Customer test and review
- By romkite73
- On 04/12/2015
Fabrice DELEGUE shares his stay in Guadeloupe with her kitefoil Alpinefoil Access 5.0.
Any new rider, Fabrice discovers the magic carpet this summer at Lake monteynard. His short stay enabled him to progress in the light wind keeping the strong wind wings.
His visit took place as follows: All sessions were conducted wing XLP and Gakites PURE 8m. Two sessions St. Francis, in an oscillating wind 7 to 12 for the first and 12 to 18 knts for the second. Very few people on the water as the wind fairly light. The only in Twin Tips have coffered wings of at least 15m2. Its last session was done to salt (spot near Gosier). Wind light of 8 to 12 knts. Fives foils with water only, still 8m, others in 15m cabinet. The foil opens new horizons .....
- By romkite73
- On 21/07/2015
Customer feedback on the Access 5.0: http://kitefoil.forumactif.org/t2745p50-new-alpin-foil-2015
Here are the first customer return on Access 5.0 fired website Kitefoil forum:
Message Benoit Miquel July 6, 2015
For those who know me, this is the "Seagull".
And yes, I started to foil: but eh quiet because it is not obvious !!
Then it is 4 times that I wrinkled foil, and I had the occassion to test it 3 models:
- ALPINE FOIL Access 5.0 (alu)
- KETOS by Orana
3 of these tests, I spring with a huge banana with the ALPINE FOIL Access 5.0.
Model with aluminum mast and fuselage.
I am at my 4th session of foil, but phew thing what I could do with alpine.
Super stable and rigid: the blow when you take a lot of speed, the foil remains super super stable compared to others.
Adaptable light wind wing or wing more efficient.
In short, easy glide, great instinctive, like a little toy for beginners like me or others that send fadas serious (dedicated to Hugo and Romain !!!).
What else to say on this foil ... oh yes the board. Pfff ... AT TOP, not big, not too small, the straps made in alpine 'were great !! I enjoyed the config 2 straps to the front and then the back foot V strapless !!
Anyway, I'm not a crack but there's not surfing, I gets off this my session with ACCESS 5.0 made by Damien Chaboud !!
I think (and even that's for sure), I'll take one!
Because I already know the team well ALPINEFOIL and they were great to me (counseling, testing etc.). Then, have a great foil perfo 'but equally accessible and finally downright moin expensive than full carbon (€ 1000 moin, what we done for € 1095) !!
Cheers everyone and soon on (above) the water!
Jm33 message of July 13, 2015
"I had the chance to try it last Sunday foil, after trying the Manta few weeks ago, the AlpineFoil gave me much more good feelings that the Manta.
Already in terms of robustness, junction mat / fuselage is much more rigid, no game like the Manta, fixings wing and stab with the same feeling ... The whole is still very heavy, taking to wear dt even to maneuver in the water, but the water start sent the clear impression is that of having always been able to find out the foil so the stability is HUGE! (that said I liked the Manta side stability).
He does not move and it has all the appearance including downwind, no breakdown detected during the test. Dt suitable speed softness in pides although I felt the inertia of the board.
A perfect foil for learning or for freeride, I think we must quickly master the "airjibe" and so transfers the foil is easy! To be confirmed by another test longer ... "
Serialkiler05 message of July 13, 2015
Testing the Access 5.0 yesterday with the wing freeride, I had already tried with the wing sports during the friendly.
Heavy to go to the water, then it is forgotten. Sensation stability at all speeds, easier curve with the sport. Max very easy to reach (well mine because I think we can go faster). Immediate feeling of gliding.
Clearly a very good freeride foil with perfs at least as much carbon foil.
You can find other alpinefoil return on the following link
Leo sailing in the Caribbean Sea in one of the seven wonders of the world Alpinefoil 4.5: http://7ww.org/listing/tulum-ruins/
It uses HELD wing, wing allowing it to go fast being very stable. Men's Light selling very in 9 kts in 15m Ozone Chrono
Back to the travel Bowen Dwelle the Marshall Island:
Very happy Alpinefoil Kitefoil 4.5 with wing board XLP + RX-V6 and slides Maui Cloud 9m + CSS Cabrinha bar in the Marshall Islands
Thank you to him for the postponement pictures :)
Interview with Vincent HOLVOET in early March 2015
Hello Vincent can you introduce yourself briefly?
For 14 years I practice kitesurf in Polynesia, I am 47 years old with a passion for sports in general and especially water that are very accessible in Polynesia.
Former Store Manager Neway Bordeaux, Product Manager at Frog's SA Hossegor (RIP CURL, DSO glasses, WET DREAMS luggage, toobs bodyboards) Socièté events in Bordeaux (surfing competitions structures, motocross, concerts, festivals ...) and Tahiti .
Or navigates you mainly kitefoil?
In Tahiti the Hitimahana Spot Motu Martin in Mahina
How long you practice for the kitefoil and how session about a month?
Since August 2014, and several sessions per week in general
What level are you, are you more interested in race or freestyle?
Intermediate level, rather versatile
You practice the competition in foil?
The competition is non-existent here for now
Are you sponsored?
i dont no
What is your current Quiver Foil and kite wing?
