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Re: Raptor concept foiling board

Postby BWD » Thu Nov 02, 2023 6:59 pm

Barracuda style downwind SUP-influenced boards are the answer to this question. For wingfoil at least. Seems cumbersome for kiting though. The moth-like thing tried before did not give benefits.
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Re: Raptor concept foiling board

Postby IWantToFly » Fri Nov 03, 2023 6:07 am

Bladebarry wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2023 6:41 pm
I use hybrid 11,5 and 24 m line. Sometimes the wind go down immediately and remaining 4 knot, I swimming for long distances. If I will have a floating board I'm Sure I arrive on the beach, without swimming
So get a wing foil? There are some videos out there of people kite foiling on higher volume wing foils for this exact reason.

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Re: Raptor concept foiling board

Postby jakemoore » Fri Nov 03, 2023 7:08 am

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Re: Raptor concept foiling board

Postby mashimisha2 » Fri Nov 03, 2023 8:33 am

I was thinking of the same idea . . . a voluminous keel to provide floatation for swimming home, while allowing the edge to submerge for water starts.
I would make it smaller than he did (115cm), and avoid the pointy part at the front.

I might also install a small sound system and mini-bar.

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Re: Raptor concept foiling board

Postby IWantToFly » Fri Nov 03, 2023 6:53 pm

mashimisha2 wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2023 8:33 am
I might also install a small sound system and mini-bar.
Now you have my interest.

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Re: Raptor concept foiling board

Postby Trent hink » Fri Nov 03, 2023 9:13 pm

I understand the hull, but I don't see the point of attaching a huge wide deck to it.

Kiters don't need much space to stand: Make the hull long and narrow enough, and it should be possible to achieve foiling speeds with less drag than any planing hull, plus the long ends won't interfere much when pumping up on a foil.

I'm not sure what the best volume would be, but it would have to be something less than the rider's weight.

Possibly it could be significantly less...

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Re: Raptor concept foiling board

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:27 pm

I like the "Raptor" idea.

Much more fun than the longer wingfoil DW boards, as they are simply too long, compared.

Have a board myself, wide and volume and short and superlight - the best for marginal winds when you risk getting downed either far out or in cold winter water.

Here on the day out for the first time in 2018, compared to my 118 thin Ketos board:
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It really works great when it can be "risky" because of its volume:
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Of course if riding closer to shore and sufficient wind, this board is not needed - but it CAN really make a difference on both marginal wind days and for self rescue :thumb:

8) Peter


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