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by BWD
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Buoy for race training
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Buoy for race training

run a 3/4 pvc pipe, 3' or so, through a crabpot buoy, attach a couple pounds weight to bottom, a square of high visibility cloth to top. If too heavy or cumbersome, maybe use an inflateable pool toy.
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by BWD
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Looking for advice on building a foil plate for my "One board for everything" split board
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Looking for advice on building a foil plate for my "One board for everything" split board

For the plate you can get a sheet of marine plywood (okoume preferably) 6mm. Wherever you need to have fasteners, drill it out with a 20 or 25mm bit and fill with epoxy reinforced with high density filler or glass fibers. This will create a strong zone to hold bolts, screws, inserts you might use. Y...
by BWD
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Dihedral stabilizers
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Dihedral stabilizers

around what point does the foil rotate in yaw? With reference to this point, what is the moment developed by the vertical foil elements (angled wings, vertical fins, mast, winglets, fuselage...)? =>foil rotates around a point close to the CE of main wing. main wing: small horizontal force component,...
by BWD
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Blank density
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Board Blank density

I'd go with #1 Or something else that has both heel and toe of both feet over carbon, with just 2x200glass skins. Another thing you can do is put a layer (or partial layer) of reinforcement between the foam sheets to boost stiffness without another full layer of anything on both sides. They did this...
by BWD
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bloody onshore dumping wave combo.
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Bloody onshore dumping wave combo.

So no other kitesurfing equipment was better.
except this and a 14-17m kite:
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22" wide and quad keels gets it done in 8-12 knots, and 12" water!
by BWD
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inobo transparent board
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: Inobo transparent board

mkNY wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Does it float?
or only with the pads?

make sure it floats well, lose the pinholes on the carbon, and it can be awesome!
by BWD
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 228
Views: 24627

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

I'm afraid BRM is a "one trick pony" and I don't except them anything new. And what is the trick? Kitesurfing? It is another question what new there could be to look forward to. Well, no one thought there would be strutless lei's a few years ago... So, look at your basic assumptions and find one th...
by BWD
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil

for wakesurfing, if you use a kitefoil it can work from say 15-20mph, but at that speed with a wake boat, the wake flattens out. For swell, you are probably going to need a strong swell probably 2-3m+, and may only be able to work it at a certain angle. For waves, you might need to be gnarly, becaus...
by BWD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil

Should be at least somewhat possible.
If you can pump the foil to keep riding when the kite has no pull, you can probably do downwinders without kite once you are moving.
by BWD
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 90
Views: 5531

Re: DIY onestrut kite

If you look very closely at kites you can often see marks by the seams, pen I guess, or pencil. If you set software to make a certain type of seam, you know you need to mark for example 5mm in from each edge, etc. How do they do it? Machine, straight edge, laser, that's up to each factory --or each ...

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