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Re: Alpine Foil 5.0 titanium review

Postby tmcfarla » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:56 pm

tegirinenashi wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:15 pm
fogmeister wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:00 pm
the fuselage is mashined out of a solid piece of titanium.
It is ABC of mechanical engineering that hollow structure is much more efficient for load bearing. This is why there are O pipes, T profiles, and I beamshttps://www.google.com/search?q=I+beam& ... 89&dpr=2.2
Solid profiles are never used, because it is just waste of material.
tegirinenashi, this is not really correct. While it is true that hollow structures are stronger than solid FOR A GIVEN WEIGHT, a solid structure OF A GIVEN DIAMETER is stronger than hollow. Assuming that hydrofoils are more constrained by width than by weight, they should not be hollow.

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Re: Alpine Foil 5.0 titanium review

Postby fogmeister » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:10 pm

.......when i see a tuna fish underwater i see a sleek hydrodynamic machine.......not an i beam. :wink:

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Re: Alpine Foil 5.0 titanium review

Postby Johhnn » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:40 pm

I have this setup too. But I have the higher volume freeride board RX-V5S with the Sport Wing with winglets. This is my fourth season foiling. I started with AlpineFoil's carbon setup with the XLP wing. I have not ridden any other foils, but the first setup got me going and held up very well. The Ti Ultimate is fantastic! It is much faster and very stable at speed, but also very maneuverable. I am extremely pleased with this equipment

About the pointy nose on the fuselage: I've never had any impact with the tip of the fuselage. Never. Not in 4 years and maybe >400 sessions.

The bottom line for me: I love the AlpineFoil Ti Ultimate! It has a fantastic, smooth feel through the water. It's well made, the company is good to deal with and they know what they are doing. Damien has been very responsive and helpful with the few questions I have had over the years. The availability is good. You would not have to wait long after placing an order. I am really happy that I bought the AlpineFoil
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Re: Alpine Foil 5.0 titanium review

Postby TomW » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:08 pm

a local dealer is selling them and riding them. He´s ripping around and the quality is impressive.

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Re: Alpine Foil 5.0 titanium review

Postby fogmeister » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:33 am

Hi Johhnn awsome!!..........whats your take on the sport wing vs xlp other than the obvious speed?

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Re: Alpine Foil 5.0 titanium review

Postby downunder » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:34 am

fogmeister wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:10 pm
.......when i see a tuna fish underwater i see a sleek hydrodynamic machine.......not an i beam. :wink:
Ha ha,

funny you mentioned this, tuna is probably the only fish built as an I-beam with a highly aerobic meat of the skeletal muscles and way less aerobic or even 'anaerobic' meat elsewhere.

Almost like an I-beam :)

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Re: Alpine Foil 5.0 titanium review

Postby Johhnn » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:05 am

The Sport Wing is more stable. It is much easier to change stance and gybe, despite the fact that I am going much faster. But I'm coming from the original XLP wing. They are selling an XLP2 now, I believe.

Also, the low end on the Sport Wing is not as low. I had to get a bigger kite. On the XLP I used a 12 m Speed 4 Lotus for light wind. On the Sport Wing, I use a 15 m Sonic 2 as my largest kite.


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