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by faklord
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New Race Board Shapes
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: New Race Board Shapes

“Maybe something about unsticking from the water? I've heard a lot of people talk about that, but it never made any sense to me” Try holding a spoon (spoon vertical, hanging lightly by the end of the handle) in a stream of water from a tap and compare the effect of touching the stream with the conve...
by faklord
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aftermarket/3rd party wings
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: Aftermarket/3rd party wings

No idea what they are like, but these come out at a good price https://www.kitesyndikat.de/en/kite-sho ... front-wing
by faklord
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Copper Aluminum paste as tef gel alternative ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Copper Aluminum paste as tef gel alternative ?

Depending where you are might be a good alternative to Tefgel?
https://www.kitesyndikat.de/en/kite-sho ... -variofoil
by faklord
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where to find a cheap front line Y-split which allows one line to slide for safety?
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Where to find a cheap front line Y-split which allows one line to slide for safety?

I see that metal ring of the Kite Attitude bar wearing out the line pretty quickly, especially when you hit your quick release quite often or don't clean all the sand off Like the simplicity. I'm not sure wear would be much more of an issue on the KA ring than other systems, so long as the welds ar...
by faklord
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 2433

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

I know a few people who have done this using two layers of 6mm (1/4") ply laminated together to 'set' some rocker. And then add a layer of glass cloth top and bottom. They ride fine but are a bit heavy. Very smooth on the water (even smoother than a genuine shinnster!) but probably a bit too heavy ...
by faklord
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 2433

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

Imo, two 4mm layers should be enough with some fiberglass. If you add a bit of concave, it'll probably be stiff enough with minimal amount of glass. Does adding concave make the board stiffer somehow? Yes. But 1) it's quite difficult to build in concave and rocker at the same time, using ply. (I ha...
by faklord
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 2433

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

I know a few people who have done this using two layers of 6mm (1/4") ply laminated together to 'set' some rocker. And then add a layer of glass cloth top and bottom. They ride fine but are a bit heavy. Very smooth on the water (even smoother than a genuine shinnster!) but probably a bit too heavy f...
by faklord
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 241
Views: 27362

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

I've spent FAR too much of my life arguing on kiteforum. I came here because I had ridden the Chinese foil in question - not to argue about engineering principles. So I'm more or less inclined to bow out at this point. Hopefully most people reading this thread are more interested in this Chinese fo...
by faklord
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Finishing a vac bagged peelply surface?
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Finishing a vac bagged peelply surface?

Looking for recommendations to finish a Vac Bagged Peel ply surface (Hydrofoil board with compound curves) Hoping for a one shot Primer/Filler preferably with some colour as well, that can then just be sanded & job done? Previously I have used epoxy/micro-balloons mixture but its taken several 'coat...
by faklord
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: First foilboard
Replies: 80
Views: 6340

Re: First foilboard

Hi Tom, For what its worth I'd go for something based on your "With sheets of Divinycell, I was thinking of gluing together 3 sheets of 10mm to form rocker, cut outline and then shape some bevels on the bottom rails. Otherwise flat bottom and deck" For a general freeride board, once your flying I do...

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