C A R A F I N O 2014 wrote:I see 60% of the board out of the water. So what do you need that part of the board for?
coleman wrote:the volume in the nose of the race board is what allows the board to pound over the chop at high speed. it provides stability and i am certain it is essential. without there would certainly be a loss of control.
You stopped me just in time! After reading the earlier post I was going to cut the forward 60% of my raceboard off
I was really excited when Carafino came out with the news of lower cost hydrofoil boards earlier this year, but I have become increasingly skeptical with every successive post:
-A lot of the design choices seem counterintuitive to me
-Bashing every other manufacturer for copying when the other manufacturers seem to have caused this sudden boom in hydrofoil interest during the time that Carafino was out of the market for the last 2 years.
-The boards were originally 30% less money than the next cheapest competitor, then 2 for 1 at that price, but only if you send your money overseas before there is any evidence of an actual product
-It's not clear if any prototypes of these new designs were made and tested. The text says (vaguely) that it has been tested but there are no pictures or video, only computer graphics
-The description of the design philosophy of this raceboard doesn't make sense to me. It jumps back and forth between catamarans, planing hulls, to displacement hulls. A lot of talk about a wave piercing bow, but the nose of the board in the picture is flat, not pointy? Also, how can it be designed to pierce through waves and also create large amounts of lift to lift the nose up over waves?
I hope it all works out and the boards are a great product at a great price. If they are, I'll be first in line to buy one, but right now...