THE FOIL IS FEATURED WITH DIAMOND ATTACHMENT POINT TECHNOLOGY.
A NEW CARAFINO INNOVATION FOR THE SPORT OF HYDROFOIL KITE SURF.
THE TRIUMPHANT ARCH OF THE T BAR FOIL MOVES THROUGH WATER FASTER THAN TRADITIONAL STRAIGHT SHAFT FOILS, ANOTHER INNOVATION FOUNDED BY CARAFINO IN THE YEAR 2009, BROUGHT TO THE MARKET FOR THE WORLD OF HYDROFOIL KITE BOARDING IN THE YEAR 2014 . THE T BAR IS DESIGNED TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH A SERIES OF CARAFINO WINGS FOR THE YEAR 2014, WITH THE FIRST WING DESIGNS TO BE RACE AND FREESTYLE. ADDITIONAL RACE WINGS WILL BE DESIGNED FROM RIDER INPUT AND DEMAND AND BROUGHT TO THE MARKET RAPIDLY.
THE BOARD AND HYDROFOIL FOR THE YEAR 2014 ARE "NOT COMPATIBLE" WITH PREVIOUS CARAFINO DESIGNS.
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THE TRIUMPHANT ARCH OF THE T BAR FOIL MOVES THROUGH WATER FASTER THAN TRADITIONAL STRAIGHT SHAFT FOILS, ANOTHER INNOVATION FOUNDED BY CARAFINO IN THE YEAR 2009, BROUGHT TO THE MARKET FOR THE WORLD OF HYDROFOIL KITE BOARDING IN THE YEAR 2014
i don't know that either mfg copied the other., if that was the implication. this concept has been used in ship building for several years. i'm not an engineer so i won't bother explaining the concept but my guess is that a straight shaft is much easier to make than a curved shaft.
the main challenge to reduce drag is to make the mast as thin as possible and combine that with a profile that has minimal drag with an aoa of 0°. "thin as possible" means that you need enough stiffness otherwise the board will wobble. i don't think that triumphant arch will make any noticable difference to a straight mast. what might be a good idea is to make the mast wider/thicker closer to the board. this way you add stiffness in an area that is in fact above the water most of the time.