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Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:14 pm
by Craz Z
Just to get this back on track. This is all I have as of yet. The seller is gluing the mast plate on the mast strut. Still waiting for it to leave china stuck in customs. Looks like they took care when gluing instead of slopping it together like i would problably do as I have no experience with composites :D

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:01 pm
by Jzh_perth
...... so whose bought foils ?

I have just placed an order for 10 aluminium Takumas.

They have proven quite popular.

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:24 pm
by RadDrDuke
Did anyone find a company making Takuma clones for $300+ shipping? The only one I found its $430+shipping (for a single order, cheaper for bulk)

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:18 am
by Jzh_perth
Rad that is the right company. There is no Takuma for $300 that was a carbon foil. You have to buy 10 Takumas do get the best price - I have just done this.

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:59 am
by longwhitecloud
Anyone get a Chinese foil for a sup delivered that actually works. Keen to buy one and give it a go.

Back kiting soon.. ahhh yeah!

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:29 am
by juandesooka
just got the same takuma clone as Jz perth....$438US plus plus. It looks solid. Haven't mounted it yet but stoked to give it a go.

Also stoked that he listed it as value $50 for customs, which saved me another $100 or so in taxes, etc. He told me that the bulk purchase now down to 5, would have been $338.

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:25 am
by KVL
juandesooka wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:29 am
Also stoked that he listed it as value $50 for customs.
Maybe the real value is just 50 usd :)

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:01 pm
by Jzh_perth
juandesooka wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:29 am
just got the same takuma clone as Jz perth....$438US plus plus. It looks solid. Haven't mounted it yet but stoked to give it a go.

Also stoked that he listed it as value $50 for customs, which saved me another $100 or so in taxes, etc. He told me that the bulk purchase now down to 5, would have been $338.
Awesome ! cant wait to hear how you like it !

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:59 pm
by juandesooka
Jzh_perth wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:01 pm
juandesooka wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:29 am
just got the same takuma clone as Jz perth....$438US plus plus. It looks solid. Haven't mounted it yet but stoked to give it a go.

Also stoked that he listed it as value $50 for customs, which saved me another $100 or so in taxes, etc. He told me that the bulk purchase now down to 5, would have been $338.
Awesome ! cant wait to hear how you like it !
Thanks for your help/advice James, I probably wouldn't have chanced alibaba without a first hand positive report. Showing it off to a buddy who is going the DIY route for a sup foil, pretty much caused a stop-work order ... save the $ for materials and get one of these instead. If it works well and is fun to use, I suspect a bulk order may be next, as suddenly people at the beach are intrigued. Now to get it mounted and in the water. I am stoked to try it, though not completely looking forward to the learning curve ... as being leashed to a sup in waves is bad enough, much less with this big sharp thing attached.

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:22 pm
by Jzh_perth
Mmm i can’t SUP to save myself but Gunnar (gmb) can. Maybe drop him a line. I’m pretty sure a leash is not a great idea when learning to sup foil.

Can you get behind a boat and learn to foil on flat water before riding a wave ?