revhed wrote:Any chance to mount a go pro or similar under the board to see this?
Haven't tried yet.
I think gopro wouldn't show the moment so well as a rider can experience under her/his feet.
Do the rails inhibit the boards on the water turning as the rails would seem to act like long fins?
Rather like twintip fins which gives a room to correct the heading of the board during water transitions.
Long fins would cause the board acting like a train on a railway.
So nice to see innovative ideas being applied to our toys, keep it up!
Love to observe creativeness of our industry. However we are still far away from an ideal foilboard designs.
I think the foilboards' design will go into various directions with specialised boards for each main field like learning, freeride, jumping, strapless, ultralight winds, wave, racing.
Rather no more one-board for all.
I really feel that my limiting factor for ultralite wind foiling is getting up enough board speed to lift off, this might be a nice improvement?
I believe the same.
Nowadays technique of kite handling in ultralight winds is good by most riders.
There are dedicated kites for marginal wind.
Hydrofoils demand marginal force to be able to ride.
Main goal in such conditions is to lift the board out of the water asap.
Hoover is just one of ideas to improve it. For a while I am going to develop this kind of bottom.