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by SaulOhio
Mon May 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Building my next mast
Replies: 4
Views: 3396

Re: Building my next mast

You need your carbon running at 45 degrees to prevent twisting, but at 90 degrees (along the mast ) to prevent flexing. It is hard to get a mast stiff enough when going longer in a homebuild, that's where the production masts have the edge. Thanks. I am going to alternate between a high K tow cloth...
by SaulOhio
Sat May 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Building my next mast
Replies: 4
Views: 3396

Re: Building my next mast

Think you need a bigger board... pretty wood molds though Smaller, actually. I built that one out of an old windsurfer that I broke on a hard landing. And I overbuilt it. Its HEAVY. I am going to build something smaller and MUCH lighter. The molds aren't wood. They are PVC, and covered in finishing...
by SaulOhio
Sat May 19, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Building my next mast
Replies: 4
Views: 3396

Building my next mast

I'm prepping the molds for my next mast. This one will be about 84cm. My previous one was about 54cm, and I've pretty much outgrown it. 20180518_200229[1].jpg From what I have gleaned on this forum, the best way to get this stiff is to lay the carbon cloth so the fibers lie at a 45 degree angle. The...
by SaulOhio
Tue May 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13976

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

opie wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm
What direction were the fibers? How many layers of what weight cloth?
Outer layers were twill weave but I also threw in a lot of carbon scrap with the fibers going the length of the mast.
by SaulOhio
Mon May 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13976

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

I made the carbon skin over my foam core WAY more than 1mm, but I have a very twisty mast.
by SaulOhio
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How far do you drive to kite?
Replies: 42
Views: 11769

Re: How far do you drive to kite?

NE winds, 5 minutes.
SW or NW winds, 20-60 minutes.
S winds, up to 2 hours, then maybe a boat ride.
Hatteras vacation, 11 hours.
by SaulOhio
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Against all odds - Ragnarok 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Re: Against all odds - Ragnarok 2018

I managed to finish 2.2 laps. You really need to get ahead of the pack before the 1st gate. This is what it looks like if you get stuck in the middle and have to wait: RagnarokGate1.jpg Ragnarokgat1.jpg Then you need to pick your course carefully so you don't get into any wind shadows, or get stuck ...
by SaulOhio
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 135
Views: 31824

Re: Snowkite Video Topic

Ragnarok 2018.
by SaulOhio
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who rides the tallest mast?
Replies: 15
Views: 5030

Re: Who rides the tallest mast?

f2020 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:03 pm

All of them. If you’re confident foiling 110 is better. But for learning shorter masts are better because the falls hurt less.
I've already learned on short masts. Time to build a longer one. I still overfoil or hit the tops of waves a lot. A longer foil would give me a larger error margin.
by SaulOhio
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who rides the tallest mast?
Replies: 15
Views: 5030

Re: Who rides the tallest mast?

I ride 110cm and I would not go back to 100cm. What kind of riding do you do? Racing? Waves? Heavy chop? I presume not flat water. I am asking because I am still working on my home made foils. I have a working version I was out on last weekend, but I still haven't built a full length mast. Trying t...

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