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by FrederikS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is Taaroa / Sword Out of the Game?
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Is Taaroa / Sword Out of the Game?

Got the RS upgraded from Sword 2 with newest race wings. The foil is a little faster upwind, rolls with a little less input and is better downwind. New fuselage is coming which should address inconsistencies when really pushing. It is better than the Sword 2. Have not heard about any breaking except...
by FrederikS
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Worlds Top Kitefoil Racers Ready for Battle in Years Biggest Clash
Replies: 18
Views: 1281

Re: Worlds Top Kitefoil Racers Ready for Battle in Years Biggest Clash

Oliver Bridge is on ML, so is Titouan, Gibbs, Ramecourt. Kerneur is on Enata foil. Based on the pictures from the event.
by FrederikS
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'
Replies: 30
Views: 3301

Re: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'

Must have been a big hit or very low quality carbon work. The pull out force of those tapex type inserts if mounted correctly is very high.
Maybe the screws were also run too far in, but North could of course have a bottom hole that extends a fair bit beyond the insert.
by FrederikS
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'
Replies: 30
Views: 3301

Re: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'

It looks like normal SMC based on the new pictures released. Would be nice if they stated what matrix material they are using though.
Do not confuse it with forged carbon process by ACSL used in high-end cars and golf clubs.
by FrederikS
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small vs large foil board
Replies: 32
Views: 2661

Re: Small vs large foil board

Medium is usually around 50 cm wide and 140 long. Small is 40ish wide and sub 140 long. Non of the windmeters will even measure 3 knots reliably.
by FrederikS
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Storm voyager 4
Replies: 44
Views: 5246

Re: Storm voyager 4

If you use a low V bar you just grab whatever front line you want and the opposite back line super easy. Both the 9 and 12 water restart well. The 12 can be tricky in super low winds, but that is the same for all kites.
by FrederikS
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoil Manufacturing - Alpinefoil Factory
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: Kitefoil Manufacturing - Alpinefoil Factory

Looks nice, maybe except for handling pre-preg without gloves.

Carbon copies from China :o
by FrederikS
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydro - Foil Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: Hydro - Foil Prices

A twin tip is cheap RTM and requires very little lay-up work. You could make cheaper hydrofoils using RTM and get similar results as with pre-preg, but so far non of the companies are investing in it due to low numbers. TT's are not RTM (resin transfer molding) but compression molding (same tech as...
by FrederikS
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydro - Foil Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: Hydro - Foil Prices

So you are comparing dirt cheap mass produce RIM parts to autoclaved pre-preg carbon fiber parts. It is like comparing space crafts to paper planes. A twin tip is cheap RTM and requires very little lay-up work. You could make cheaper hydrofoils using RTM and get similar results as with pre-preg, but...
by FrederikS
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: line length for Hfoiling in >15 knots
Replies: 23
Views: 1792

Re: line length for Hfoiling in >15 knots

Wouldn't say there are any rules, depends on: kite, kiter, foil, and conditions. Somewhere around 20 m is a good place to start and then add/subtract when you feel like playing around with the setup.

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