Re: Wake foil build

Postby Feetfirst » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:49 pm

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Well it didn’t break..... I wasn’t able to stay up long, it is deceptively difficult to ride. Will be a bit more pleasant when the water warms up.
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Re: Wake foil build

Postby will » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:21 pm

Awesome mate! Have you ridden a foil before? They take some getting used to!
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Re: Wake foil build

Postby Feetfirst » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:57 pm

Hey Will, yeah never ridden or even seen a foil before this so is a bit of a learning. It has a mind of its own and unlike anything I’ve ever ridden before but will be fun getting dialed in. I already have the next model thought out. No wood, UHMW plastic for the foil and aluminium for the mast and other bits. Will be far easier to tig it all up.
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Re: Wake foil build

Postby will » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:14 am

:D It took a group of 8 of us to figure it out! :lol: We got there in the end. Building it AND figuring it out is super impressive!
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Re: Wake foil build

Postby JBWake » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:22 am

Nice one. Looks like you came straight out of the water and up on to the foil?

A while ago I had a go of a mates high end kitesurfing foil behind our boat. To say it was challenging was an understatement.

On his you got up and rode along with the board on the water and slowly put more weight back when you wanted to go up and start foiling. If you were able to do this I think it would be much easier way to learn.

His was super difficult as it is a high performance foil that only really lifts at around 17mph which is pretty quick compared to wakesurf foils that lift at under 10mph.

I was also scared of cutting myself in half when falling off as it was bloody sharp!
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Re: Wake foil build

Postby Feetfirst » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:16 pm

Yeah JB, that’s exactly what happened. I just need to spend some time trying different things like you said. It will be a bit nicer when the water warms up though.
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