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by tmcfarla
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil damage from package
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Foil damage from package

I doubt it will impact performance much. Hard to tell from picture, but it looks like it is going to be above water most of the time. That said, it shouldn’t come like that, and I’d consider asking for a new mast. A dent like that may cause whistling when it is below water. Annoying, but nothing ter...
by tmcfarla
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: First vacuum project guide
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: First vacuum project guide

You can use a household vacuum cleaner to hold carbon onto the board while it cures, but you'd need something stronger if you plan on actually using vacuum to bend the foam. There are a few ways of getting rocker in the foam (glued while bent, thermo-form, or shape from a block). 1.) Shape your blan...
by tmcfarla
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid force spacecraft
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Re: Liquid force spacecraft

My dad has a moon patrol (similar board) that he really likes. I've never riden it, but it looks like a really nice board. I think I recall him saying that it held speed well and did really nice toe-side carving. At $120 it seems like an easy buy.
by tmcfarla
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Moses fuselage on Lift mast
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Moses fuselage on Lift mast

I've never heard of a Lift to Moses adaptor. I think there is an adaptor for moses fuse on an aluminum slingshot mast, that is probably going to be more economical than paying someone to make a custom adaptor.
by tmcfarla
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hand Sewing Ripstop Nylon
Replies: 22
Views: 1073

Re: Hand Sewing Ripstop Nylon

I did this on a tear from trailing edge to leading edge and it is fine so far. Repair tape on either side of canopy, then hand-stitched the perimeter of the tape with uv resistant sail repair tape. Resale value goes to zero, but seems to work fine. I don’t know anything about sewing and didn’t do an...
by tmcfarla
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carbon mast on liquid force impulse setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Carbon mast on liquid force impulse setup?

I think a carbon fuselage would be more improvement than a carbon mast. My lift carbon mast weighs about the same as my aluminum (zeeko) mast, but the carbon fuselage and wingset weighs less than an aluminum fuselage (without wings). Liquid force does make a carbon fuselage, or at least they did.
by tmcfarla
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boxer Water Re-Launch?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: Boxer Water Re-Launch?

I have a 10m boxer from 2018 (maybe 2017, can't remember). 1.) It does not relaunch as well as a cloud in flat water, so maybe you've just been spoiled 2.) The relaunch is pretty good, except towards bottom of range. There is definitely a wind band that I could ride with a foil, but not relaunch the...
by tmcfarla
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice used hybrid board
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Advice used hybrid board

First, the only reason to get a hybrid board like that is if you plan to both surf and hydrofoil in the near future. If this isn't you, don't get a hybrid board. Second, even if you plan to do both, there is a compromise. The compromise for surfing is that the board is a bit heavier and stiffer, not...
by tmcfarla
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Armstrong vs LF
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Armstrong vs LF

I finally upgraded my foilfish to an Armstrong hs1050. I was having a great time on the lf. Upwind, downwind toeside and long runs . Well, back to the basics with the new beast. I can’t ride the board on the water and barely am able to go 100m. Couple questions.... Is muscle memory so ingrained its...
by tmcfarla
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast length for mixed kite/wing/surf
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: Mast length for mixed kite/wing/surf

True, wouldn't it be better to get a short one for surf, and a long one for wing and kite? Instead of a compromise? 8) Peter Of course it would be nice, but then the compromise is having cheaper setup, probably aluminum. I had aluminum in the past, I’m too lazy to take apart and clean. I would get ...

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