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Spitfire XXLW

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Created by bigtone667 2 months ago, 10 Jun 2018
bigtone667
NSW, 917 posts
10 Jun 2018 5:43PM
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Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
10 Jun 2018 6:39PM
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You're welcome ??

toppleover
QLD, 1363 posts
10 Jun 2018 8:44PM
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RAL INN said..
You're welcome ??


Well, this seems awkward???

warwickl
NSW, 977 posts
10 Jun 2018 9:18PM
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bigtone667 said..
Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.



Stab shims will help fix the breaching as it did for my Carver wing

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
11 Jun 2018 8:25AM
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warwickl said..


bigtone667 said..
Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.





Stab shims will help fix the breaching as it did for my Carver wing



So which wing on his Spitfire is the Stabiliser?

Kamikuza
QLD, 3348 posts
11 Jun 2018 12:52PM
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RAL INN said..

warwickl said..



bigtone667 said..
Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.






Stab shims will help fix the breaching as it did for my Carver wing




So which wing on his Spitfire is the Stabiliser?


Canard -- so the front one ;)

warwickl
NSW, 977 posts
11 Jun 2018 1:37PM
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Kamikuza said..

RAL INN said..


warwickl said..




bigtone667 said..
Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.







Stab shims will help fix the breaching as it did for my Carver wing





So which wing on his Spitfire is the Stabiliser?



Canard -- so the front one ;)


Thanks for that I thought he had me.
I was going to say BT could just put a shim under one foot but some people might try that.

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
11 Jun 2018 2:38PM
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Here I go, nearly have the Shimmeister bluffed, then along comes the fun police.

Kamikuza
QLD, 3348 posts
11 Jun 2018 4:58PM
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warwickl said..

Kamikuza said..


RAL INN said..



warwickl said..





bigtone667 said..
Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.








Stab shims will help fix the breaching as it did for my Carver wing






So which wing on his Spitfire is the Stabiliser?




Canard -- so the front one ;)



Thanks for that I thought he had me.
I was going to say BT could just put a shim under one foot but some people might try that.


Shim the mast. Solves all the problems.

Kamikuza
QLD, 3348 posts
11 Jun 2018 4:58PM
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RAL INN said..
Here I go, nearly have the Shimmeister bluffed, then along comes the fun police.


Duck!

warwickl
NSW, 977 posts
11 Jun 2018 5:21PM
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Kamikuza said..

warwickl said..


Kamikuza said..



RAL INN said..




warwickl said..






bigtone667 said..
Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.









Stab shims will help fix the breaching as it did for my Carver wing







So which wing on his Spitfire is the Stabiliser?





Canard -- so the front one ;)




Thanks for that I thought he had me.
I was going to say BT could just put a shim under one foot but some people might try that.



Shim the mast. Solves all the problems.


I shimm everything for a better aoa.
Perhaps this should stop now as many get deleted.

warwickl
NSW, 977 posts
11 Jun 2018 7:27PM
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At 72 in Sep I need all the banta I can get.
I am aiming at world champing by 74 and as a minimum humbling Big T and Ral Inn.

Kamikuza
QLD, 3348 posts
11 Jun 2018 7:27PM
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warwickl said..

Kamikuza said..


warwickl said..



Kamikuza said..




RAL INN said..





warwickl said..







bigtone667 said..
Some thoughts on the Zeeko Spitfire XXLW.

For my weight, I found the original zeeko wings too small. The XLW wings were much better, but I found them a little to fast in the surf. So I decided to grab the XXLW unit (thanks RAL INN).

I have the 60cm mast and I attached the foil to my Naish Hover 155.

It took me about three minutes to work out the new balance points (have been riding the Naish Surf Thrust for last 12 odd months).

Once I fugured out the balance points, I had no issues at all riding healside, toeside and gybing.

I did breach quite a bit over my 44km ride which typically resulted in a big slap down nose dive. I recovered about 25 percent of the time from the breaches. I would recommend the 70cm if you are going to kite foil, and hopefully Zeeko will bring out a 90cm mast.

I proceeded to take the Zeeko out into the one to two foot runners and it is super fun. Speed was generally under control as you pushed down the wave and it was easy to turn back into the wave.

Really nice and lively in turns/carving.

It pops up very easily at low speeds and had a top speed of around 30km/h.

I found it pretty easy to ride high for sand bar crossings.

Happy to recommend this beast for kitesurfing.










Stab shims will help fix the breaching as it did for my Carver wing








So which wing on his Spitfire is the Stabiliser?






Canard -- so the front one ;)





Thanks for that I thought he had me.
I was going to say BT could just put a shim under one foot but some people might try that.




