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by BWD
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why you should foilboard - Ride with Blake: Vlog 31
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Why you should foilboard - Ride with Blake: Vlog 31

Lose da fins
Maybe dem straps too eh? :naughty:
by BWD
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 220
Views: 22663

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Why on earth do you think you wouldn't want to upgrade? You might "have" to become a racer, "need" a pocket board or find yourself becoming a wannabe Greg Drexler who "has to" have a tiny flat plank to ride. And if you hit rocks or anything else too hard, will the carbon foil hold up (Only if you're...
by BWD
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'

Ideally compression molded over a cheaper smaller version of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gz7nSGfxx8&feature=youtu.be but if the comparison to Lamborghini/VW's tech is right, with carbon confetti in the core instead of long fibers? Either way it makes sense to have carbon protected against...
by BWD
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aftermarket/3rd party wings
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Aftermarket/3rd party wings

Agree. Zeeko is good with their 290 euros carver. Good wing, g10, good price. On the other hand, Slingshot knows their marketing, but $550 is a bit much for the kind of thing they are selling. Especially when you see less than 6-month-old complete used hoverglide foils for sale for less than a new w...
by BWD
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kfm airfoils
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Kfm airfoils

Maybe 10 years ago a British dinghy was developed with a daggerboard T-foil derived from or similar to to a KF foil. Went nowhere. I don't think it was fast. Not sure if it worked well or not aside from being slow. The idea was to avoid the dramatic crashes of conventional foils on breaching or vent...
by BWD
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: another back line trim bar
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: another back line trim bar

Still seems like it would end up pushing a rope sometimes... are the leaders something extra stiff?
by BWD
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aftermarket/3rd party wings
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Aftermarket/3rd party wings

To what are you mounting the ketos wings?
Their products look great but mast and fuse seem very expensive to me...
by BWD
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aftermarket/3rd party wings
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Aftermarket/3rd party wings

$200-300 maybe. Basically a little less than the brand's offering. Unless it was some super performance improvement. Most seem to want light wind or wave options. Have to be convinced it wasn't junk though. Sell me a takuma copy wing that works with my zeeko fuse and stab for $300. Like to try that....
by BWD
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Short masts
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Short masts

28" Aside from quick turns in waves and easier recovery from crashing for beginners, short masts are a way to open shallower territory. Many places I ride there is a 15-30cm tidal range, and a lot of flats that are .5-.8m depth at low tide. Ideally I would think my short mast would be shorter than m...
by BWD
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Opinion on lessons
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: Opinion on lessons

Why are you falling? If you know, you can teach yourself to stop doing it. If not, an instructor (or maybe any other foiler) should be able to see, and give you advice... I hit a few plateaus in learning: Rear foot too far back Rear foot too close to rail Not stepping forward enough to complete jibe...

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