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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby Jzh_perth » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:47 am

high as a kite wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:25 am
Jzh_perth wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:17 pm
Mine is being shipped tomorrow - got the pics today from the factory.

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Looks good James,
How long will it take for you to receive it?
what length mast do you go for?
How long is the fuselage?
I bought 2 masts - a 60 +76cm

No idea about fuse length but it's identical to a Takuma. Front wing is 59x26

Probably 10 days delivery I guess ? Depends on what priority it's sent. My Flysurfer stuff gets here in 5 days with FedEx economy.

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby Jzh_perth » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:33 am

So my foil arrived today - I've unboxed it here and posted plenty of pics.

It took 5 days shipping
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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby Jzh_perth » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:41 am

My foil was picked up on Friday 15/9 and arrived today being 19/9 - am very impressed. Package weight was 8kg I think ? It the foil weighs 6kg and it has an extra mast and a travel case.
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Inside the box
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Inside the mast is sealed.... same as the T.
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Rear wing shim - same as T
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I'm absolutely stoked - if I didn't know better this looks identical in all ways to a much more expensive aluminium foil

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby Jzh_perth » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:36 pm

Ready to ride. They also include the t nuts and screws too. No TefGel but I guess that would be expecting too much.
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I am going to ask about these tuttle adaptors.
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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby irwe » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:41 pm

Jzh What are the mast lengths? (cm)

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby Jzh_perth » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:55 pm

irwe wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Jzh What are the mast lengths? (cm)
I bought 60 and 76. They also have 91 cm available too

But They have also confirmed they will take customer orders for any Length you want. I am toying with a 40-50cm mast as I intend to use it in a kite school this summer. I could always cut the 50 down - I am undecided.
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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby GTC » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:34 pm

Hi there,
Any review on the larger HF (Takuma copy) in kiting?
Looks like a great option for surf and SUP but maybe it has a very low speed for kiting...
Thanks in advance

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby Jzh_perth » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:48 pm

I rode the Takuma and made a small video here : https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kit ... 100?page=1

It's slow which is exactly why Gunnar likes it and got me into it. That's what makes it so much fun actually. If you watch most wave foiling videos by amateurs, we end up riding the flat water between the waves as the foil is too fast.

This video session doesn't show any proper wave riding as it was my first session (and I'm a kook), but the foil lifts at walking speed and I hit 22 kmh with a kite. My avg for the session was 12kmh. I posted the gps track earlier in this thread. Or maybe the surf foil one.

Takuma show people paddling onto a wave and then foiling it so it's designed for slow prone surfing speeds. That's it's strong point actually. It's also blunt so a lot safer than a kite foil in surf.

Official vid : https://youtu.be/Pim3XdDSvB0

Real watersports unboxing : https://youtu.be/qCxruCSRTLQ

Kite with Takuma : https://youtu.be/IVn8TjOycwE

Kite/ SUP / Surf : https://youtu.be/y_m-ObPCCXM

Gunnar on Takuma : https://youtu.be/ygcZO1quUyM
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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby GTC » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks Jzh,
12kmh is veeeeeery slow. I average 25kmh on a twintip board (top speed of ~50kph)...
Maybe I should take a look at the smaller HF (similar to Slingshot Hover Glide)...

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby kishtsang » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:47 pm

I'm wondering if they are able to make a smaller front wing for the Takuma 'copy', would be cool to swap out for different sports and riding styles


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