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anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life

Postby papasmerf » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:42 am




i wonder what happens if glue gets warm or hot.

just wondering

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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:34 am

Someone here used one. Ripped the bottom skin off the board...
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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby alowishus » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:12 pm

NYKiter had a bad experience but wasn’t using the Foilmount system, only the adhesive I believe..

I seriously considered initially to save a few bucks. It’s a great idea, but I definitely prefer a specifically designed foilboard with tracks. Lots of 2nd hand options around these days. Peace of mind :cool2:

Not expensive to get tracks inserted in an existing board.

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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby joekitetime » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:25 pm

I've used it and it worked great. Exactly as advertised. I put it on a beach dog skim.

The problem with putting it on a surfboard or fiberglass board is exactly what you experienced. The foil mount is so strong that while it will hold the foil the glass/foam bond isn't as strong and became the weak link. Sorry about that!

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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby NYKiter » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:00 pm

Yup...flushed a moses down the toilet.....put a secondary cable on it but it ripped it right off...

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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby adriatic » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:51 am

I think with kite-construction boards it is pretty safe, specially if the area is almost flat.
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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby PurdyKiter » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:07 am

Kamikuza wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:34 am
Someone here used one. Ripped the bottom skin off the board...
Friend of mine ruined his perfectly good production board when it de-laminated. Bad Idea.

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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby Mossy 757 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:53 pm

I hear the stick-on foil mounts work best for adding a bidirectional foil to a twin tip.

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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby downunder » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:37 pm

adriatic wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:51 am
I've ben using it for 1year (about 40 sessions so far), rock solid, very happy with it.
Allowed me to get into hydrofoiling spending not much, and now after having progressed I feel could take the next step and buy a dedicated pocket board.
I think with kite-construction boards it is pretty safe, specially if the area is almost flat.
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I am trying to find this countersunk nuts like yours, where did u get those?

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Re: anyone used this stick on foilmount? in real life.

Postby PurdyKiter » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:01 pm

adriatic wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:51 am
I think with kite-construction boards it is pretty safe, specially if the area is almost flat.
True. The board my friend destroyed with a Foilmount was a Slingshot Celeritas 5'8" surf-directional, which is an EPS core with a factory skin. The skin separated from the core and the entire bottom of the board is now a big air bubble.


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