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by telus022420 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:34 am

FYI: Board repair guy in Richmond. Maybe he'll do Deep tuttle installs.

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/spo ... 67279.html
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by telus022420 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:36 am

Has anyone dealt with these guys????

Its around $120 US to ship.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 122fBsvVyg
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by grantmac » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:25 am

Name brand stuff is starting to come up used for reasonable prices. Heck I couldn't sell my slingshot for $800 a few months after I bought it. So I'm thinking in a year or so the swaps will start to get good.

FYI I think you'd need to build a longer fuselage for that foil.
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by telus022420 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:56 am

1. Naish Hover Titan 120.

Addition of 2 US Fin Box for a foil.

https://youtu.be/Xaonnp5JD0A

Observations:
Titan has Power Box.
Rider is flying using a 5.8m Sprint and no whitecaps.

2. The guy hit a fish with his fin, seems like the fin box survived! The impact stress traveled to the weakest part of the board. Makes you wonder about first gen foil ready boards, the fin box is rock solid but is the rest of the board solid enough.

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/img/photos ... 899058.jpg
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by grantmac » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:42 am

That's an area which gets soft on lots of slalom boards, maybe it was just tired?
I've had at least one pretty significant grounding (in mud thankfully) and my board shows no sign of buckling, neither does my new fin box.
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by LeopardSkin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:31 am

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This kind of behaviour is not acceptable ... as such Alton has been temporarily banned from WTFBC



Wowsers it looks like Alton might be permanently banned. It's been about a month!
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by Michael » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:02 pm

http://godsbeach.org He's at his beach.
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by telus022420 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 am

Different Hydrofoil design. Goes okay in a straight line.

https://youtu.be/W3zpXo1K_V4

He hit a crab cage and ripped up the foil off his board at 2:36. Apparently Carbon floats.
https://youtu.be/JlB6l3XidSk
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by telus022420 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:52 am

Description:

OBX, NC, USA, 6-8 kn wind, FRPGear.com fly-foil 55 cm deep, 110cm span, 1500 sq. cm. area, 6.5m sail, 70 kg beginner (one year surfing + 2 weeks foiling experience). Shallow water, much of sea grass in water, easy start without pumping, easy to control altitude. Highest stiffness for solid feel of support. Notice the splash reduction when foil gets on operating altitude - two spread legs come out of water. Angle entry masts reduce splash (drag). No drag fro fuselage. Horizontal tail is 5 cm below the main wing to prevent catching air and accidental diving. Full carbon design. Titanium inserts. Fits small or regular Tuttle, power, or plate without need of reinforcement due to extended flange plate to spread load, which is made in hydrodynamic shape to reduce drag on acceleration. Sold by frpgear.com
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by grantmac » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:50 am

Fuselage drag is minimal compared to two masts. I bet it turns like a truck.
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