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Rare proto model

Postby sabraxas » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 pm

Any information about this?

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Re: Rare proto model

Postby tegirinenashi » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:29 am

Looks like somebody stole metal sculpture in the nearby park, brought it to the beach, and was compelled to hack foot bindings on top of it. Modern art in its finest form.

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Re: Rare proto model

Postby NYKiter » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:57 am

Looks pretty cool....I bet it works...

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Re: Rare proto model

Postby revhed » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:16 pm

2 STRUTS, NOT NEEDED! :nono: Excess drag! Inhibits turning!
Maybe with one and having seen underside profile MIGHT merit test? :?:
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Re: Rare proto model

Postby grigorib » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:28 pm

there are not many airplanes capable of flying backwards, are there?
There were prototypes but they sucked

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Re: Rare proto model

Postby geron » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 pm

Hello, I am the owner, builder and designer of this board. The picture was taken in Progreso, Yucatán, Mexico (where I am from, live, kite and test this prototype); it is work in progress and would like for it not be public yet, even if (I have to admit) it gives me grate curiosity to see what people in this forum think.

I can say that it has some good riding characteristics and others that I want to improve.

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Re: Rare proto model

Postby sabraxas » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:00 pm

Thanks Geron for your reply.
Your model looks nice, disruptive and innovative.

How does it perform? Do you have any video?

I guess you took Nomad bindings from a kiteboard.

It's a dream for most of non hydrofoil kiters a bidireccional hydrofoil becoming a reality.

Good luck with the design.
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Re: Rare proto model

Postby Toby » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:06 pm

I am sorry guys, Geron requested that the pictures gets deleted.

I hope soon we will have more info from him once he will release it.

Looking forward to a video of this!

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Re: Rare proto model

Postby geron » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:19 am

Thanks, a video is due; I can already ride in it. This is the v3, you should have seen v1... jaja

There are unexpected good sorprices and other not so good; it is always grate to be able to build and try oneself. Also, I am sure that I would learn allot from a discusión here, just not quite ready yet.

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Re: Rare proto model

Postby Toby » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:27 am

I hope you have videos of all versions!

Would be fun to see the development you go thru.
Like a documentary. Priceless footage 👍🏻

How far are you away from releasing more info?


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