Shim the mast. Solves all the problems.



I shimm everything for a better aoa.
Perhaps this should stop now as many get deleted.


Perhaps the mods need to be shimmed for greater stability...?

wdric
NSW, 1616 posts
11 Jun 2018 10:16PM
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warwickl said..
At 72 in Sep I need all the banta I can get.
I am aiming at world champing by 74 and as a minimum humbling Big T and Ral Inn.


Will you need shims in your knee caps to keep them going that long :)

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
12 Jun 2018 8:10AM
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warwickl said..
At 72 in Sep I need all the banta I can get.
I am aiming at world champing by 74 and as a minimum humbling Big T and Ral Inn.


Tick that last one off the list

oldbones
QLD, 89 posts
12 Jun 2018 11:40AM
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warwickl said..
At 72 in Sep I need all the banta I can get.
I am aiming at world champing by 74 and as a minimum humbling Big T and Ral Inn.


72 years of age? I'm saying oldest foiler in Aus and maybe the world. Good job old timer, you got 20 years on me. You should probably have my tag

bigtone667
NSW, 917 posts
12 Jun 2018 1:32PM
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warwickl said..
At 72 in Sep I need all the banta I can get.
I am aiming at world champing by 74 and as a minimum humbling Big T and Ral Inn.



72 years of age? I'm saying oldest foiler in Aus and maybe the world. Good job old timer, you got 20 years on me. You should probably have my tag


What is funny is he took up foiling at 70/71 years of age. Doing pretty well at it too. Hope I am able to do the same.

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
12 Jun 2018 1:54PM
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The rate I'm going, just to catch up the dozen years, by then I'll need bionic knees, ear transplant ( surfers ears) and a super easy wetsuit to get in and out of for the number of times I'd have to pee.

warwickl
NSW, 977 posts
12 Jun 2018 5:08PM
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bigtone667 said..

oldbones said..


warwickl said..
At 72 in Sep I need all the banta I can get.
I am aiming at world champing by 74 and as a minimum humbling Big T and Ral Inn.




72 years of age? I'm saying oldest foiler in Aus and maybe the world. Good job old timer, you got 20 years on me. You should probably have my tag



What is funny is he took up foiling at 70/71 years of age. Doing pretty well at it too. Hope I am able to do the same.


Shimming has helped my progress.

dafish
NSW, 1205 posts
13 Jun 2018 4:03PM
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got a local at my spot, 72 and took up foiling three years ago but was slow to catch on. But mostly his issue was in building his own and not really knowing what works. Now after having others foil he has looked at wings and improved his setup and is riding really well. Hats off to him.

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
14 Jun 2018 6:07AM
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Wasn't Shimming a 60's disco dance?
But wait! Warwickl would know about that.

The next batch of XLW wings will be AVS equiped.
Due about same time as 70cm masts are back in stock for the XXLW Spitfires

Youngbreezy
WA, 377 posts
15 Jun 2018 6:01PM
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This thread has developed a bright shimmer!

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
18 Jun 2018 12:32PM
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In the credits at end there may be some Shimmering going on.

warwickl
NSW, 977 posts
18 Jun 2018 8:11PM
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I am now at Burleigh Heads and tropical conditions- almost took off my tee shirt. No shimmering here.

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
19 Jun 2018 6:06AM
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I am now at Burleigh Heads and tropical conditions- almost took off my tee shirt. No shimmering here.

But with shirt off there would be lots of shim

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
25 Jun 2018 10:29AM
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Please remember that this is a Surf/Sup foil.




bigtone667
NSW, 917 posts
25 Jun 2018 11:03AM
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RAL INN said..
Please remember that this is a Surf/Sup foil.





It's an everything foil.

oldbones
QLD, 89 posts
25 Jun 2018 3:50PM
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SUP with kite?? Gotta be easy/safe way to learn to foil.

toppleover
QLD, 1363 posts
25 Jun 2018 5:56PM
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SUP with kite?? Gotta be easy/safe way to learn to foil.


Do you mean SUP foil on a kite foilboard or learning to foil on a SUP with a foil attached ?

Yea/nah, I know what you saying

There's a fellow at my local that kites on a sup foil, he reckons it's much easier to ride than kite specific foils.

bigtone667
NSW, 917 posts
25 Jun 2018 8:34PM
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I think the bigger foils I have tried are much easier to ride/learn than the smaller ones.

RAL INN
VIC, 2499 posts
6 Jul 2018 5:52AM
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So the XXLW Spitfire is spreading its influence.






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