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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2018, 04:09:17 PM »
Frankenfoil would be a better name...:)
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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2018, 08:41:11 PM »
Very cool. They say the board isn’t important once you’re flying. I’ve always wondered if an old skateboard or an old ironing board would work. You could cut something out of plywood, seal it, cover the top with a deck pad and “theoretically” be good to go. I wished I lived where I could experiment with this stuff. Nice job Beasho.

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2018, 07:10:12 AM »
It's the notch in that stringer that's causing all the problems.

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2018, 03:20:30 PM »
Anyone else marveling at the fact that half his wing is out of the water and he'll just keep right on going. The rules don't apply to Kai.

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2019, 12:50:43 PM »
Revisiting this thread.

I am considering building a ghetto foil to play behind the boat for a little bit.  Picked up a cheap CBC type surfboard form craigslist.   On the botttom, I was going shave out enough to put in sheet of half in plywood so it would sit flush with the rails and bottom of the board.  Basically the section where my foil and feet would be.  Then I would just do do the same for the top. Then add some old trac top for grip.   

Think it will work,

would you change anything 

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2019, 03:33:04 PM »
I did something similar about 2 years ago. I took the 5'8" sushi board and mounted my kite foil to it. I put an aluminum plate on both the top and bottom of the board. It worked, but it felt a little too flexy am I liking and it was also heavy even with using aluminum.