 knots... My friend flys the same foil and his hyperlink has a few knots more lowwind... starts from 5 knots... (but 5 times the price from my gong :-))


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