The Board AlpineFoil RX-V6 + freeride kite - North Wing rebel 8m + 12m
How do you find the products Alpinefoil (Board + Foil) Accessibility / Performance
The quality and finish are unconventional, truly exceptional. Accessibility, incredible stability, admission of other practitioners after trying (stable, precise, lightweight, ...). Slides very "easy" and fluid, test race wing. You can find me on facebook on the "hitimahana beach". See you soon
Winter week-end Beauduc by marc BENOIT, Benoit BILLET et Christophe MARIN :
Saturday, January 11, 2015:
Arrived at 9:30 am with Christophe, we feel that the day is bright: bright sun, wind, and hardly anyone on the beach.
A beautiful stretch of water well trained with over 18 ° C, four hours of navgation and 75km counter this beautiful ride to the west of Saintes Maries, increasing wind during the day, foil 7m in Voyager. I was wet combi without ever having cold feet and bare hands.
Sunday, January 12, 2015:
After a peaceful and restorative super night we get up in the sun in an unlikely sweetness in January. At 10 am on and off to the beach it was already 15°C !
When we arrived on the beach on a cloudy path offers us a beautiful changing light while the strong wind poses on the floor of sand ripples. magic
This time we do not hesitate too much on the size of wings, especially as the rocker planned north by strengthening arrives right on time. This will be 5m2 for everyone. The sun is back.
The water is ravaged, there within 30 kts with slaps beyond that require serious toil wings.
I decided to go for it in foil. The wind side, it is ultimately easier than yesterday reaching open water. Good wet slap in the face in the shore break, we must guide and hold on the foil under the arm, but the wing allows to get away easily.
Little session half an hour to manage the slaps of wind and hectic lake with cross wave trains running at high speed under the foil. More tiring mentally and physically.
Christophe and Benoit will enjoy surfing. Lunch break away in the Benoit truck. Around 16:30 smoothed relative calm the water and Benoit will leave for a good session in foil which may have lasted until nightfall. Christophe we go, fed by a WE Beauduc that still has us well filled.
DACCORD loic interview in early January 2015
Hello loic, can you introduce yourself briefly?
Loic Daccord I'm 30 .... Heuuuu 33 years. I am originally from the Grenoble area and I settled in New Caledonia for over 7 years. I came in Noumea after completing my studies in college. Sports and BEESAN. I always multidisciplinary physical activities including volleyball and swimming in competition, snowboarding, skiing, paragliding and windsurfing. Arrived here, waiting for my board stuff happening boat in 4 months, I taste the kite and did let go.
Sailest where you mainly kitefoil ?
On the Spot Meridien Noumea, 1 Km from home. Caledonia is surrounded by a coral reef that forms a shallow lagoon, forming a fantastic playground with many islands to visit. I most often go around the island and the island duck master, about 14 km for a ride.
How do you practice kitefoil time, and how many sessions about a month ?
I started the kite arriving in the territory, first twin-tip, and then came the race, speed, and for a year and a half the foil. Here we have the chance to have 300 days of sunshine per year and almost as much wind. This allows me to navigate throughout the year at the rate of one to two times a week.
What level are you, are you more interested in race or freestyle?
I have a feel for the race, both the slalom, the speed and race. I practice the competition for 3 years now. I'm on the second step of the podium this year. Regarding the level of practice it is difficult to really locate, but I can only say that I spend tacking and jibing in air, and I'm in V max 29.9 knots.
Do you practice the competition in foil?
I practice foil competition since this year alone and according to the race format. The local league provides different race formats (slalom, speed crossing and race) and on various practice sites that do not allow to run on foil at each stage. Slalom discipline remains the queen with investments in twin-type much more democratized. Hence today the need to be versatile and good on each bracket.
Are you sponsored ?
I benefit from good price on Ozone wings with the local dealer: Airpacifik Antoine and supports Damien Chaboud of Alpinefoil. No sponsor.
What is your current Quiver Foil and kite wing ?
I am 13, 9 and 7m2 Ozone Edge 2014 and a Alpinefoil course with boards race RX-V6 and V6 CX-wave and wing race.
How do you find the produce Alpinefoil (Board + Foil) Accessibility / Performance ?
For a year and a half, I have tested many different foils and I find the Alpine foil much more successful today. I find the board race open to all levels of practice. It is also very well proportioned for light wind. Today I sail with this board in all conditions of wind and swell. For the foil, I'm surprised by its stability and heading.
The world of foil is booming and evolving, while Alpinefoil knew how to be innovative and ahead of its time, which enables this product aged about 2 years to always have a step ahead competition.
In conclusion I came across Damien serendipitously and I immediately flashed on the design of the Alpinefoil. The standardized and commercialized version of the foil is very accessible. Even if the performance aspect is the appointment I think future developments will be on customizing the hardware and broadening the range of foil wings (I expect the wing speed). I would especially like to thank Damien Chaboud for his presence and support as I commend the work done and the product he has in the world. The sensations produced by Alpinefoil are hardly descriptive better than to talk about it must adopt ... ciao I'll go on the water.
Interview Loic DACCORD - Rider Alpinefoil " Photo Crédit : Éric Bellande "
Pieter ZWEERS shows us how to make ducks tack hydrofoil. The video was recorded on the island of BONNAIRE downwind in the Lesser Antilles, we see a completely flat lake turquoise blue. Pieter was equipped with wing XLP Standard and RX-V6 board, thank you to him for this video.