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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby renaudbarbier » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:22 am

you might be interested to see our upcoming 2017 update on windfoil.
its based on our 2016 model already flying well with customers but with some new features such as 2 possible mast angle/positions.
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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby Eltreato » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:16 pm

3InletsWindsports wrote:
Eltreato wrote:Hey 3Inlets,

I'm looking at mounting a plate-based kite foil on an epoxy sailboard. While I realize your board is fiberglass can you tell me how you anchored the plate to the board?

Thanks!
I just drilled through and filled holes with epoxy then drilled through to bolt through
Good to know, thanks!

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:20 pm

I am wondering about the trend towards angled forward struts.
It seems that the Centre of lift of front wing needs to be 100mm further forward than that of a comparable kitefoil if you are to use the std Tuttle position of a windsurfer.
So there are 2 choices - have a 100mm longer fuselage or angle strut forward the 100mm
IMHO I believe angling reduces stiffness and maybe the durability of the board mount interface.
I also notice from the videos that windsurfers tend to ride lower to water than kitefoileurs so there maybe more use of shorter masts. This would be changing the CofL with angled struts.

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:13 am

I have come to conclusion that the Slalom board I modified to use for windfoiling maybe too narrow. As I feel I need to be more outboard with my feet.
So I'm thinking to make a board, and would like to know what others think is an ideal size.

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby Eltreato » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:45 am

3InletsWindsports wrote:I have come to conclusion that the Slalom board I modified to use for windfoiling maybe too narrow. As I feel I need to be more outboard with my feet.
So I'm thinking to make a board, and would like to know what others think is an ideal size.

Hmm this is interesting, you are making me rethink my plans to use a narrow slalom board. My friend has had luck with a Bic Techno e large at 135L and plenty of width with an LP windfoil. I heard rumor Bic will be using this board for next season:s hydrofoil offering, so this could be something to consider.

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:01 am

I was thinking about 80cm wide 220-240cm long around 130L and very flat bottom with plenty of nose rocker.
Plus set it for plate mount. As there is enough talk about how strong Tuttle boxes are to make me not add another factor into the build.

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby ronnie » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:07 pm

Exhibition downwind Windfoil Slalom races at the PWA (Professional Windsurf Association) World Cup event at Sylt, Germany.

Windfoil racing starts @ 5 hours into this archive clip.

http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=2148

They had a First Race the day before, in lighter wind (about 6 knots). This is the 2nd and 3rd races around the same downwind course, then for the 4th race, they added an upwind leg and a run to the finish.

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby mig27 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:17 pm

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Just noticed this picture today on Zeeko's owner's Facebook page.

Also the board looks like something completely new!

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby ronnie » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:21 pm

mig27 wrote:10211046537108255.jpgJust noticed this picture today on Zeeko's owner's Facebook page.

Also the board looks like something completely new!
It's a potentially big market.

Zeeko have been developing a windfoil.
https://twitter.com/WJTweets/status/768390030188478464

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Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Postby ronnie » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:39 pm

Windfoiling very well explained.



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