Please keep that "Chili" Down Under. We got dumpsters full up here. What you're doing is interesting, but just had to rag on those cheap ass boards that flooded U.S. surf shops.
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
Hi McDing, comments like "What you're doing is interesting, " fuels me to keep going so thank you. When I get it up and surfing it will be quite a design step forward or sideways.
Testing new material for the Bridge. When in doubt ... Carbon.
Straight out of the vac bag.
When I cut the front 40% of the board off I thought Oh shit there's no way I'll be able to replace it without it weighing a ton.
However the original nose was 600g and the new front foil and bridge is only 700g including installation hardware.
The laminated Carbon bridge is the key to reducing the weight back down with cutouts and better design.
NIce job on the carbon. I like the orange stripes.
When will you get it out for a test drive?
all the best
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
I learnt my lesson with prototyping foils that I should've got someone else to ride them so I could get video, so this time around I've got a tame test rider. I'll give him the board to test at his leisure and then organise a decent day for videoing so probably in a few weeks but if we get locked down again then it could be longer.
Here's a few lazy flat water testing pics at about 2 metres per second, you can see the front section has already planed and the shoulders of the body arent pushing water.
I've got a few videos and a longboard version to show.
Another Surffoils original, I like it!
Seems like wide wings in the front section might "catch an edge" (as they say in snowboarding).
Give us more...
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Hey Bill, as the front section is detachable I've been working on a wide range of dimensions as well as stepped versions, hooked rails. The 2 section don't need to blend like on a single piece surfboard so I've tried a Vee, roll and flat on the front section.
The 8 ft longboard version is around the corner where it will be able to fit into a sub 5 ft bag and will be about 2 lb lighter than the original.
There's more to show.