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beginner slingshot foil stuff

Postby papasmerf » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:50 pm

any advice, been kiting for 16 years. i don't want to buy a total beginner setup and be regreting it in like 4 sessions.

will prob stick with slingshot stuff,,,,

thanks for any advice

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Re: beginner slingshot foil stuff

Postby mar menor » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:51 pm

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Re: beginner slingshot foil stuff

Postby Foil » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:56 am

take care, some good stuff out there but a hell of a lot of rubbish, whats your budget, weight, shoreline conditions, kite choice sorted yet? buddies who foil to give tips at the beach? friendly helpful shop sorted?
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Re: beginner slingshot foil stuff

Postby grigorib » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:20 pm

Slingshot aluminum setup is highly modular and offers great performance (but is heavy to carry and travel with). As of carbon setup - Slingshot was selling MHL Lift, LP and Moses rebranded and these were pretty good models at time. New Slingshot designed and made carbon setup is in works too.

A lot will depend on your weight and riding style - e.g. for heavy rider you want larger wing, for waves you want thicker (slower) wing, for lightwind you want medium-larger wing, for shallow you want shorter mast, for seaweed-infested areas you want more arrowhead-shaped wing, for speed and boosting you want thinner wing. For learning a shorter mast (~24") would help but if you ride deep water you won't use it much after that.
If you travel between deep/shallow spots - get two masts.
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Re: beginner slingshot foil stuff

Postby gozokiteboarding » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:30 pm

I would recomend checking out the Glide S
Started with this and have been happy ever since, aslo have the other three wings which I use to Surf with. Very fun foil

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