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Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby grtlakes » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:54 am

So how feasible is 4 holes drilled? Epoxy filled? Tapped and insert fitted? 2017 model. Worth the risk? I could buy the foil board split but I have the NHP handy. I am not too worried about the warranty but curious what the board builders think. I would reinforce the attachment with a plate of some kind.
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Re: Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:08 am

So you want to use the split twintip also for a foil board? I’ve had the same idea and plan on trying something out in a couple months. I was thinking on a carbon plate plus a good top mat to help with flotation. If you do that way keep us updated.

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Re: Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby BigSky » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:48 am

I don't see the need for a plate. I've converted 2 super light skimboards to foil compatible. I over-drilled the hole size and filed it with epoxy and let it cure. I then drilled and inserted t-nuts. I put a pad over it. It works awesome. Super light, though I learned quickly it's not great at touch downs. I have the NHP and the split foil. I'm just returning form using the split foil on a business trip. Packs great but it's friggin heavy. I did get an epic day at Crissy and under the G-gate bridge which made it worth it. I have the NHP but never use cause I'm loving foiling, but I'm liking this idea - thank you. I wouldn't want the straps though. Btw, the straps on the split foil suck!

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Re: Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby grtlakes » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:29 pm

Funny. I was considering the split foil board for work travel. You have given me reason to question that decision.
I can't see myself doing any modifications over the winter. However, if you experiment I would love to hear your experience with the NHP. How would you rate the strength of the split foil connection compared to the TT connection.
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Re: Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby BigSky » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Yes, it's heavy. My bag weighted 56 pounds. It was super compact. I was NOT charged on any flights but I'm leaning towards a bigger bag that would fit my lift foil and a lighter board. I love the split foil. It's super comfortable to ride strapless on but it is really heavy. Good luck.

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Re: Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby Adventure Logs » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:46 pm

Where can I get the inserts to try this? I'm thinking of mocking up a wood board that will last long enough so I know where to mount my foil. If I added a CF plate, it would help with the flex and maybe give me the ability to move my foil mount. Thanks

=Jason-

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Re: Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby BigSky » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:16 pm

I used these and they worked well. https://www.amazon.com/Hillman-4149-Sta ... B00IAVIZ4O I also use these for straps. I've used these for pretty serious applications in ski mountaineering. I added a second set of holes to the bottom of my Split Foil so I could mount my liquid force mast and stringy foil for travel. It worked but I was nervous using it. I may drill these out and install T-nuts but it would damage the board. https://quiverkiller.com

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Re: Nobile split NHP converted to foil travel board

Postby BigSky » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:18 pm

duplicate. Sorry


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