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Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Postby TomW » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 pm

The extra plate causes a lot of extra drag. I had similar one on my surfboard to compensate for bottom channels. It was not a good solution touching down at 35km hr.

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Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Postby Jan F2B » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:40 pm

during levitation the plate hasn't contact with water
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Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Postby merl » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:47 am

An update in case anyone is in the same boat as me. After a few more sessions I became even more convinced that I needed to move the mast plate. So I drilled, filled with epoxy and re-drilled. On the water the difference was huge. Everything got easier, faster and more relaxed. Even managed my first fully foiling turns heal to toeside, so I am happy.

My conclusion is that having adjustable tracks would surely a big benefit when learning.

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Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Postby Jan F2B » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:09 pm

merl wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:47 am
An update in case anyone is in the same boat as me. After a few more sessions I became even more convinced that I needed to move the mast plate. So I drilled, filled with epoxy and re-drilled. On the water the difference was huge. Everything got easier, faster and more relaxed. Even managed my first fully foiling turns heal to toeside, so I am happy.

My conclusion is that having adjustable tracks would surely a big benefit when learning.
... you are definitely right merl
there are also many other reasons why adjustable tracks are useful:
- the possibility of mounting different foils to the board (with a standard track spacing of course)
- different riders want to use the same foil set - they differ in height - they have a different natural stance - the foil setting can be adapted to the comfortable position of the rider on the board
... and many others...
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Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Postby edt » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:19 pm

takes a little extra time to set up adjustable plate so having fixed holes is nice too.

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Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Postby Jan F2B » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:49 pm

edt wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:19 pm
takes a little extra time to set up adjustable plate so having fixed holes is nice too.
especially when you're strapless then it's easier to find the right position on the board

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Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Postby trod27 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:09 pm

Anybody know where to get one of these?
http://foil2board.com/hydrofoil-mounting-plate/


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