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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby liquidforcekites » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:07 pm

Little video of our foil and board being tested in Hood River. We are getting closer and closer to bring it to everyone!!! and we think everyone will enjoy! there is a little clip in there showing the board deflection in a "porpoise" situation. Yeah, ended in a crash, but you can see that the pearling is deflected and the crash was a result of the pilots miss direction....

enjoy!


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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby droffats » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:57 pm

Hey LF, are you actually putting a foil into production?

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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby windfreak74 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:03 pm

on LF Facebook page i asked the same.
they told me in 3 months more they would be available.
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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby liquidforcekites » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:16 pm

yes we are! right now we are in what i would call the final stretch of R&D...we have some great goals for this foil project that we think everyone will appreciate. as to when it will be available..well..we don't want to make promises or create short term hopes..it really depends on when it is perfect and meets our design targets! Then we will release!

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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby davesails7 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:18 am

Excited to see how this turns out!

Is it all aluminum? I hope it's not a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber. Carbon fiber touching aluminum in salt water is a major corrosion problem because they are at opposite ends of the galvanic series :-?

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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby windfreak74 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:45 am

Hello Liquid forcé guys!
Will the board and foil be sold as combo (foil + board) or will the foil be available for sale without the board like other manufacturers?

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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby liquidforcekites » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:03 pm

Hey Davesails, yes we are aware of the galvanic corrosion! As you can tell we are working with aluminum and we are working with some in treating wing materials! I have to thank you for bringing the possible problem up!!! very very cool of you to do so!!! A comment like this can save brands like us and our patrons many headaches! So! big thanks!

Windfreak, yep..we will have a complete board and foil set up along with just a foil set available!

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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby Arcsrule » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:44 pm

liquid Force...i'll be watching this for sure!!!!

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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby davesails7 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:20 am

liquidforcekites wrote:we are working with some in treating wing materials!


Did you mean you are "working with someone in treating the wing material" or "working with some interesting wing materials"?

Were the yellowish colored prototype wings G10 material like is used for formula raceboard fins? I was wondering why others weren't trying to use CNC cut G10 when it was the most popular material for the formula fins. Maybe not stiff enough?

If the price is reasonable and the performance is any good at all I'll buy one for sure! I like seeing that you've gone though so many prototypes to get it right. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Re: Liquid Force fun foil

Postby liquidforcekites » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:08 pm

davesails..whoops..yep..sometimes my fingers go faster than my brain!! or maybe the other way around..ha! yes it was supposed to be "interesting" materials. This is a point were we need to be a touch secretive on this subject (sorry). We have made all our early protos out of G10 and some latter out of these "interesting" materials and material combinations. G10 is actually pretty hard to work with when it comes to these modern foil designs. Well..not hard, lets just say there is a ton of waist. Where foils differ from race fins is that there is not just "foil" across the surface of the wing but there is also curve from wingtip to wing tip. To achieve this you have to use a HUGE block of G10! Not that cost conscious and it creates material waist...also..G10 is heavy..


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