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 Post subject: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:29 pm 
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Not just a board that a foil attaches to, but the actual hydrofoil. Liquid Force was the first to promote it, and likely will be the first to sell it. Who is next? Anyone have any inside scoop?

Airush
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Cabrinha
F-One
Naish
North
Slingshot

Or, will it be a different brand?

Axis
Blade
CrazyFly
Epic
Flysurfer
Nobile
Ocean Rodeo
Ozone
RRD

???


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 Post subject: Re: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:38 pm 
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i think the question should be rephrase for the next Big Brand: how much hydrofoils we'll be able to sell this year? six or ten?


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 Post subject: Re: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:55 pm 
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Naish has done beautiful work with fiberglass and carbon fiber in their SUP's and paddles, kiteboards, so I hope they get into hydrofoils.

CrazyFly also - love my Raptor Pro carbon board.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:33 pm 
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F-one has been rumoured for years, but so far.......

This might be to bad because I firmly believe that a brand with some cash for R and D could develope a working, strong KBHF made of something other than expensive Carbon and epoxy?
I see a high teck plastic maybe with some sort of fibers? A steel core?
Inject molded, wings also. I am really liking Agueras connection system, should be easy to mold!
I am not a materials designer or specialist but it would seem something can be done?
Or another way all together?
Who has ideas :?:
Or high teck alu like bikes, but this needs to be well done!
If I win a big lottery this research will happen, until then......
There is now enough design info out there that the R and D needs to address the materials and method of construction IMHO!
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 Post subject: Re: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:23 pm 
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I know, and even have photographic proof...but have been swarn to secrecy.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:49 pm 
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What is the "list" of kite brands producing (or about to) hydrofoils ?

My take on the only one or two, and soon 3, is:

1. Zeeko (since 2012, the very first to produce performance foils)
2. Takoon about to or in business now ?
3. Liquid Force about to ?

As it seems most of the "many" hydrofoils are not kitesurfing brands, but above ones are.

8) PF


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 Post subject: Re: Which Big Brand Will Be the Next To Make a HydroFoil?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:03 pm 
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Just for info the TAKOON foil is made by Ketos.
The board plan form looks good, wish they would show scoop and rocker.
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