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by merl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Jan F2B wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:04 pm
Hi, maybe this is the solution to your problems
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MRSyttMJ8k
Looks perfect. Anyone tried one?
by merl
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Still pretty sure that the ideal position would be just a bit further forward. I'll save the front holes for when I am fully strapless. But thanks to the comments I'm one foot hook closer to strapless at least! And I managed my first toeside runs today so happy to keep things as they are for a bit l...
by merl
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Removed the rear hook and added a block of foam at the tail of the board. Waterstarting was no problem. Definitely an improvement and the foam was useful as I had my rear foot up against it.
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by merl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Find exactly where the wing is and measure everything. If it turns out that your wing/mast/foot clips, whatever you have, if it's not close to equal in front of the wing and behind the wing (the wing remember not the mast not the board, just the wing), then you want to drill some new holes. If you ...
by merl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Hi Merl, I have seen quite a few kiters learn to hydrofoil on this exact setup, so dont worry, it performs great - no drill needed! If I were you, I would mount the foil in the back holes (like you did in the photo), ditch the back foot hook and only use the front one. This way you will not have an...
by merl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

OK - not quite the response I was expecting, but well taken, thanks. Out of my ten sessions I've only seen another foiler once, so it may be a while before I find someone experienced who can try my gear. I'll try to clock up more sessions before getting the drill and epoxy out. Strapless water start...
by merl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Looks tricky in my case. But I don't have the problem that it dives at higher speed, it just feels like I need a more balanced stance So to be clear, you cannot or will not put a shim in between your fuselage and stabilizer to see if that solves your problem? It's literally 30 seconds to install an...
by merl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Looks tricky in my case. But I don't have the problem that it dives at higher speed, it just feels like I need a more balanced stance
by merl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Hi Noob question. Been out about 10 times in very varied conditions and kites. RL variofoil with 70cm mast. In good conditions I'm foiling OK, but it feels like I need to keep all my weight on my back foot so not very relaxed. And toe-side foiling seems impossible at the moment (although the board i...
by merl
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Tips for blunting up mast and foil?
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Tips for blunting up mast and foil?

Thanks everyone - I'll keep on (wet) sanding.

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