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grigorib
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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby grigorib » Tue May 08, 2018 5:48 pm

cwood wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:46 pm
Laughingman wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:23 pm
cwood wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:37 am

Good question! :lol:
although it doesn't take much to stop you cold...even a stick.
I hit a stingray last week in OBX, little guy probably no more than 8" wing span.... sent me flying... of course I saw him at the very last moment and was not able to react... it was like slow motion from there forward...lol

BTW for those of you who may not know, the sound is full of rays, I couldn't believe my eyes!
Yes I have hit them many times in Hatteras. You stop dead. I have rarely seen them first due to the murky water. Wondered what it does to them.
Major emotional scar if they survive :)

What worried me a bit more is a turtle I saw in the sound. A foot long buddy and I don't want them to be hurt.
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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby edt » Tue May 08, 2018 5:53 pm

gbrungra wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am
If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?
going slow sucks.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby grigorib » Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 pm

edt wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:53 pm
gbrungra wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am
If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?
going slow sucks.
Ask Bob, he might have the H3 Hoverglide wing in stock too...

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby edt » Tue May 08, 2018 6:45 pm

grigorib wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 pm
edt wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:53 pm
gbrungra wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am
If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?
going slow sucks.
Ask Bob, he might have the H3 Hoverglide wing in stock too...
I'd prefer aluminum or g10 to carbon

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby grigorib » Tue May 08, 2018 6:50 pm

edt wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:45 pm
grigorib wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 pm
edt wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:53 pm


going slow sucks.
Ask Bob, he might have the H3 Hoverglide wing in stock too...
I'd prefer aluminum or g10 to carbon
Slingshot Hoverglide is aluminum setup. Not sure of wings, pretty certain they're not carbon

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby BWD » Tue May 08, 2018 7:52 pm

A friend's standard size slingshot hoverglide kitefoiling wing I rode last year had little carbon in it, or at least did not seem to have much fiber of any kind near one wingtip, which broke (replaced on warranty). Not sure about the replacement, it's in one piece still I believe.
Another friend's slingshot large size surf wing he is using for kiting obviously has carbon as a main ingredient, it's visible and the weight is reasonable for a 1500cm+ wing.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby Jugglajon » Fri May 11, 2018 5:19 am

Check out the Axis Aluminium freeride foil.

Alu fuse and strut, carbon front wing with g10 stabiliser.

Super stable at both low and high speeds. I did a 34km there and 37km back trip the other day. 1 hour there, 1hour 15 back, At just over 30km/h average speed is not too shabby. I also wasn't trying to break any speed records.

I believe the front wing was also available in g10

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby dylan* » Sat May 12, 2018 1:27 pm

grigorib wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:50 pm
edt wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:45 pm
grigorib wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 pm


Ask Bob, he might have the H3 Hoverglide wing in stock too...
I'd prefer aluminum or g10 to carbon
Slingshot Hoverglide is aluminum setup. Not sure of wings, pretty certain they're not carbon
pretty sure theyre made of cement

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat May 12, 2018 1:44 pm

dylan* wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 1:27 pm
grigorib wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Slingshot Hoverglide is aluminum setup. Not sure of wings, pretty certain they're not carbon
pretty sure theyre made of cement
Someone in my FB time line weighed just the wing -- 2,156 grams :o 2kg just for the wing...!

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby TomW » Sun May 13, 2018 1:31 pm

I have been using north mono kites on my Moses Hf for over a year, recently got an Ozone Hyperlink 9. I only have 3 sessions, but can tell the upwind angles and reach speeds are faster. Easily reaching 38km hr, where I had to push to get there with monos.
Not surprising, just don't forget a grunty lei is going to effect top speed.


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