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Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:53 pm
by andre_oner
We proudly present our latest alloy series model.

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http://zeeko-kites.com/gb/foil-series/3 ... 12383.html

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Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:23 pm
by gbrungra
Not the best translation. They use "nervous" as positive adjective...

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:17 pm
by Bletti
I'm curious about the market for people who want a race ready aluminum foil vs either more expensive full carbon new foils or older used carbon race foils that would be cheaper than a new aluminum foil. Granted 35/38 kts is pretty fast!

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:03 am
by Macisback
Nice one!

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:08 am
by davesails7
Bletti wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:17 pm
I'm curious about the market for people who want a race ready aluminum foil vs either more expensive full carbon new foils or older used carbon race foils that would be cheaper than a new aluminum foil. Granted 35/38 kts is pretty fast!
Yeah, that is a strange market to go after. Is it actually for racing (max VMG upwind/downwind), or just for speed (top speed in a straight line, not necessarily hardest upwind/downwind)? It doesn't say anything about racing in the literature. It is a damn good deal though for a fast foil!

13mm thick for the strut is very thin. Isn't that the approximate thickness of race carbon struts? It seems like an aluminum strut to be thicker than a carbon strut, no matter how it was designed because carbon is WAY stiffer than aluminum.

Zeeko is the only company I've seen who posts top speeds for their foils. I'm not sure how to take those numbers. I know on something like an LF Foil Fish or a Cabrinha foil there is a top speed where you kinda hit a wall, but on most higher end foils it only seems to be limited by how much power you can put into it and how brave you are.

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:11 am
by gmb13
davesails7 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:08 am
Bletti wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:17 pm
I'm curious about the market for people who want a race ready aluminum foil vs either more expensive full carbon new foils or older used carbon race foils that would be cheaper than a new aluminum foil. Granted 35/38 kts is pretty fast!
Yeah, that is a strange market to go after. Is it actually for racing (max VMG upwind/downwind), or just for speed (top speed in a straight line, not necessarily hardest upwind/downwind)? It doesn't say anything about racing in the literature. It is a damn good deal though for a fast foil!

13mm thick for the strut is very thin. Isn't that the approximate thickness of race carbon struts? It seems like an aluminum strut to be thicker than a carbon strut, no matter how it was designed because carbon is WAY stiffer than aluminum.

Zeeko is the only company I've seen who posts top speeds for their foils. I'm not sure how to take those numbers. I know on something like an LF Foil Fish or a Cabrinha foil there is a top speed where you kinda hit a wall, but on most higher end foils it only seems to be limited by how much power you can put into it and how brave you are.
13mm is pretty much the standard now on Alu Masts. The OEM mast that Axis, Naish, RRD, Takuma etc use is 13mm and stiffer than even some Carbon masts on the market.

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:56 am
by davesails7
gmb13 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:11 am
13mm is pretty much the standard now on Alu Masts.
Oh, for some reason I thought they were thicker. What is the thickness of a carbon race foil strut?

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:14 pm
by gmb13
davesails7 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:56 am
gmb13 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:11 am
13mm is pretty much the standard now on Alu Masts.
Oh, for some reason I thought they were thicker. What is the thickness of a carbon race foil strut?
Between 18 and 11mm. For example the new Z-Foil is 11.9mm at its thinnest section and 18mm at its thickest. Most well designed masts taper down to the fuselage connection point to keep max strength at the top and minimum drag under the water.

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Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:35 am
by 3InletsWindsports

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:28 pm
by 3InletsWindsports
Has anyone tried these yet.