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by tmcfarla
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud vs Reo.
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: Cloud vs Reo.

Thanks for opinion But how about flying - drift in low foiling wind etc this also interest me about Cloud ? And how about Clouds restart - I heard it can be quite problem restart cloud in LW - as it doesnt open up so easy many thanks :) t. I had a couple older clouds (c2), sold one, rarely use the ...
by tmcfarla
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil board compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Foil board compatibility

Track boards can be relatively thin (e.g. LF Rocket), and if one wants even thinner board, then the solution is as simple as gluing or epoxying Therefore, if anybody reading this bought non-track board in 2018, what was the reason? It is faster and easier to mount using bolts into threaded inserts.
by tmcfarla
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zero Flex DIY little foil board
Replies: 24
Views: 1805

Re: Zero Flex DIY little foil board

bgpeters wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Where did you get divinycell sheets from?
I got divinycell at Amazon (via some fiberglass supply store that sells stuff on amazon) it was about $80 for enough foam to build a pocket board. No idea about availability outside the US.
by tmcfarla
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zero Flex DIY little foil board
Replies: 24
Views: 1805

Re: Zero Flex DIY little foil board

I did 2 layers of divinycell (1/2”, I think it was 80 weight), glued together with gorilla glue. I don’t have a foam cutter, so the only shaping was cutting it out and sanding the rails round. I think top and bottom were each: 2 layers of 6oz carbon fiber twill and 2 strips of 6 oz unidirection carb...
by tmcfarla
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1891

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

I spent my first two days with a front strap, then I had a fall where I think I narrowly avoided a nasty knee injury. Decided to ditch straps after that. Third session was spent trying to sort out strapless water starts, but after that I never missed them. Three seasons later, I don’t miss foot stra...
by tmcfarla
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Drift launch - consistently get steering and front line tangled
Replies: 14
Views: 6232

Re: Drift launch - consistently get steering and front line tangled

I never wrap lines. What I do (works very well in any winds, but I don’t use this in larger shore break) 1.) lay out lines, make sure no sticks are caught in lines 2.) double check your lines. Do not skip this step. 3.) In stronger winds, place a couple handfuls of sand over all four lines, maybe ev...
by tmcfarla
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Will it be strong enough
Replies: 6
Views: 4598

Re: Will it be strong enough

I don’t have any expertise here, but I did a pocket board (108x40x3), with 2 layers of 200 g carbon weave and two full-length strips of unidirectional carbon on each side (about 8 inches wide). Extra carbon patches by foil attachment. It weighs only 2.6 kg including a full deck pad (and core foam is...
by tmcfarla
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: tapping threads into epoxy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: tapping threads into epoxy?

I definitely would not trust threads cut into epoxy to hold a foil. big washers should work, depending on board and washer size, may want a little extra fiberglass under the washers. If you don’t want anything protruding, use stainless t-nuts, and probably a few layers of glass on the bottom skin so...
by tmcfarla
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what's better? 2 old Cab SB kites or 1 new one?
Replies: 10
Views: 6709

Re: what's better? 2 old Cab SB kites or 1 new one?

I’d stick with new kites. If funds are tight, just buy new kites either on clearance, or from one of the direct-to-consumer outfits like switch. These days there is very little difference between brands and across years. Canrinha is no better than any other brand, just shop around. When buying used,...
by tmcfarla
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2017 Lift Foils
Replies: 60
Views: 17589

Re: 2017 Lift Foils

Haven’t used a Zeeko carver or 150, but had Zeeko black and white and now use 110. I would think the 110 is probably pretty comparable to carver in terms of low end. 110 has way better low-speed abilities than the Zeeko black and white. For my weight (150 pounds/70 kg), I can’t imagine needing a lar...

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