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Lighter foils vs heavy foils

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Created by warwickl 5 months ago, 19 Jun 2017
warwickl
NSW, 804 posts
19 Jun 2017 8:10PM
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I have SS school and while it seems good when up and foiling I struggle at times starting due to the weight of the foil causing it to instantly sink. Light onshore I end up in shallow water and hit the bottom.
Would a lighter foil such as the Zeeko be easier plus in general is a lighter foil just better?

Plummet
3983 posts
20 Jun 2017 2:53AM
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I think so. A light foil thin board combo works real well for water starts.
My home build floats on its side as the foil its self is buoyant.

benmj
VIC, 20 posts
20 Jun 2017 11:52AM
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Lighter is better if its is as strong and stiff. Carbon is the best option if you are keen to do the sport for a long time.
The weight of the board is important to, like Plummet says a board you can easily start on makes it easy.
The reduced weight really helps when getting up and going and with control when you are going.



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