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Convert your windsurf board to a foil with the PowerPlate
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skyking1231



Joined: 10 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dennis_c wrote:
skyking1231 wrote:
What do you guys/gals think of a powerplate on a inflatable such as rrd's airwindsurf...or starboard?

I'd go straight to Dave Nunn on that one.


He wasn't sure..... he thinks the finbox wouldn't be sturdy enough in an inflatable. I have seem the finbox in rrd and starboard...they are pretty rigid, they may flex a bit.

Now how about these.... https://www.duo-boards.com/shop/

I was just thinking about this concept the other day.
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manta shows an inflatable foil board on their website.

I'm still extremely curious to see if a foil can match formula for course racing.
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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

from forum posts I have only seen one or two people speak about speed
rest speak about light wind and FUN - no harness often
there was a PWA race once i believe, but not sure if speeds were posted
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here is an interesting foil discussion
seems the whole thing is driven out of France
zos crazee frenchmen Smile
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https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.windsurf.boutique/actus/comparatifs-windfoils.html&prev=search

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brand_adam



Joined: 01 Dec 2015
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I would get this thread about PowerPlates going again as I am considering getting one.

Has anyone here logged any appreciable time on a PowerPlate setup? If so, how many hours and how has your board held up? What finbox are you using. I'm also curious to know what foil systems people are using such as kite or SUP and what the ride is like.

Thanks!
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PP, or some kind of bottom plate on deep Tuttle is the strongest.
PP on power box is best used with shorter masts. Single bolt is suspect.
Foil over Formula mainly due to low end and slightly smaller sail..getting covered is not as bad. Overall course difference is very slight.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What "speed" are we talking about?
Antoine can foil faster than we can slalom.
We can freeride faster than 95% of the foilers we encounter.
A course foil setup is slightly faster and a whole lot easier than formula.
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gregnw44



Joined: 23 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:

A course foil setup is slightly faster and a whole lot easier than formula.


You're saying that sailing a windfoil is easier than sailing a formula... in fact, a whole lot easier ???

I certainly don't think so. And from my experience with others and lots of reading... I don't think most people would say that.

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dllee



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry. A novice sailor would agree with you.
An expert Formula sailor would agree with me, after he spends the 3 months required to learn to foil.
When learning either, it's very difficult.
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brand_adam



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So has anyone had any long-term experience with the Power Plate on any of the three finbox options? Feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not enough sample size, Pp now on about 10 days with Formula board, 4 with freeride, and 1 with power box 95 liter fsw. No problems on boards or twisting of Pp.
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