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by TomW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless board shape?
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Strapless board shape?

1. If you have real and big waves and want to ride them, pointy , curvey board . That said, there are some stubbies that are designed to work in those conditions 2. You have windwaves, poor or small waves, a wider stubby will be better. A stubby will always be easier to ride than a pointy if you com...
by TomW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to lift our foils steadily?
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: How to lift our foils steadily?

I'm 50+ hours and a year into the journey. Get more board speed. Point your knees forward. And All the vets here told me to keep practicing, it's true it takes more hours than other sports. I'm getting my carves / gybes nailed now and it's hard to believe that it now is clicking and feeling the flow...
by TomW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 285
Views: 34775

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

It's such a shame. A company copies or side sells another's companies design and is stealing their intellectual property. Yes, you could claim the company need to protect it with patents, but it's still unethical. It's bad for the originator and the company producing. It's a loose -loose equation. S...
by TomW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Good Hydrofoil conditions in Italy and Spain in November, where?
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Good Hydrofoil conditions in Italy and Spain in November, where?

The wind statistics in Splocs for Talamone, Italy are outstanding. Is it accurate?
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by TomW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Blank density
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Board Blank density

Downunder,

Trying to keep cost down...
by TomW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Blank density
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Board Blank density

Yes, I'll have unidirectional-carbon-fibre running from tail to tip, on top and bottom of board.
Idea is to create a sandwich beam.
Glass fiber at 0 and 90 degrees, using twill or plain weave.
My thinking was option 3 would give strongest beam compared to option 1.
by TomW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil as a carry on for airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Hydrofoil as a carry on for airlines

My foil is called " Jaws" or " the axe man". So I wouldn't try to carry it on.
by TomW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

With polarized lenses you can't see the water Surface very well
by TomW
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Blank density
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Board Blank density

My lamination schedule is planned to be : Option 1: 2 layers of 250g uniD cf, 250mm wide, and 2x 200g glass each side Option 2: 3 layers of 250g uniD cf, 165mm wide, and 2x 200g glass each side Option 3: 4 layers of 250g uniD cf, 125mm wide, and 2x 200g glass each side I'm cutting the uniD cf from a...
by TomW
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Blank density
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Board Blank density

My calculations : All H60 blank is 900g All H45 blank is 702g H60 outside and H 45 middle is 858g. This is based on rough calculations using 130cmx 40cm rectangular board outline. I designed a board in CAD and the rough calculations are very close to the real 130x47 board with curvature and taper at...

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