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by jplmain
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Decided to get into Hydrofoil
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Decided to get into Hydrofoil

They are fat foils or medium to narrow foils. Whats your style? Foils have come to a stand still in advancements unless we come up a mechanical, motorize, computerized advancement setup. So pick your weapon Ketos, Alpine, lift, LF, they all work. I know Ketos has many choices to select fins for diff...
by jplmain
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bought a new foil...Spotz2 Holy Shit
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Re: Bought a new foil...Spotz2 Holy Shit

I don't have a spots but my new Katos So easy does make that high pitch sound to. I have isolated it to the mast. I didn't want to sand my beautiful finish so I covered the bottom half with clear packing tape. The sound went away and I don't sense any slow down in speed.
by jplmain
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Amount of scoop for a DYI foil board
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Amount of scoop for a DYI foil board

More scoop the better if your are a beginner or early novice. Not only more scoop a thick scoop is good which helps hold weight of front foot and catches you on those downward dolphin dips.

Not as much needed if foiling from a lake.
by jplmain
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha Contra 13 or Velocity 13 for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: Cabrinha Contra 13 or Velocity 13 for hydrofoiling?

Style of foiling is one of the best ways to decide on your quiver. If you don't know what style of foil yet, get a simple puller cruisers for example flilte, contra, wave kite as a beginner kite.These kites help on down wind balance as well when learning. When you get some experience then decide on ...
by jplmain
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha Contra 13 or Velocity 13 for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: Cabrinha Contra 13 or Velocity 13 for hydrofoiling?

I have velocity 11, it does well at 10 maybe 9 knots. I prefer it over my 14.5 flite unless its below 10 knots. Maybe 13 well beat out my flite at lightwind.
by jplmain
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Alpine Foil
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: Alpine Foil

I have both 4.5 and So light (When I bought it three months ago it was called So Easy). I think they changed the name because foil is never easier then twin tipping. But I found that So light gets up around 8 to 10 knots speed stable. On my alpine it was 10 to 12 knots. That's only when you learn. A...
by jplmain
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Salagou : beautifull French Lake
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Salagou : beautifull French Lake

I like jumping on my foil. I have the So Easy. Are those the same.
Do you throw a loop at the end of the jump like after a back roll?
By the way lakes are nice to cruse in (flat), we have only lumpy ocean here in Hawaii.
by jplmain
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why are hydrofoil boards so damn expensive?? Need advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Why are hydrofoil boards so damn expensive?? Need advic

You can diy a board and foil setup but, I can swear to you that you would need $700 in materials and, the tools that you would need would break the bank. Then the labor would cost over 1500 at 25 a hour. The cheapest way is to gather peoples broken part and try to repair them. You can even mix and m...
by jplmain
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil beginner idea, mast without wings
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Foil beginner idea, mast without wings

But why take the chance. You would think the added leverage forced on one angle would without the other would create unneeded stress. But I know lets try experimenting with your foil. :rollgrin:
by jplmain
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil beginner idea, mast without wings
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Foil beginner idea, mast without wings

I new a friend who started teaching foiling. He decided too take the front wing off and leave the back wing on. That was a disaster. The mast broke right off the plate (I won't tell what brand it was because he bad and got a warranty replacement).

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