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Opinions on firefish?

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Created by KBGhost 5 months ago, 14 May 2019
KBGhost
QLD, 40 posts
14 May 2019 7:46AM
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I notice there's always a couple of these foils for sale, and prices seem very low considering the build quality and materials.

This leads me to suspect they're not a comfortable foil for most people to ride?

Anyone (not a pro/racer/kfa rep) tried one and have some feedback?

MidTide
QLD, 10 posts
14 May 2019 12:14PM
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For strapped freestyle riding they are great. Carves well
light weight and strong for Jumping
needs good speed to get up on the foil once foiling it will stay up at low speeds and of course is very fast in a straight line.
as the wings are quite sharp, I wouldn't recommend this foil for strapless riding

KBGhost
QLD, 40 posts
14 May 2019 6:04PM
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Thanks Midtide that was exactly the kind of feedback I was interested in. I seriously love my Axis freeride foil but I'm starting to think about 2nd foil (or 3rd lol).

Probably sounds weird and maybe greedy but I think I'd like a faster foil, and a slower foil than the Axis.

I'm interested that you recommend strapped for the FF because the foils are sharp.. as someone who normally rides unstrapped I'd probably feel safer being able to get right clear in a stack...

Gtease
NSW, 11 posts
5 Oct 2019 10:26PM
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I have been riding the firefish strapped for a while and love it , super strong great build. As mentioned once on the foil it stalls at a very low speeds. Where this foil shines speed, upwind and down wind, jumping the re entry is awesome. If your riding too high and foil surfaces it doesn't make you explode like others.
Things I dont like, foil wings are pointy and super thin / sharp. KFA wings not interchangeable mako etc with the mast

airsail
QLD, 351 posts
6 Oct 2019 5:28AM
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Having two foils is a great way to go. When you want to go fast, you want real fast, might be a prick to gybe or tack but in lighter wind with a bigger kite it's brilliant.
And when you want to go slow, go real slow, carve the waves or wind swell on a big wing and tiny kite. Doesn't matter how strong the wind is, your in control having a ball.
It's like 2 different sports, but they complement each other. Going places on a surf foil is boring, so slow, but put a thin wing and long mast on and your smashing up wind at 30kph and crazy angles the back downwind at 40-50 kph.

Kamikuza
QLD, 4319 posts
6 Oct 2019 9:58AM
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airsail said..
Having two foils is a great way to go. When you want to go fast, you want real fast, might be a prick to gybe or tack but in lighter wind with a bigger kite it's brilliant.
And when you want to go slow, go real slow, carve the waves or wind swell on a big wing and tiny kite. Doesn't matter how strong the wind is, your in control having a ball.
It's like 2 different sports, but they complement each other. Going places on a surf foil is boring, so slow, but put a thin wing and long mast on and your smashing up wind at 30kph and crazy angles the back downwind at 40-50 kph.


I can best your upwind speed with my SUP foils, and maintain very close to 40 downwind. They don't have to be slow...

Youngbreezy
WA, 559 posts
11 Oct 2019 12:04PM
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I am also finding my surf wing ( NP medium) is not too slow at all, I don't ride with a gps so can't give exact numbers but the speed can be pretty solid

airsail
QLD, 351 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 9:18PM
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Youngbreezy said..
I am also finding my surf wing ( NP medium) is not too slow at all, I don't ride with a gps so can't give exact numbers but the speed can be pretty solid


Max speed of a Naish medium surf is about 33kph. You might get a bit faster in flat conditions.



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