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Re: Low tech freeride foils

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:14 pm

I think there are and have been many low tech low cost foils.

Liquid Force
Cabrinha
First Naish
And many others...

But if coarse, as many are willing to pay for high tech, low tech will not dominate.
And beginners re-sell their used low tech often, so the same amount is not needed is my guess.

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Re: Low tech freeride foils

Postby TomW » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:00 pm

The manufacturers are looking at every little detail to reduce costs. tooling, materials, waste, labor, production yields, returns due to uneven quality. Balance that with their goals for the product: volume of production, performance, differentiation, consumer appeal.
Its always going to be optimized for these conditions. What works for one manufacturer may not for another.
Its interesting to follow what develops.

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Re: Low tech freeride foils

Postby fluidity » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:33 am

neilhapgood wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:04 am
Is pre peg carbon any better than standard?
I suspect so.
Resin infusion requires low viscosity resin without fillers.
Hand layup is easier with lower viscosity resins.
Factory prepared prepreg SHOULD combine full resin fibre saturation with mixed in microfibres to better bond the layers to each other
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Re: Low tech freeride foils

Postby fluidity » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:37 am

Have a look over in the gear builders forum, there are some low tech wood core hand carved foils there. Mine is a bit higher tech, 3D designed, 3D printed core. I used a higher than normal fill % in cubic pattern so it is fully closed cell. Plenty layers of composites for it's real strength though.


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