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by windmaker
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Imperfections Carbon Mast
Replies: 46
Views: 2273

Re: Imperfections Carbon Mast

despite all the claims of masts from big brands failing, I haven't seen this in recent years and given the number of masts in circulation from companies like Moses its obvious that there is no problem here to solve by a 747 engineer ...and copying a good design is never been easy so big brands can/...
by windmaker
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Imperfections Carbon Mast
Replies: 46
Views: 2273

Re: Imperfections Carbon Mast

Project Cedrus is the only hollow carbon mast on the market. I respect and appreciate your enthusiasm, as I am also an Engineer, but you'd sell more product with full transparency and / or better market research: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32873647072.html https://www.f-one.world/product/carbo...
by windmaker
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fone Mirage Carbon 1000 - (opinions)
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Fone Mirage Carbon 1000 - (opinions)

I haven't but know someone who has. They are pretty close, 1000 carves better and is slightly faster, 1080 has slightly better take off speed and glide.
by windmaker
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Imperfections Carbon Mast
Replies: 46
Views: 2273

Re: Imperfections Carbon Mast

I think it is fair to say that there is a significant difference between carbon masts, not so much between aluminum masts. Depending on layup and quality of materials used there can be a 10x fold difference in stiffness and strength between 2 different carbon masts. Some aluminum masts are even sti...
by windmaker
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Imperfections Carbon Mast
Replies: 46
Views: 2273

Re: Imperfections Carbon Mast

I think it is fair to say that there is a significant difference between carbon masts, not so much between aluminum masts. Depending on layup and quality of materials used there can be a 10x fold difference in stiffness and strength between 2 different carbon masts. Some aluminum masts are even stif...
by windmaker
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold
Replies: 159
Views: 13064

Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

A lot of beginner kite foilers will be pissed when I tell them a turn 180° to toe side and riding back the other way isn’t a gybe until they change their feet. A lot of sailors would wonder how you can get from one upwind tack to the opposite upwind tack having neither tacked nor gybed. - The conce...
by windmaker
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold
Replies: 159
Views: 13064

Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Out swell riding on my wing where I normally kitefoil. Straight downwind, carving across swells, but wings can’t cutback like a Kitefoil can, you have to gybe the wing to go back, then gybe it again to to complete the cutback, very clumsy. On a Kitefoil it is just a flick of the wrist. Maybe a deal...
by windmaker
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold
Replies: 159
Views: 13064

Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Maybe we'll call wingfoiling a 'proper sport' when they get their own forum, and don't have to rely on a kite forum to push their sport. Just sayin'. ;-) 1) Wingfoiling is physically more of a proper sport than kitesurfing. 2) There are already dedicated Wingfoiling forums. 3) Most Wingfoilers post...
by windmaker
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fone Mirage Carbon 1000 - (opinions)
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Fone Mirage Carbon 1000 - (opinions)

I use a Mirage 1000 for Wingfoiling! Carves really nice without loosing speed and glides very well for it's size. At 1000cm2 it is faster than the IC6 850 probably due to a thinner profile and smaller stab.
by windmaker
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: New Wings vs First Generation
Replies: 30
Views: 3664

Re: New Wings vs First Generation

There will be huge changes coming. Especially with construction and materials. At the moment there are huge differences between the brands in regards to performance and durability of the wings. What I find interesting is that some gen 1 wings are actually performing better than most Gen 2 or 3 wing...

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