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by RagingGrandpa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sanding the trailing edge and wing tips of the LF Impulse?
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Sanding the trailing edge and wing tips of the LF Impulse?

Compared to my other foils my Cloud 9 (LF Impulse) is very dull. I would not sand it. The dull tips and edges was one of the selling points for me. Seems a lot safer than other foils. (S24 wing) agreed, mine seems very unlikely to cause a cut, it's about as blunt as "good" wings get. Thankfully, st...
by RagingGrandpa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6085

Re: A case for full face?

My carbon foil (Liquid Force Impulse) stays on its side and just bobs in place when I crash. Then it slowly sinks and eventually comes down wind. That "carbon" foil (large LF Impulse carbon wingset, carbon fuse, AL mast, lightweight composite 4'8" galaxy foilboard -- still ends up being a >5kg asse...
by RagingGrandpa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6085

Re: A case for full face?

juandesooka wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:52 pm
in kiting is you have a power source that pulls you away from the foil in wipeouts.
A frequent issue (discussed by many here) is the board chasing you down after a forward fall and striking you in the head with speed, while you're floating in the water. ie: my avatar ;)
by RagingGrandpa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6085

Re: A case for full face?

"kayak polo helmet". Those are quite small and have full face metal face guard and made to endure paddle hits. That's interesting, thanks. And they sell the guards separately for retrofit too... https://photos.smugmug.com/Sports/CP/12i-9W/i-skTGH3L/0/5bb5fd55/S/0032_D3S_3980a_12i5_%28c%29ScotGoodma...
by RagingGrandpa
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6085

Re: A case for full face?

Collecting full-face helmet references... shopping for myself, after my foilboard recently chased me down and ran me over, leading to an ER visit. It could have easily knocked out teeth. Does any manufacturer make a helmet with a face mask to protect the face? Back in windsurfing days, there were a ...
by RagingGrandpa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Back to the roots of hydrofoiling ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4188

Re: Back to the roots of hydrofoiling ?

BTW, anyone have info or pics of the KBHF skeleton-like board someone tried, that was a pair of boots with a frame but otherwise no deck?

Searched but didn't find... thx in advance
by RagingGrandpa
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why two regular shaped twintips?
Replies: 41
Views: 3134

Re: Why two regular shaped twintips?

So what is your take on the long and narrow Slingshot "Glide" for light wind? Is there a situation where this board makes sense? You've stumbled upon the most awful TT I've ever tried: Glide 160x40. I'm about 185cm tall, 70kg, and with my height I thought the length would be acceptable... wrong. Po...
by RagingGrandpa
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Mast compatibility

More datapoints, for posterity- 2017 Slingshot Hoverglide aluminum mast: SS_Hoverglide_Mast.jpg 2018 Airush Core Foil V2; Naish Thrust; RRD; Takuma; Gong http://efoil.builders/t/carbon-wings-optimized-profile-for-e-foils-now-available/2230/9 SoEFoil, Aug 24 2018 Since 2017, a few manufacturers have ...
by RagingGrandpa
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: too light to drift downwind?
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Re: too light to drift downwind?

Funny, this happened to me yesterday on a friend's wooden DIY KBHF. Foils that float are a surprising pain! Why not weight the fuse just enough to get it to stop floating? Some lead shot epoxied into the hollow fuse would be located far away from the board, so it still would be lighter overall than ...
by RagingGrandpa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Mast compatibility

== edit: corrections made now == The current Naish foil parts series is called "Thrust" and uses a 3-screw mast, not compatible w/ LF and not compatible with Hover. https://www.windsurf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Foil-Naish-480px.jpg Naish "Hover" (ie: 2017) foilsets use the same fat crappy ma...

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