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TomW
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Foilboard started

Postby TomW » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:09 pm

Lost momentum on my 70cm mast, and decided to do what I do best : build a board.
Am happy with my surfboard conversion, and had a machined blank left over.
Shaped it this weekend ( no wind)
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TomW
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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
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Local Beach: Vejbystrand, Habo Ljung, Lomma
Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 120 and 135
Moses Fluente 550/590 + 330/325 and 633 set
North Mono 7, 9, 12
Ozone Reo 5
Ozone Hyperlink 9mUL, 7m
Flysurfer Sonic 2 13m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Foilboard started

Postby TomW » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:10 pm

I will finish the 70cm strut /mast.

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Re: Foilboard started

Postby cosmo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:15 pm

what is the laser for?

TomW
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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
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Local Beach: Vejbystrand, Habo Ljung, Lomma
Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 120 and 135
Moses Fluente 550/590 + 330/325 and 633 set
North Mono 7, 9, 12
Ozone Reo 5
Ozone Hyperlink 9mUL, 7m
Flysurfer Sonic 2 13m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Foilboard started

Postby TomW » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:51 pm

I use the laser quite often. It's a self leveling with a horizontal and vertical laser in a line. lazer, not very expensive and it's useful.
Shoot horizontal att low angle from tail or nose to check cross section symmetry.
Line along rocker to check rocker.
Line up finboxes
Place carbon strips straight
Check that strut is vertical.

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Re: Foilboard started

Postby NorCalNomad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:18 pm

Looks sick man

Foilsnowsurf
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Re: Foilboard started

Postby Foilsnowsurf » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 pm

How are you attaching the foil, fin box tracks, or bolting through? What reinforcement, please?

TomW
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Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 120 and 135
Moses Fluente 550/590 + 330/325 and 633 set
North Mono 7, 9, 12
Ozone Reo 5
Ozone Hyperlink 9mUL, 7m
Flysurfer Sonic 2 13m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Foilboard started

Postby TomW » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:20 pm

I'm bolting through. In this board I put 80kg/m3 foam patch, 15mm thick on bottom, and 20mm dia epoxy plugs in the foam, then glassed over it.

TomW
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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
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Local Beach: Vejbystrand, Habo Ljung, Lomma
Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 120 and 135
Moses Fluente 550/590 + 330/325 and 633 set
North Mono 7, 9, 12
Ozone Reo 5
Ozone Hyperlink 9mUL, 7m
Flysurfer Sonic 2 13m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Foilboard started

Postby TomW » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:21 pm

You can see more details on FB group TW Surfboards

TomW
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Local Beach: Vejbystrand, Habo Ljung, Lomma
Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 120 and 135
Moses Fluente 550/590 + 330/325 and 633 set
North Mono 7, 9, 12
Ozone Reo 5
Ozone Hyperlink 9mUL, 7m
Flysurfer Sonic 2 13m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Foilboard started

Postby TomW » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:12 pm

This is a totally new build, designed blank from scratch to be a foil board

Finished and tested in Cabarete. Need to move front foothook even more forward. I'm thinking another 80-100 mm. Then I'll use it only for water start and then I'm riding" strapless "
My other thought is to take off the front hook and only use the rear one for water starts. I'm sure I can learn strapless water start now, but it's kinda nice to be able to take it easy during waterstart.
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I'm working on second board now, a 120cm.

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Re: Foilboard started

Postby downunder » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:14 pm

It looks great, but lets face it, not many of us can afford CNCed blanks :)


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