I like it too. But it seems to me that a twin tip foil could get away with much less foil and structure. There's a lot of wetted surface, not least the longitudinals. I visualize a horizontal foil at each end, each probably less than 20" long, and each mounted by a pair uprights.ed257 wrote:I started this thread and like the idea of a twin-tip, bi-directional hydrofoil...
I contacted the designer and am waiting to hear from him. I will advise this board when I do.ed257 wrote:I started this thread and like the idea of a twin-tip, bi-directional hydrofoil. If it works.
I also like that the design does not need water at least 4 feet deep to ride (some of our spots can be shallow at times). And you should be able to attach it to your twin tip when you want to ride in foil mode and detach it when you don't.
The inventor contacted me and said he is finalizing the design and will soon be going into production.
Time will tell.
This one?chemosavi wrote:That's weird Ed. I haven't gotten any messages from you. In all seriousness I made a dual hydrofoil board around 4 or 5 years ago and posted it on this forum. Also loaned it to Armin of FS. And spoke to the ceo of Ocean Rodeo. I did not patent it because it had more problems than I was willing to solve at the time. Good luck to whoever picked up the idea off of my posts or dreamed it up on their own. Not that big a stretch really. It's just kind of strange when somebody claims it was their idea to begin with when maybe it wadn't. Pardi on...............
chemosavi wrote:That's it. On one of FS's boards. They didn't like it because I put too much curve in the foil shape and at any speed it got whacky. Once you got past 15 or so knots it wouldn't stay in the water easily.
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