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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby foilonfoil » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:31 pm

cglazier wrote:
Mossy 757 wrote:Back to hydrofoils...I found this pretty interesting:
Good find Mossy
I'm not sure how they rate thinks like "look" or "Travel" but some of the other ratings are interesting.

:wink: CG
+1

I know mast stiffness is really important but the integrated fuselage and wing configuration seem to be a factor when it comes to minimizing drag. Spotz and Taaroa are the most popular race foils in my locality given price and availability.

Reviewing the review - Essentially the same score so appears that difference is conditions/rider weight yet Sword or Levitaz have not featured much in the top 10 riders?

Banga Levitatz Spotz Sword
Rigidity 8 7 7 9
Tacking 8 7 8 8
Gybing 8 8 8 7
Stability 7 9 8 7
31 31 31 31

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby davesails7 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:14 pm

foilonfoil wrote:Sword or Levitaz have not featured much in the top 10 riders?
Nah. Maxime Nocher was on sword until this race. Olly Bridge was on Levitaz. Both in the top 5 every regatta this year I think.

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby davesails7 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:18 pm

cnski wrote:F-One and Elf appear to be holding their own
Which riders were on Elf? I heard someone say Olly switched from Elf to Ozone this race? Hard to tell, but looks like he (on the GB flag board) is riding an ozone kite in that link you posted at 1:49?

I really like that the hydrofoil pro tour posts tha gear list...

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby foilonfoil » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:26 pm

davesails7 wrote:
foilonfoil wrote:Sword or Levitaz have not featured much in the top 10 riders?
Nah. Maxime Nocher was on sword until this race. Olly Bridge was on Levitaz. Both in the top 5 every regatta this year I think.
Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby cnski » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:55 pm

http://formulakite.com/index.php/news-a ... ht-breezes

Italian rider Mario Calbucci(Elf/ Banga) apparently was doing very well in light air racing on day 5 until a tangle forced him to miss out on 2 races.

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby juanpasala » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:19 pm

Isnt it time to update this list?
What are the predictions for the worlds at Garda?

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby tkaraszewski » Wed May 01, 2019 12:57 am

juanpasala wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Isnt it time to update this list?
What are the predictions for the worlds at Garda?
Mike's Lab wins everything?

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby davesails7 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:11 pm

For current IKA registration equipment, Mike's Lab Bullet 3. (Bullet 4 is not registered equipment yet)

Chubanga V2 comes out next month, not registered IKA equipment. Early reviews sound promising.

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Re: Fastest production hydrofoils

Postby WH Lithuania » Wed May 01, 2019 7:55 pm

Garage crew is still winning the podium.

Will be funny to watch Olimpics gear show.


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