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2018 Eleveight WS 11m First Thoughts

Oh yes! After falling in like (not love, too much commitment) with the Best Cabo v3’s, I bought my first full quiver of a single model kite (Cabo 5/7/8/9/11m). I watched the Best rumor mill declare the company in/out of business on a weekly basis and then was pleasantly surprised to see the designer of…

Kiting with the GoFoil Iwa

That lift! Too much lift. Using it with the Peak 3 is pretty awesome in under 8mph. The hardest part is drifting the Peak down the wave. Have to keep an eye on it or it’ll just fold. Very playful and fun otherwise. Currently beating out my Takuma as my go-to kite foil.

GoFoil Windsurfing

Love the new GoFoil! Windsrufing and kiting, the surf-E feeling is awesome!

How low can one go?

Guess I’ll find out how low on the water with a foil and a non-relaunchable kite one can go.

No wind, no water, no problem.

Short mast for shallow water. Works pretty well until the wind picks up and the chop is around a foot high. Still works better than the Sector.

Some days you get nostalgic…

Still waiting on my WindSUP-Foil crossover board. Just wish windsurfing required as little wind as the kites. I love waves but that feeling of blasting around on the windsurfer is just so sweet. Give me that planing feeling anytime!

Somedays there’s just not enough wind…

Even with the new foil I can’t ride all the time. Somedays a kite just wont fly. Decided to try a more racier SUP compared to my 2011 Naish Glide 14′. Picked up a 2015 JP RACE 14’x24.5 carbon.

Getting the hang of it!

Pretty overpowered on the 11m. Getting it done though.

Just a good sesh!

Finally got to test the new Slingshot foil with the Converter board. Worked MUCH better than the LF board. The LF just didn’t have the correct position for the foil and no mast track. The ghost foil feels much more sleeker while riding compared to the LF FunFoil. Takes a little more power to get…

Slingshot Converter

Haven’t had the chance to try it with the new foil yet but the Slingshot Converter feels awesome as a surfboard. Feels very playful in the sloppy surf. Not sure if it’s because the fins are plastic and soft or the swallow tail is just that good. The board doesn’t have the extreme low end…