brilliant. Still following this.
All the best
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
And another guy has found that you can ride a single foil and the rear stabiliser isn’t needed.
Did that about 10 years ago too. I hope Terry Hendricks is watching all this.
You mention the struts need to flex a little bit. What are you doing to get that flex? Also, out of all of your (genorous) examples, what foil shape/setup do you like the best so far?
Send me your dinged, damaged, and yellowed.
Hi Monkstar the foil gets some erratic forces from the side when you’re in the tube . It kinda pulls and tries to throw you off. And the longer the mast / strut, the greater that force is. I think it’s because the foil rides in and out and semi submerged in the wave so there’s never an even balance. To smooth that out I use 6 mm clear polycarbonate ( because it’s almost unbreakable) or polypropylene ( because it’s easy to work with) And both flex enough to smooth out the ride.
The struts fit into FCS plugs on the board and are bolted to the foil. It’s not hi-tech, but it works.
The best foil arrangement varies as the designs continue. I used to think I had something amazing with the Holey foils but I’m working on a Modular version that’s adjustable for different wave size or skill level. So that’s still a work in progress.