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Re: Kite Board Hydro Foils available NOV 2017

Postby revhed » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:59 pm

jaros wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:00 pm
Spleene is offering a foil, i see.
https://www.spleene-kiteboarding.com/wp ... foilboard/
:thumb:
done
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Re: Kite Board Hydro Foils available NOV 2017

Postby revhed » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:11 pm

Postby Bletti » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:57 am
It looks like there's some manufacturing/destructiblily issues with the new north foil. Saw this on facebook where a guy softly hit a sandbank on his first run. I don't know why they'd use that composite instead of a cnc'ed alu fuselage other than it's cheaper to pump a mold full of resin.

This does not look good?
viewtopic.php?f=199&p=996879#p996879
Second KBHF problem at NKB?
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Re: Kite Board Hydro Foils available NOV 2017

Postby revhed » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:16 pm

Just saw North foil.
Interesting how little surface area between F wing and fuse.
The board nose has a lot of flex.
Heavy as most alu set ups are.
F wing seems THICK!
Interesting mold joint? on fuse very noticeable.
Did not get to fly it as was cold and owner left before I could.
See Airush KBHF added.
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Re: Kite Board Hydro Foils available NOV 2017

Postby JMF » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 am

revhed wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:16 pm
Just saw North foil.
Interesting how little surface area between F wing and fuse.
The board nose has a lot of flex.
Heavy as most alu set ups are.
F wing seems THICK!
Interesting mold joint? on fuse very noticeable.
Did not get to fly it as was cold and owner left before I could.
See Airush KBHF added.
R H
Got mine last Saturday have not ridden yet. First thing that sticks out is how solid the foil setup is compared to a CF build. Board you saw was Free-foil board, yes it has a lot of flex. I got the Pro-foil which is race inspired and has zero flex but a lot of volume.

What mould joint are you speaking about? I know there were a few 'pre-production' models floating around since then have sorted some issues out. Looked at my fuselage and it was produced some time in October if memory serves. Cant notice any flashing that has not been trimmed if that is what you talking about? Did notice one or two stalk markings on the foils which could have been cleaned a bit better. Will probably do it myself.

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Re: Kite Board Hydro Foils available NOV 2017

Postby revhed » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:29 am

JMF wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 am
have not ridden yet.
Please let us know what you feel after you do.
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