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Mrlaroo

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PostSat Sep 15, 18 11:01 am    Foil board size question Reply with quote

So I picked up kite foiling this last summer and had a quick question on board and it's maneuverability of it. So I weigh a scrawny 130, bought the SS mast program with the alien air. I can literally stand on the water for a few seconds with the kite down, serious buoyancy with that board. I see a lot of you just carving the heck out of these small boards. I only got to gybe transitions on water but feel I am ready for a board swap. Is there is big difference in how the say 3'6 dwarfcraft turns to an alien air? Thanks

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eric

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PostSat Sep 15, 18 12:20 pm     Reply with quote

Yep

Once on a shorter DCraft there is no going back. Guess who has two and has one for sale. Brand new.......

http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-44896.html

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PostSat Sep 15, 18 7:19 pm     Reply with quote

The shorter boards/Dwarfcraft are really fun. I learned on the Alien Air and just switched to the 3’6 DC and it wasn’t that difficult of a transition. Did I mention you can fit them in your carryon when you fly? Laughing

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PostSun Sep 16, 18 5:35 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks you guys, looks like I am adding yet another board to my quiver. Bummer I missed out on the one you were selling Eric. Will need to look around now..

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PostSun Sep 16, 18 8:48 pm     Reply with quote

Worth buying one at full bill IMO. Just a great foilboard.

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PostMon Sep 17, 18 7:37 am     Reply with quote

The 4'6" DC is also worth a look. Much more manageable than the AA, especially as the wind picks up.

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PostMon Sep 17, 18 4:43 pm     Reply with quote

I went AA-->46DC-->36DC

I'd advise skipping the 46DC from the AA

The 36 DC is a delight. The 46 DC is very nice, but was not a significant difference from the AA for me.

My $0.02; your mileage may vary

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PostMon Sep 17, 18 6:16 pm     Reply with quote

I have a naish hover 130 only used once if you want it.

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PostTue Sep 18, 18 2:00 pm     Reply with quote

tree wrote:
I have a naish hover 130 only used once if you want it.


I ended up getting the 3'6 2019 for $599. Thank you Kite-line.com! The colors are better but not worth the $175 I could of saved getting the 18 off of Eric!

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PostTue Sep 18, 18 2:05 pm     Reply with quote

eric wrote:
I went AA-->46DC-->36DC

I'd advise skipping the 46DC from the AA

The 36 DC is a delight. The 46 DC is very nice, but was not a significant difference from the AA for me.

My $0.02; your mileage may vary

Eric


Quick question, Should I still start with the foil all the way in the back mounted position on this new board?

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PostTue Sep 18, 18 4:10 pm     Reply with quote

Really depends on the foil you are using. 633/GW 91 yes, all the way back. 590/GW101 about 2-4 cm forward, etc.
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PostTue Sep 18, 18 4:26 pm     Reply with quote

eric wrote:
Really depends on the foil you are using. 633/GW 91 yes, all the way back. 590/GW101 about 2-4 cm forward, etc.


I am using just the basic hover glide foil, I am assuming all the way back with that one? The carbon will probably be my next purchase.

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PostTue Sep 18, 18 6:53 pm     Reply with quote

2-4 cm forward. start at 3
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PostWed Sep 19, 18 9:31 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Eric, will do! Excited to get out on this board. Hopefully this will lead me to sell my AA.

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