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 Post subject: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:37 am 
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I'm selling a home made high aspect ratio hydrofoil that I've been riding for about 6 months. Foil works amazing and has lots of life left. Price is $500 + shipping and is located in NJ

Foil is made out of wood with a bunch of layers of Carbon for strength. Very little flex and rides amazing

This foil is great for learning and still tons of fun once you learn how to ride. Since the front wing is high aspect it has amazing stability. The Wing also has lots of volume so it doesn't require much speed to lift off. many images attached to show dimensions of the wings and fuselage, mast is about 36 inches tall

I personally learnt how to foil with this , it took me about 3 sessions to be able to lift off and ride well. I can provide positioning of exactly where to mount the foil relative to foot positioning based on my experience

I would recommend that you mount this to a larger board to start- surfboard etc... before you mount on a twin tip since its easier to learn on a bigger board. I learnt with this foil on a 66 inch piece of plywood until it broke in half and then moved to a twintip

The wings are detachable and the mast and fuselage are not- big plus for stability.

The foil mounts to ANY board with 6 1/4-20 screws - only 4 are necessary but I use 6 to be safe

I recommend this to anyone looking to get into the sport for freeriding that is on a budget. This will obviously not win any races but is a blast to ride


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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:15 pm 
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edit.

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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:19 pm 
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That is a good deal, all is needed is fresh coat of white paint.


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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:54 pm 
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Tone wrote:
checks calendar...

nope, not April the first...


???

I dont understand that post at all...

A working foil that is inexpensive, a great thing to share and sell so others can start "easy".

I've seen many homebuild foils, and they work just fine all of them, no matter how they are made.

When you get better, you migth want "expensive" and fast hydrofoils yes, but does not matter at all, when you start.

In fact a huge advantage, to have a foil you are less "sensitive" about - as it will get a lot of beating when you start :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Peter_Frank wrote:
Tone wrote:
checks calendar...

nope, not April the first...


???

I don't understand that post at all.. 8) PF


Referring to April fool's day which is on the first day of April....04/01

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day

Do they have that day in Denmark?....or maybe that type of humor is not your thing

OP's price was low / great
Tone was saying that it was not a practical joke since posted on 09/14

:housewife: :happybirthday: :party1: :pump: :chorus: :strong:


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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:22 pm 
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I know that - my point was I found it very wrong to "diss" such a good post and offer :o

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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:42 pm 
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Daripah,
How many hours did it take you to master your foil?
it may not be the prettiest layup but if it Works its a good chance to learn cheap!
congartulation on learning on yourself! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:17 am 
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That is one ugly foil. Good luck selling it.


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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:27 am 
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windfreak74 wrote:
Daripah,
How many hours did it take you to master your foil?
it may not be the prettiest layup but if it Works its a good chance to learn cheap!
congartulation on learning on yourself! :thumb:


thanks for all the positive comments :D

it took me about 20 hours to "master" my foil , + 50 or so hours building my foil .

The entire process was lots of fun- from the 35 degree freezing nights till 4 AM building the foil to the 90 degree days cruising out on the water in beautiful peacefulness. The entire thing has been a "kitesurf"changing experience

my love for the sport forces me to go out any day that has a slight chance of rideability- now with the foil those days have increased and the fun factor of the marginal days has went up many notches in my book :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: Home made Hydrofoil for sale
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:28 pm 
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:thumb: Spread the stoke. The sport needs more home builders like yourself.


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