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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby jumptheshark » Fri May 04, 2018 6:20 pm

It is time for an update!

How is that foil Tegirinenashi bought working out? Spork rode it once? A bunch?

How is it holding up? Any issues? How much use has it had?

Anyone else using one and happy with it?

Just guessing, but figured Tegir would have said a bit more, but this thread has been crickets for months.

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby Turbaani » Sat May 05, 2018 7:07 am

less crickets more reviews!

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby valito » Sat May 05, 2018 7:57 am

Gong allvator 65 no need chinese market

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby downunder » Sat May 05, 2018 1:39 pm

Really?

600 euros and 3.2kg? Not in my books.

Re JNJ, it has brass inserts for fuse and mast, just like ie WS fins. This is important, u hit the bottom and brass will give away.
Unlike 'embedded' bolts which will snap and stay in the mast. I've seen this happening.

Something to think off when buying a first foil.

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby bay surfer » Mon May 07, 2018 6:58 pm

Finally tested my JNJ Carbon foil mounted on a 4.8 rocket, note put one credit card shim on the back foil and mounted the foil all the way back on the track. Compared it to a happy foil back to back.
New JNJ foil effortlessy pops up, and is a stable platform, lean into the foil it takes off like a rocket, Jumps well too. Happy foil on the other is skittish and not as stable, not to mention the foil and mast is heavy.
The JNJ foil may not be the lightest Carbon foil out there but for 450$ not bad

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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Postby downunder » Thu May 10, 2018 2:29 pm

Ok,

No wind and time to try.

So the JNJ is 'raked'. This means the foil I have mast is under quite on angle, top Tuttle view:
IMG_0790.JPG

The front wing angle:
IMG_0791.JPG
Fuselage:
IMG_0789.JPG
Back wing:
IMG_0792.JPG
Hope this helps.

Back wing can be 'shimmed' no probs. Even the front can. But the mast is what it is, unless I build my own Tuttle box (or a plate). The new JNJ might be also raked, so ask them this info b4 u buy. Above poster might know as well.

This is excellent platform for customization, actually I can already mount my own back wing but will rather wait to try first.



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