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The Shape Shack / Re: Installing Chinook 16" boxes
« on: March 23, 2023, 06:29:53 PM »
Yes.  Two man free handed, sorta accurate and kinda sketchy.

No they don't have bits or jigs.

I am about 7 sessions in and they seem solid as expected.

A setup like the future one shot would be much easier, maybe someone can make one?  Chinook told me the CAD file for the boxes is in the Shape3D library...

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: March 13, 2023, 07:55:34 AM »

The Shape Shack / Re: Maximum Displacement Hull Speed
« on: March 12, 2023, 02:54:05 PM »
I appreciate you starting these threads and sharing your engineering knowledge.   And it's cool how the YT algorithm is great at recommending similar videos that could keep me learning for days.

I am wondering how to cheat ventilation?  I've already done the big foil big board thing, and ventilation in turns is what got me going smaller and smaller.

How do we get lift on demand or retractable lift or multi stage lift?  We use the bigger board to get flying on the smaller foil, how do we get flying on a bigger foil and then transition to smaller foil once up?

Foil SUP / Re: eFoil Etiquette in the Lineup
« on: January 13, 2023, 12:42:52 PM »
The reaction to this guy efoiling is all over the map.  Some say it's the coolest thing and can't wait to try it, others say it's everything wrong with surfing.  Given all the boat traffic at Ft Point it seems silly to be bothered by him, if he was charging the peak or getting close to surfers I could see, but way out on the shoulder?

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: January 11, 2023, 03:11:38 PM »
I sometimes forget how good Zane is, and then I see this:

Foil SUP / Re: eFoil Etiquette in the Lineup
« on: January 08, 2023, 03:59:38 PM »
I've been out with foil assist and efoils at several spots in CA and Hawaii.  Last year it was only used for riding uncatchable waves far away from any surfers, this to me is the perfect application.

For people who are injured or have age issues that prevents them from paddling I'm all for these folks using technology to play in the ocean.

This year I'm seeing guys motor around me and take off deeper or further out.  This seems guaranteed to cause friction or even conflict.   The wave in question shuts down at high tide, the electric folks can have it to themselves then.  I hope they self regulate before ordinances start getting passed.

The noise pollution is a bummer for me.  The foil assist makes weird gurgling sounds, and the efoils make a whinning non-stop high pitched irritating sound.

30 years ago I suffered a 2 year bout.

Around 15 years ago I was again lying on the floor in pain.  I downloaded and listened to John Sarnos Healing Back Pain, within a couple hours I got up and walked around the block feeling 50% better, within a week or 2 completely gone.

Others have since taken up Sarnos work.

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: December 23, 2022, 04:10:54 PM »
Probably the most impressive paddle in surf foiling I have seen, some epic rides and hard wipeouts.  Everyone was getting really good rides.  Johnny says he wants the bigger peak the surfers were on and is confident he can make the drop...

The Shape Shack / Re: Hollow foil board construction method
« on: December 18, 2022, 08:42:53 AM »
Technically speaking blanks are already "hollow" as in 90 something percent air.  The Mike's Lab guys are using light density foam, like 1lb, for sub 10 pound SUP foil boards. 

I have been playing around with lighter density, to me this seems easier (cheaper and faster) than hollow or chambered.

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: December 11, 2022, 12:51:19 PM »
Board is 5'6" like 115L give or take...


The goal here is to stimulate the exchange of tribal knowledge regarding of Hydrofoil Board production. Please feel free to post questions and comments.

I would love to see a more detail and specifics on how you set the track boxes and how you do the stringers??

Random / Re: Loch Eggers passed at 55
« on: November 04, 2022, 07:42:24 AM »
Wow, sad and scary.

Did they get the jab?

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: November 04, 2022, 07:34:06 AM »
What's your perfect day?

Also curious to hear thoughts on Johnny's new board design, he said it feels great.

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: October 30, 2022, 07:26:36 AM »
Right on.

Lag time in pumping or wave riding?

That was his first time riding a new foil.  He moved his foot strap next session and is ripping.  He's been working on those layback tight carves and even made a new narrower board for tighter turns.

The Shape Shack / Re: Grow a Surfboard - Plant Foam Cloth and Resin
« on: October 30, 2022, 07:20:12 AM »
On thier blog they mention playing around with different densities.

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