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Re: foiling with a big board

Postby slowboat » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:16 pm

jkrug wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:58 pm
it's amazing to watch him zoom around while others are standing still waiting for a good wave to come thru. i gotta believe he's not a big guy if that's really a 4'6" board...can he really stand on that without being up on the foil?

which brings me to my main question: does having a foil beneath you on a SUP provide greater stability and therefore allow a much smaller board? thinking about purchasing such a board but i need to be able to stand on it without falling every second. for example, my current standard SUP board is 7'10" Hypernut 130L, which I'm very comfortable on. how much smaller could i go on a SUP foil board?
The foil will help you stand only if you have some decent forward speed. Guys on videos like this are top 0.5 percenters. Doesn't really apply to most humans, even pretty athletic ones.

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Re: foiling with a big board

Postby juanpasala » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:00 pm

TomW wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:32 pm
There's a guy up here that's known for his long-distance windsurfing. He also kites and foils. He's been using a 90L freestyle windsurf board with a hydrofoil and kite to do long distance in light wind. If he gets skunked with wind dieing, he rolls his kite up and paddles in and works it out. Apparently he's going 2km offshore.

This got me thinking to make a board specifically designed for Hydrofoiling and prone paddling if needed. Like a short thick board. 175*47*10cm.

Any thoughts?
Get yourseld an old formula race board with a tuttle and fit any SUP or Windsurf foil, works quite nice.

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Re: foiling with a big board

Postby TomW » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:03 pm

Interesting stuff!

My thoughts were 100% kite foiling, then the bouyancy and right width to prone paddle home if the wind dies. A safety feature.

Of course, a 2 part paddle neatly stored might make it easier to paddle home ? Then board would need to be wide.

Thought was maximize kite foiling experience, with prone paddling ability. not a sup foil board. Generally short sups are too wide to prone paddle. Therefore thinking 25" wide. Too narrow to sup on.

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Re: foiling with a big board

Postby TomW » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:08 pm

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The outwit is 5-10*25"*5". 100L.
That might work.
I have this SUP surfer I was going to make. 7-0*32". I could cut it down.


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