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Mounting a wake skate to a hydro foil

Postby IanNJ » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:56 pm



About two months ago I was driving with my foil upside down (mast pointing up) on the top of my car, strapped in. I have done this a bunch around town. I forgot it was there and went through the ATM drive threw at the bank and ripped the mast out of the box (Alien Air/MHL combo) :nono: .

Sooooo....this gave me the opportunity to mount the wake skate. After using a crappy one I swapped out for a new one while I fix the Alien Air. Here is a video.

Overall im not a big fan. Its fun for sure and a great novelty for traveling but the board is too heavy for its size and in really light wind the board sinks faster then it plans, I find this is mostly an issues in the ocean when there is some type of wave.

enjoy the video. hope its helpful.

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Re: Mounting a wake skate to a hydro foil

Postby Starsky » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:58 pm

Skims and Paipo's are other great low volume options for easy mounting that plane up quick and survive touch downs a bit better.

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Re: Mounting a wake skate to a hydro foil

Postby IanNJ » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:06 am

due to the rocker on the nose this survives touch downs very well.

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Re: Mounting a wake skate to a hydro foil

Postby Starsky » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:33 am

Not dissin the skate, In fact, much respect for being able to do it.

I have tried it and find strapless a lot easier on the surf and now skim.

The skate is super cool but mine has so much rocker its like water starting a plow. The surfboard is so much easier. The skim is harder, but no where near as hard as the skate. You would really have to be good at getting on a foil in one clean shot and nailing at least 50% of your transitions. I'm not there. For now I'm loving the skim.

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Re: Mounting a wake skate to a hydro foil

Postby ronnie » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:17 pm

This is one of Horue's light wind windsurf foils mounted on a wakeboard.

https://www.facebook.com/horuemovie/pho ... =3&theater

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