................ I also told them that it was my belief that our chief designer would not be interested in talking to them.
sorry i haven't read all of your posts.
but the last sentance to the post above caught my eye.
can you tell us where you work and what your job description may be?
i wonder why you even mention the chief designer of your company, as i dont belive he has been mentioned before.
i guess if you legally own a carifino board you can do as you wish with it.
however, i've never heard of 'destructive' hydrodynamic testing and would be interested in any clarification you could add.
regarding the structural tests; what properties do you intend to measure that would lead to conclusions regarding performance or durability?
specifically, what information would dispell any knowledge gained by simply riding your new foil?
That was a quote form the highly respected company Carafino contacted to bad mouth me based on what was (fortunately for me) clearly to all concerned an all too obvious total pack of lies hence why they were told to F off. The chief designer is the person who I believe to be the best hydrofoil designer/builder in the world hence why I want to keep (and I believe I have kept) my good reputation with them and why they simply refuse to talk to Carafino.
The destructive testing would be to asses its structural performance after its been tested hydro dynamically and so we can see if their hastily cobbled together and 1 week "trained" carbon composite specialists are using the right resin ratios/pre preg (I assume they are pre preg!!??) lay ups etc or if these products will simply fail 1st time out like this lot