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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby norcom » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:04 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:46 am
norcom wrote:
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These are interesting.

I liked this idea well enough to try. I think Ketos has M6.
:lol: Well, I was thinking of putting them under the board but I guess that works too. :thumb:

I've picked up the Noir Matter Quick Flight System for when I need a hand QR release for the foil. Getting out on the jet ski with the foil assembled and other gear is a bit hard. The Quick Flight System works OK. It's great being able to connect/disconnect the foil instantly without tools.

I've been eyeing this other track system now. Works like the FCS2 fin boxes. Since I don't jump with the big foils and love my Slingshot Converter this could be perfect for those days where I would switch back and forth between surfboard and foil. Though the Peaks pretty much changed those days to 100% foil.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7mRPkXHIxP ... e=ig_embed

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby jakemoore » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:02 pm

I think they would work well under the board if a bit of extra drag on touchdown would not bother you. I have used wingnuts with a plate foil. Drag was increased but it was really not a bother.

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:35 pm

Hmmm, the Quick Flight System seems tempting, but I can not see how it works in detail, and would worry that it comes loose, based on the video alone....

The "self locking" brackets later in the video, what is that???

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby bragnouff » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:00 pm

norcom wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:04 pm
So what happens when you hit the bottom, or a patch of seaweed, or a fish or whatever? Doesn't seem to require any substantial force to unclick out of place. Definitely not sold on the concept!

And to be honest, when converting your board from foilboard to surfboard, the problem is never really about the time it takes to unbolt the foil, but all about going back to your car/garage/locker/... to put it away in a place where it won't get nicked.

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby knotwindy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 pm

Can you mount them backwards to only release on a hit from behind?

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby norcom » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 pm

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:00 pm
norcom wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:04 pm
So what happens when you hit the bottom, or a patch of seaweed, or a fish or whatever? Doesn't seem to require any substantial force to unclick out of place. Definitely not sold on the concept!

And to be honest, when converting your board from foilboard to surfboard, the problem is never really about the time it takes to unbolt the foil, but all about going back to your car/garage/locker/... to put it away in a place where it won't get nicked.
This happens?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Ugh, I wont lie. I'm just stealing content from another forum and posting it here. :oops:
https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index ... 741.0.html

I think it's an interesting idea and according to some of the replies in the other forum it works. I was thinking of adding a single screw on the front. And yes, I'm sometimes worried about my foil being stolen if/when I leave it on the beach but the girlfriend can keep an eye on it. :lol:

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby norcom » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:50 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Hmmm, the Quick Flight System seems tempting, but I can not see how it works in detail, and would worry that it comes loose, based on the video alone....

The "self locking" brackets later in the video, what is that???

8) Peter
Are you talking about the "Noir Matter Quick Flight System" or the video I posted? Because the Noir Matter QFS that I'm using is this:
https://noirmatter.com/products/quick-flight-system

Completely different from the "Santa Cruz Foils" one.

Unless you mean the Santa Cruz Foils slanted nuts that fit into the groves without having to align them from the center and then rotate to tighten.
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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:06 pm

Oooh, I thought it was one and the same, sorry...

Referring to the Santa Cruz video.

Any details or video of the Quick flight system?

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby norcom » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:23 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:06 pm
Any details or video of the Quick flight system?

8) Peter
Don't have any videos of the Noir Matter Quick Flight System but it works. It's not loose as a review from the place I bought it from said it was. In fact I had to loosen the bolts once I put the base on the board and tightened it. The fit was way too close to slide in. Once I loosened the bolts slightly I still had to use my hand to hammer the thing in place. Could avoid that with less tension but I didn't want it to move.

I've used it with the GoFoil M280 and M200 wings, so TONS of force on it. No issues. I put the foil and the board on my jet ski surfboard rack and once at the foil spot I assemble it. Then take it apart once I'm done and put it on the board racks. The biggest drawback is if you use multiple boards/foils and don't have the quick mount plate on all of them you now have 8 bolts instead of 4 to mess with. The bolts that attach the plate to the foil need to be perfect within a few millimeters or the plate wont fit. The extra 1lb of weight is an issue. But it's the best solution so far that I found to get the big foil out on the jetski.

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Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

Postby TomW » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:19 pm

I solved this problem by buying a car that's big enough to let me put foil in without disassembly.
Only costs 38,000 dollars....


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