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Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Postby jumptheshark » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:23 pm

Yeah, super cool, but I bet you ten bucks that set up sinks.
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Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Postby nixmatters » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 pm

stevez wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:16 am
B19 ELS wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Could you use an old skateboard deck. would not even glass it as it would be strong enough?
Like this:

https://www.instagram.com/nathanvanvuur ... 0yxbchx9o9

Though looks like it could do with some glass to stiffen up a little.
That's cool! Gotta try my Arbor Fleetwood 43" deck at the cable park... easier to find it when it sinks :lol:
Wouldn't a carbon UD strip do the job to stiffen it up enough for foiling, while keeping the flex in skate mode unaffected? :roll:

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Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Postby nothing2seehere » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm

There was a video a couple of years back with a guy riding a zeeko foil on the shinn foil plate (the stiffener bit that goes on the bottom of the shinnster to make it foil compatible). When he fell it bobbed just under the surface of the water. I seem to remember he did a quick test first by just dropping the foil in the water to see what would happen. From memory it bobbed under the surface for a minute - though I don't recall if it sank after that time.

The shinn foil plate isn't much difference in size to a skateboard so it might work? I remember he did use the carbon foil which may have a better layer of air trapped in it though. Not so bad if you can use the kite to waterstart. Wouldn't fancy swimming that pump foil back to shore if you fell off.

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Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Postby stevez » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:10 pm

jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Yeah, super cool, but I bet you ten bucks that set up sinks.
I'd be glad to, and I'd bet another ten that the foil floats on its own.
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Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Postby jumptheshark » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:37 pm

Well, I ride a Zeeko foil. Aluminum one, and it weighs just under 4kg. It most def does not float! Rode it for two years bolted to a wood skim (43" by 19") five ply hardwood just like a skate deck with a full double thickness deck pad. It barely floats the foil. Some wipeouts when it all wend straight down it could take 20 sec to slowly surface. Long enough to get your heartrate up!

@ nothin2, Maybe the Zeeko carbon foil floats, but I'm pretty sure the Shinn plate is solid carbon and sinks. I would have to see it to believe it.

Either way, a skateboard deck is not much flotation and "most" carbon foils weigh somewhere in the neighbourhood of 3kg and don't float. Not saying it's impossible, but it would take a particular foil to make it work.

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Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Postby jumptheshark » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:55 pm

stevez wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:10 pm
jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Yeah, super cool, but I bet you ten bucks that set up sinks.
I'd be glad to, and I'd bet another ten that the foil floats on its own.
Turns out your right. In this clip he says the foil floats. Who knew!



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Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Postby stevez » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:11 am

Pretty sure the gofoil floats too, definitely will with the bigger wings for sure. I think most of the all-carbon surf foils either float or are at least reasonably bouyancy neutral.


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