Hi João,JoãoSilva wrote: ↑Mon Dec 25, 2023 6:26 pmThank you MikkelzaMikkelza wrote: ↑Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:31 amSounds like a great plan. I have started to think about jumping with hydrofoil. Although it seems scary and a stupid idea.. But my Thruster foil would also be the one to try on, if I dare to, one day. I have other foils more wave orientated, but I guess they are less suitable for jumping..JoãoSilva wrote: ↑Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:49 amThank you guys for the replies. I shoukd have stated that I was looking into the LF thruster as a cheap fast foil that I could jump with.
I am used to the duotone speedster combo and I love it but the top end speed is starting to seem slow to me. I am not sure it is the foil, I much believe I could squeze more speed out of it with better technique, but it is so much easier to blame the gear. I was also curious on the naish thrust kite foil that has higher AR and smaller area.
Also jumping on the duotone speedster that has a composite fuselage has been woring me for some time as I've heard they are prone to break.
Have you experienced strong humming at speed with the LF thuster and HD fuselage? I ask becouse I get a lot of humming with the LF rocket V2 on a standard fuselage.
Are you aware of how fast you have been able to get on the thruster? My experience is mostly on duotone speedster, and I find it hard to get much above 40km/h, I don't have that much experience I would recon, and also I am nearly 100kg, so quite heavy, but I find that the speedster has quite a thick profile and that migth hinder the speed, I've been thinking of getting the speedster GT, but for the price I migth as well get a full thruster foil and if the build of that LF thuster is the same as the one on the LF rocket that foil is nearly indestructible, I belive they have no foam core and are all glass fiber.
I also think the thruster much thiner profile, is it?
Can you confirm my believes? =)
Thank you and good festivities
- I have not measured speed. 40km/h sounds fast. I think you can google to LF own data on how fast the thruster can go
- the Thruster foil have quite some thick profile. I like that, since it gives some lift to the foil (as I understand), at lower speed - this will make the max speed lower, I guess. I don't have a device to measure the thickness on my foil wing
- The Rocket foil and Thruster are very different. The Rocket foils is very solid/undestructable, as you write, the thruster wings are less robust. I did a 'chip'/damaged one corner by putting the foil at asphalt.
- I don't recon having much humming sound when sailing the Thruster
I just googled Liquid force Thruster max speed, and got the following:
Comfort zone speed: 14 – 22 MPH
Low end lift speed (variable): 7 MPH
Top speed (Variable): 32 MPH