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by JMF
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Pro-Foil board settings?
Replies: 1
Views: 186

North Pro-Foil board settings?

Hi Guys, Any suggestions as to what the alien code on North Pro-Foil means? Jokes aside. What would be a good starting point for a beginner limited foiling experience? Have my straps in forward position, going to take back strap off I think or might take off all together. Have some Kite wakeskating ...
by JMF
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your HF kite quiver?
Replies: 44
Views: 2549

Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

F-One Bandit 4 9m,12m
94kg
North Pro-Foil board 4'11" (29l)
North Speedster
by JMF
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Enata Red Rocket Foil Board
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Enata Red Rocket Foil Board

Mossy 757 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:50 pm
I can understand the desire to put more volume in the nose so the board has some buoyancy given how short/narrow it is, but yeah, definitely looks like a dogdick.
I think ENATA is Spanish for Dogdick 8)
by JMF
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil
Replies: 16
Views: 1601

Re: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil

So what is this “Carbon compound “ Rubber is mixed with carbon to make it black, thus it’s a “Carbon compound “ so what is this that they use? And does the Carbon in it do more than make it black? Basically cut carbon tows either from spool or left over processes, mixed with some sort of resin and ...
by JMF
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'
Replies: 30
Views: 3228

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

I clearly remember Sky Solbach saying that inserts were stainless steel in one video. Here I see brass inserts? Better than Aluminium on Steel I guess, but still. Just about to drop some money on one but have asked dealer for clearer picture on current batch.
by JMF
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'
Replies: 30
Views: 3228

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

They using what is called "forged" CF. Basically CF tows cut and mixed with epoxy when pushed into mold. Lamborghini and Calaway pioneered it few years ago.
by JMF
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15761

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Thanks for that link, I've "Liked" it. I'm cautiously optimistic. I've over engineered mine somewhat never had anything to base it on other than pictures. Was worried about mast not being stiff enough at first, I hear thats very critical. But without anything to base it on it's very difficult. My fr...
by JMF
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15761

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Gunnar that foil looks bad ass. Thats the length of that fuselage if I may ask. I also went a little longer on mine 760mm.

Below a video of a foil caveating, pretty amazing stuff.

by JMF
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15761

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Nico wrote:Amazing !
You guys built that thing on a yacht.
Hats off to you
nico
Just to be clear I don't know the guys in clip. Just something I found on YouTube few months ago. But it shows you what can be done. You don't need a massive budget to have some fun.

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