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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marc5 wrote:
I propose a design based upon ships such as high-speed ferries using foils. They have foils attached at the bow and stern. They rise out of the water and are very stable. Why not design a board with smaller foils at both the nose and tail....super stable, and probably out of the water at much lower speeds than today's designs. Hey....I've got plenty of old boards...just wish I could fabricate!


https://boards.co.uk/equipment-tests/tested-equipment/the-ifoil-tested.html
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems Exocet may be working on the same idea
(in case not here yet)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8kywMVnw6Q
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jamesschmitt



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about safety; have seen pictures of several good riders with 8 to 12 in nasty deep gash wounds across their face ?
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jamesschmitt



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is my concern:

http://www.theinertia.com/surf/heres-what-happens-when-a-foil-board-hits-you-in-the-face/
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything can happen but in my limited experience surfers are in a much more concentrated area compared to WS. Even surfing in unpopular spots for a limited amount of time I've nearly been ridden over quite a few times. Plus had minor fin nicks from my own boards.
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skyking1231



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joethewindsufa wrote:
seems Exocet may be working on the same idea
(in case not here yet)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8kywMVnw6Q


That's so 2015! ):

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Arrgh



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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LeeD



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich Miller of Berkeley was riding an aluminum double foil back in the late '90's. All the current Berkeley windsurf foil guys, and there are at least 7, have talked to him about it.
I used his design in 1999 at Pt Isabelle, and have sailed with both Rich and his bud Marco at least 30 times, me on windsurf, them on foils.
The double foils, one near the nose, one back near the fin, were slower than the freeride boards of the time. And of course, harder to keep planing throughout the jibe, and didn't jump at all.
The modern single airplane foils seem a bit faster, but slower than modern slalom gear, do jump, Euros can plane thru their jibes, and much trickier to learn.
Would be interesting in a few year's, when the big riders start dialing in their foils to see if they can go faster than current fast freeride gear.
Course racing, foils do very well.
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skyking1231



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:31 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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