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Twintip straight to foil...

Postby Rob112 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:24 am

I'm looking to get my first setup and give it a go. I'm solely a twintip rider ATM, did you get some skills on the surfboard before trying foiling or anyone go straight from TT to foil and find it OK?
I'm looking at either F-one (IC6 and 51ts) or slingshot (hover glide fkite and alien air/dwarf craft) setup.

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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby Pemba » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:32 am

Rob112 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:24 am
I'm looking to get my first setup and give it a go. I'm solely a twintip rider ATM, did you get some skills on the surfboard before trying foiling or anyone go straight from TT to foil and find it OK?
I'm looking at either F-one (IC6 and 51ts) or slingshot (hover glide fkite and alien air/dwarf craft) setup.

Cheers,

Rob
I have a directional but use it rarely so I'm not good on it. I think it would help having some directional experience but I'm sure its fine going from a twintip to a foil without that experience as well.
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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:17 am

I would not waste time on a surfboard before foiling - it will just make it worse :roll:

If you are an experienced wave kite surfer you can use the habit that your front foot is the "driving" power point, and not the rear like on a TT.
But thats it, everything else does not work, using your edges or trying to load a rail like used to, do not work whatsoever on a foil :x

A foil and a surfboard got absolutely nothing in common, so a waste of time to practice if new to both.

Just go straight to foiling is my advice, and remember to keep the weight on the front foot a lot more than used to, depending on your setup.

8) Peter
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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby Rob112 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:36 am

Thanks Peter and Pemba, that's what I wanted to hear!

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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby Whattheflock » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:16 pm

Just get a foil board. Surfboard experience or not, pack your patience. It's totally worth it.
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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby HugoMC » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:58 pm

I was in a similar position. You will be just fine. Get yourself a good learner friendly set up and you will be golden.

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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby Rob112 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:15 pm

Many thanks all!

Anyone have any views on the options I suggested? Also have the Shinn model P and Jackson Sunburner in the mix.

Cheers,

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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby TomW » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:59 pm

Rob,
I would go for the slingshot. They have a lot of compatible wings that you can change to if you find out you want to go faster or slower.
Research the wings, you'll want to go for a bigger 1200cm2 wing first. The alien air is a big board good to begin on.
I ride the moses 633 wing, and slingshot has the same wing in their system for 2020. Highly recommended.

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Re: Twintip straight to foil....

Postby SENDIT! » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:59 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:17 am
I would not waste time on a surfboard before foiling - it will just make it worse :roll:

If you are an experienced wave kite surfer you can use the habit that your front foot is the "driving" power point, and not the rear like on a TT.
But thats it, everything else does not work, using your edges or trying to load a rail like used to, do not work whatsoever on a foil :x

A foil and a surfboard got absolutely nothing in common, so a waste of time to practice if new to both.

Just go straight to foiling is my advice, and remember to keep the weight on the front foot a lot more than used to, depending on your setup.

8) Peter
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