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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby philippe 13 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:11 pm

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There are huge differences between a windfoil and kitefoil : mast - fuselage and box has to be stronger to withstand the stress which is higher on a windfoil, the wings must be different (area and profile), and must be in a different position than in kitefoil.


Horue has the biggest range for windfoil :

-The Horue GP 2016 with 3 differents front wings (one of them, the cruising one, can be ridden on both kitefoil and windfoil), this foil has the biggest feedback on the market today, a true best seller.
-The Horue Vini 2016, a new model with an amazing R&D allowing a better stability, reducing the drag of mast etc... and with an increased stiffness for amazing jumps :heartface: . This model has the same new front wings of the GP but a different rear wing.

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- A board especially designed for windsurf AND windfoil: the new Horue Tiny 200 in 4 differents volumes.
Our boards are carbon made, made in Europe. Our foil are 100% carbon made, 100% made in France.







For windrange, I usualy ride on 4.7m² in 11kts with Horue Vini LW and tiny 95L! My weight : 72kg. Just amazing!

See you on the water guys!! :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:48 pm

Now that last post was an Advertisement.

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby Horst Sergio » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:32 pm

3InletsWindsports wrote:Now that last post was an Advertisement.
At least a bit :wink: , but may be somebody with experience in both worlds has still some content about the differences between wind- and kitefoils.

@Phil:
I am a fan of your work. Although the H13 is not my way, may be the vini and tiny will be next year. I am just worried about the delivery time frame. Maybe you can give some more details about construction without publishing business secrets?

@ronnie:
Thanks, for the video and pic, allready seen, nice to see the all the new ideas around.

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby Europ2 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:49 pm

Posted on 2016, jan 19th, the Taaroa windfoil project.
At 00:57, it's a TAAROA !

http://vimeo.com/152274872
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/152274872[/vimeo]
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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby ronnie » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:05 am

Neil Pryde RS:X Convertible windfoil for the Olympic games in 2024. It is planned to put the production version on sale in 2017 (Which I presume is the green ONE SERIES version with a slightly bigger sail).
There will be a cheaper construction ONE SERIES version for feeder competitions. The Olympic version will be 120 litres, 6kg and use a 7.8m 4-cammed sail. The Olympic version will be used in downwind slalom races from 5 to 14 knots, and when the windrange is above that, they use a normal windsurf fin in the board.

This is the prototype being tested.
https://www.facebook.com/neilprydewinds ... =3&theater

http://www.rsxclass.com/flying-generati ... -the-test/

http://boards.co.uk/features/olympic-evolution.html

The first windfoil race series took place recently in France and was won on this 121 litre windfoil board with 7.8m sail - similar to the Olympic spec.


Horue already have a 120 litre convertible windfoil board on sale.
https://www.facebook.com/Horuefoil

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby davesails7 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:04 pm

How fast are they upwind and downwind?

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby ronnie » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:17 am

davesails7 wrote:How fast are they upwind and downwind?
They say on Facebook it was doing 25 knots in 15 knots of wind, but nothing about upwind, downwind.

They propose changing the Olympic Race Format from Course Racing to Downwind Slalom Racing, so upwind is not a target, other than to get to the start line in very light wind (5 to 14 knots).

Its early days, and they haven't said who they are working with on the Neil Pryde Project, but by 'coincidence'? Taaroa have started a windfoil Project in the same location using an experienced windsurf racer who is very familiar with foiling. The main problem will be making 5 knots of wind a foiling/racing/gybing wind, so I expect the design issues will be mostly focussed on that.



This is the Downwind Slalom Format. The current lower wind limit is 7 knots, and the largest board and sail allowed is 85cm wide and 10m sail. It's now no rules racing - to avoid protests delaying proceedings/results.
The RS:X windfoil equipment is a single, convertible board, 75 cm wide and uses a single 7.8m sail for all conditions.



Neil Pryde sponsor Antoine Albeau - 10 times World Slalom Champion and the windsurf speed World Record holder. He is an experienced windfoiler/wakefoiler (and he can kitesurf), so they have a lot of experience to draw on going into this Project.


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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby ronnie » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:53 am

Windsurf freestyle involves getting air off flat water. With a foil, more height is available (and maybe more take-off speed). The tricks where he lands going forward may be possible with a windfoil, but it would be more risky. Its another area where the windfoil has an advantage, as it can be like having a 90cm wave available to use as a ramp.


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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby renaudbarbier » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:56 pm

our windfoil just got released.

it's based on our aluminum manta 2 kitefoil designed which has been reworked to fit wind foiling..
http://www.thekitefoil.com/#!manta-2-2016/frb72
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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby Starsky » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:06 pm

First alloy set up for WS. That will kick start things a bit.

As to the freestyle crossover for WS foiling. There is a lot of lateral sliding and tail first nose landings with pivot outs in WS freestyle.... There is no breaking out the tail like that in foiling. They will be doing loops off flat water, but thats it.


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