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Expandable Foil?

Postby Toby » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:14 pm

Just thinking here...I saw several times guys walking in the water for a while to get into deeper areas...would it be possible to do an expandable foil ?

Would anyone buy it?

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Re: Expandable Foil?

Postby TPink » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:19 pm

Expandable as in on the fly? or set a certain height on the beach?

The former would be tough, the latter much easier...

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Re: Expandable Foil?

Postby ronnie » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:46 pm

Thierry Schmitter is developing a seated hydrofoil board and the intention seems to be that it is hinged at the back of the board and sits behind the rider until he gets out into deeper water.

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Re: Expandable Foil?

Postby Toby » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:19 am

no, not on the fly.

Ronnie, what do you mean by seated? Like fold away?

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Re: Expandable Foil?

Postby ronnie » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:02 pm

Toby wrote:no, not on the fly.

Ronnie, what do you mean by seated? Like fold away?
Hi Toby,
I got myself confused by in what Thierry is doing with F-One and Sit-Kite and it was actually Christophe at Handi-Kite who was developing the hinged hydrofoil.

http://www.handikite.fr/2.html


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