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Take Every Wave

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:56 am
by skideeppow
Just saw this laird movie. Really enjoyed it.
There was a ton of coverage of his foiling. He is using a stainless steel, mast, fuselage and rear wing.
Also looks to be around 4 feet high.
Reason for the steel? Seems to be for stiffness and stability. But looks so heavy.
Anyway, wouldn't carbon fire be just as stiff or does it have more flex than stainless steel?

Re: Take Every Wave

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:23 am
by OzBungy
How about a link to the video so we can all share in the fun?

Re: Take Every Wave

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:56 am
by Peter_Frank
The videos are really old, 2006 the first one, so using other materials than carbon was what one did :thumb:

8) PF

Re: Take Every Wave

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:59 pm
by skideeppow
Peter_Frank wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:56 am
The videos are really old, 2006 the first one, so using other materials than carbon was what one did :thumb:

8) PF
No, he was working with the Americas Cup Crew, so these videos were from 2016.
No link, this was at Mountain film Fest in a Aspen, movies not released till late Sept.

I'm assuming the stainless was just much stiffer than Carbon,

Re: Take Every Wave

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:18 pm
by Peter_Frank
skideeppow wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Peter_Frank wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:56 am
The videos are really old, 2006 the first one, so using other materials than carbon was what one did :thumb:

8) PF
No, he was working with the Americas Cup Crew, so these videos were from 2016.
No link, this was at Mountain film Fest in a Aspen, movies not released till late Sept.

I'm assuming the stainless was just much stiffer than Carbon,

"These videos" ???

The first one with Laird I think we all remember is this one from 2006:



Many more has appeared since then.

So I think you should put some videos up here to clarify ?

8) PF

Re: Take Every Wave

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:12 pm
by airsurfer
Laird could surf on an aluminum soda can and make it look impressive.

as far as stainless it's one of the softest metals and I doubt it's stiffer than carbon especially at "4 feet" unless it was pretty thick and would be heavy

Re: Take Every Wave

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:43 pm
by juandesooka
Is this from his towing in larger waves?
Longer mast I assume is to be able to carve deeper -- lean over further without breaking surface with wing. But also to handle more surface chop when towing.
He also used to have mounted boots ... holds on tight but the wipeouts must be fierce.
The latest videos of him sup foiling in peru appear to be on a gofoil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRjg-apbQzs