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by bigcane
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 25
Views: 5133

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

I think it was the fort to battery race https://www.facebook.com/SailingAnarchy ... 002665375/
Looks like the guy on the Fone foil kite who was leading crashed pretty hard halfway thru
by bigcane
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses Comet
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Moses Comet

So I have the Moses Comet 2017 and looking to upgrade. Does anyone have experience with using the new 2018 race wings and fuse with the 2017 Comet mast? The 2017 mast is plenty stiff so I want to keep using it. Is the 2018 mast a redesign or just a new construction with a hardcore on the inside?
by bigcane
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 25
Views: 5133

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

James, i am a big fan of open class and i realize that most of the cost of competing at a high level is not gear related. I competed in the 96 games so i know. The intention of the post was to say that if we did want to create an additional foiling class where the focus was on keeping the gear costs...
by bigcane
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 25
Views: 5133

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Great talk by George. And nice to see NP come out with a quality offering although I am not convinced that this is better than what you can already buy off the shelf now for similar or less money. But if we are worried about the cost of gear for Olympic racing then box rule has got to be the way to ...
by bigcane
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: More wings, the hard way?
Replies: 55
Views: 12066

Re: More wings, the hard way?

Hi Tahoedirk, Pretty cool way to do a mold, I might try out your method next time around. Lately I have been into surf foils, first one (red wing) was hand shaped plywood front wing, wood core fuse with all the other parts coming out of molds. Came out pretty well but the wing is on the small side a...
by bigcane
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing sizes for kite/surf/SUP
Replies: 25
Views: 5125

Re: Wing sizes for kite/surf/SUP

Good job figuring this mystery out. I built a wing 22 x 64 and similar in outline to the Kai and the area came in at 1070cm squared, so I had been confused by the Go Foil size numbers, makes sense now
by bigcane
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advice on foil kite
Replies: 16
Views: 1833

Re: Advice on foil kite

Foiling in the 7 to 12 knot range is my favourite condition. You need a 13 or 15 race kite, Sonic 2 or R1V2 (used is fine). An 11m with 20m lines can also be made to work for freeriding in lightwind but is more difficult. A bigger front wing does not really help as the dragginess cancels the benefit...
by bigcane
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 77
Views: 3496

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

I think high performance hydrofoil racing is well suited for the Games. Best bet would be to select suppliers from amongst the top kites and foils 1 year before the games (ie no alu masts or tube kites). Then provide this equipment to the racers for use during the Games only. All other events could ...
by bigcane
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 371
Views: 63234

Re: Moses 2018

Hi Frank, what about the new Comet mast, is it the same as 2017 in profile and thickness but now with a hardcore and new paint job?
by bigcane
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kai Lenny's new foil
Replies: 11
Views: 2752

Re: Kai Lenny's new foil

Agree with SparD, mast looks alot like a Spotz shark mast but with plate mount. Same for the fuse and tail wing

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