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by TomW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: foilboard core materials and physics
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: foilboard core materials and physics

JYODER,

we've had this discussion on another thread. Once you put enough skin on the foam to be enough to resist heel dents the board will be stiff and strong enough longitudinally, if foam is 25mm+ thick.
A foam core with skins is extremely efficient structure.
by TomW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: foilboard core materials and physics
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: foilboard core materials and physics

Jyoder, A typical surfboard blank has foam that is 25-30 kg/m3. A short 120cm foil board has 10-15 liters volume. That means: 30gx15= 450g. In practice my blanks weigh about 900g after I add 80kg foam to plate area and through hole reinforcement, plus a stringer. It's easy to shape and if you live i...
by TomW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The shorty: 60cm micro board
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: The shorty: 60cm micro board

Jyoder, Get another piece of xps 50mmx 60cm x120cm cut the outline, and kerf the deck to add some rocker. Glue the kerfs. Then shape it out to eliminate the flats from the kerfs. Proceed like you did before or add 3-4 layers 200-250g UniD carbon, 170mm wide each side in center, then glass. add gripp...
by TomW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Onda 633 with smaller SS Dwarfcraft board?
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

Re: Onda 633 with smaller SS Dwarfcraft board?

Check out these photos of me on the 633 for foot position. Downwind I'm about 100mm more forward with front foot. I have the 2016 fluente mast that sweeps back 50mm.
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by TomW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moon on a stick?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Moon on a stick?

Part way into a board build to make a split, convertible surf/foil board.
Went to Brazil for 2 weeks with foil board and surfboard. Didn't touch the surfboard.

Now I will reshape the blank to a pocket, possibly removable nose, strapless foil board for travelling...
by TomW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The shorty: 60cm micro board
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: The shorty: 60cm micro board

I’ve tried a few pocket boards with banana rocker and didn’t like it. I don’t like the feeling of my front foot higher than my back. Interesting, I'll have to think about that. Pocket board for me is 100-120cm. A way around it is to make deck flatter longitudinal and have most of rocker on the bott...
by TomW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The shorty: 60cm micro board
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: The shorty: 60cm micro board

I was using home built 135*47 board, 3,5 kgs for a season. Then a 120*47, 3,2 kg this season. Big difference! (strapless on 120, foothooks on 135.) Going to make a 110*47 and move mast back 50mm. Make more banana rocker.. I think it will be perfect. Foil is moses 633 on 93cm fluente mast. Try making...
by TomW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me
Replies: 55
Views: 3287

Re: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me

There's always wriggle room, no matter what situation you are in.
by TomW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Second Hand
Topic: Brand New Moses 633, 483 stablizer and fusalage
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Brand New Moses 633, 483 stablizer and fusalage

Skideeppow,

Have you used it?? My 590 has ended up on the shelf....
by TomW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looks like this will be the new Flysurfer Infinity 4.0 bar
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Looks like this will be the new Flysurfer Infinity 4.0 bar

Ozone bar works flawlessly

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