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Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby ap888 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:04 am

Will sanding this down to make a better transition... increase glide/speed will it affect strength very much if at all...will the glide/speed even be noticeable...it’s a slingshot Hover NF2 by the way...is there a purpose for this being abrupt is it better :?:
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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby BWD » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:02 am

Easy way to see: use some surf wax to build a fairing/cone behind the edge and ride it, then remove and try again, see if there’s a difference. Theoretically it might be better, but no guarantee

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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby zloilyoha » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 am

ap888 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:04 am
Will sanding this down to make a better transition... increase glide/speed :?:
no
its a nice allround foil, with lots of stability and lowend, but its not a "speedster"
just ride it and have fun

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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby edt » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:51 pm

BWD wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:02 am
Easy way to see: use some surf wax to build a fairing/cone behind the edge and ride it, then remove and try again, see if there’s a difference. Theoretically it might be better, but no guarantee
what bwd said.

I think you'll notice the difference, but try it first before modding your foil.

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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby BWD » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:58 pm

, but its not a "speedster
Also this, got my first ever rides on one gliding along 50-100 yards, but when i wanted more, it was time for something else. Or so i thought, at least (still not great at foiling, but now i can kook out at higher velocity)

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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby ap888 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:03 pm

Tried with silicone a while ago but wasn’t satisfied with how smooth it turned out... if it’s even slightly bumpy will most likely slow it down...but yeah surf wax good idea for sure have to try that

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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby plummet » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:42 am

It will be slightly more efficient, but will you notice? Not sure.

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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby ap888 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:14 am

Skipped the testing phase could have went more gradual but other side was getting close to where mast slides in..its the little things that make a big difference :naughty: ...
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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:35 am

Now just make it weigh 1/2 what it does and you'll be all set! :lol:

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Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Postby ap888 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:57 am

Yeah lol heavy as sh*t gonna be the backup/dust collector foil getting 633 setup soon just waiting to see what comes out in 2019 :thumb:


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