cglazier wrote:It is good to see people trying things... Have fun with your twin tip experiments.Some people find surfboards fun, while the majority of kite surfers are annoyed by having to jibe them and don't have the time, skill, or patience to learn how to jibe, so they use a twin tip.
I have been riding a directional hydrofoil for several years and you do NOT need to gybe them. It is not difficult to simply turn and then ride toe side (while staying up on the foil). By simply riding heel side and then toe side you can go back and forth while staying up on the foil indefinitely.
I suggest that you will enjoy doing transitions this way on your "twin tip" hydrofoil so your foil will always go in one direction and this will allow you to use a more efficient directional hydrofoil design.
Of course the gybe and tack are good to learn eventually.
The toeside foil riding might benefit from rotating footstraps?
The future of bidirectional foils isn't going to be in high performance relative to other foils, but the twintip foil might be very popular if it could be made very cheaply and was easier to learn with - so a good learning tool that might also be a good light wind twintip.