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Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby Kaylan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:27 am

Hi, I want to start kitefoiling and I want to know what is best for begining and to continue my journey with.
I have an opportunity to buy this very cheap:

Duotone speedster combo 2019 with a Duotone hybrid 5 ft 1 inch board
or
Liquid Force Rocket Fish Board 2018 4 foot 8 inch board with Liquid Force Rocket Foil V2 Foil Set 2018

It's been 3 years i am kitting twin tip. I am 60 kg. And the place i am kiting have a regular 9 to 12 knots wind in a choppy water.

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby UKSurf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:56 am

The rocket foil is ok as an all round hydrofoil although it is a bit outdate. I think the speedster is probably a better choice, but from what I understand needs a bit of speed to get going. Very large surf type foils like the Liquid Force Impulse are great since you can learn in lighter winds.

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby tomtom » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:15 pm

Whatever you buy stay away from UNIQUE AND INCREDIBLY DURABLE CARBON COMPOUND - this was one of biggest fail in foil industry.

They dont make it anymore - and they new stuff is quite "industry standart"

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby junebug » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:22 pm

I learned on an older version of the Rocket. It was a good setup to learn on. Slow and easy lift. It’s very heavy, but very durable.

I have no idea about the North.

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby Kaylan » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:35 am

Ok I have the opportunity to have a 2019 Slingshot Alien Air Foilboard-4'8" with Slingshot Hover Glide NF2 Foil at a very good price, but i am still hesitating between the slingshot alien and the Duotone Hybrid with the speedster.

Any advice?
Thanks

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby Breze » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:18 am

As Tomtom said, stay away from the Speedster. The plastic fuselage breaks like toast.
viewtopic.php?t=2397558&p=995702
The NF2 is outdated. The newer wings are better and easier. Both boards are good.
Have a look here ( I have nothing to do with Gong)
https://www.gong-galaxy.com/en/product/ ... -freewave/
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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby Breze » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 am

To be more precise about the SS NF2. At the time this wing was developed the smallish 550-600 qcm wings were common. One year later, the H4 same as spaceskate, now infinity76 made learning, esp flying foot switch much easier.
But many new foilers learnt on the NF2, it is relatively easy compared to other wings this size.But my friends never looked back to the NF2 when getting the larger SS wings. Same speed but much easier to fly.
The SS Foils are heavy ( NF2 5.2 Kg) but can take some beating unlike the speedster.The old SS wings are compatible with the newer ones.
The AlienAir has some volume and is quite big for your 60 kg, but it will work for you in the beginning.
https://gleiten.tv/index.php/video/acti ... 4uqso7&/1/

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby matanshapira » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:28 am

I advise a 1000sqm to 1200sqm for your weight
Smaller wings will require speed to be stable, this means turning with speed. Liquid force impulse is worked well for beginners here

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby elguapo » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 am

"very cheap" and "I want to start kitefoiling" arent exactly the most compatible of words.

...unless your goal is to crash your way downwind...and then carry all that weight back up the beach over and over

personally, if you want to save money.. try to buy a quality surf style foil off the used market

there is a reason many people learn on a moses 633 (for example)...but never grow out of it.
(which is another problem.. 633 foils tend to demand a premium even.. 2nd hand)

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Re: Beginner need advice choosing kitefoil

Postby jyka » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:12 am

Cheap and easy = gong surf foil.
It's heavy (compared to expensive carbon foils), but won't be a problem in water.


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