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Beasho

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Ghetto Foil
« on: August 09, 2018, 08:38:06 AM »
This was built from scraps in the woodpile, the attic and a boogie board found in the neighbors trash.

I wanted to see how this would fly compared to my high-end Blue Planet board.  Its work to get started behind the 5 hp motor but it flies.   

With some practice it might pump indefinitely

 

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 08:43:10 AM »
Here were the stages of construction
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 08:47:39 AM by Beasho »

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 08:55:49 AM »
My daughter successfully flew first. 

The board starts like a wakeboard and then SLOWLY, SLOWLY gets up.  It can take up to 45 or more seconds to get flying.

The design above was totally unstable for me.  Yet my daughter flew without a problem.  What I realized was that my heals were sitting on the foam.  Without adequate heal pressure control there was no hope of flying and I would wobble out of control and crash like a beginner.

On the second set of tests the boogie foam ripped off the back of the board.

So I went back to the drawing board, rummaged around the attic and found some bamboo for a splint and aluminum rail for heal control. 

Perfect!
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 09:08:40 AM by Beasho »

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 08:59:57 AM »
do you own stock in gorilla glue?!!
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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 09:05:58 AM »
Boogie Fever!

Awesome!
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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 09:12:36 AM »
gotta love the goofy-specific asym design
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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 09:12:40 AM »
gotta love the goofy-specific asym design
YES!  A major observation from this experiment was that:

Foil Boards with Straps Should be Asymmetrical

This will be bad for production/commercial reasons but given that users are either Goofy or Regular foot the design of the platform and certainly how you connect to the foil should not be symmetric.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 09:14:42 AM by Beasho »

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 10:10:53 AM »

How I'm picturing Beasho in his Ghetto foil lab. ;D
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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 11:53:15 AM »
This is freaking awesome! Now I won't have to buy a Dwarfcraft 3'6" when my skill level outgrows my current beginning board for kitefoiling.

https://www.slingshotsports.com/2019-Dwarf-Craft-3-6

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 12:55:20 PM »
This is freaking awesome! Now I won't have to buy a Dwarfcraft 3'6" when my skill level outgrows . . .
https://www.slingshotsports.com/2019-Dwarf-Craft-3-6

Correct!

All you need is a skateboard deck. 

Or just make a plywood surfboard and bolt on the Tuttle or similar track adapter.

My 1" x 6" x 36" Pressure treated stringer was a bit overkill.  I may carve out the center.  The whole rig WITH THE GO FOIL MALIKO 200 weighs 20 lbs.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 12:57:39 PM by Beasho »

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 07:52:12 PM »
Id offer this idea for v2.

1/4 (3mm) plywood maybe 12 x 30 sheathed in a layer or two of glass or carbon (use your leftovers) to stiffen it up.

Put that on the bottom and bolt the foil to it. You could probably bolt the straps to it through the board with a little ingenuity.

Id like having the foam top. Itd save those prone shapers a lot of sanding if they just bag traction over the whole top now that I think about it.

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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 07:36:01 AM »
Definitely cheaper than the gym!
You're gonna harden up pretty quick, if you keep pumping like that!
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Re: Ghetto Foil
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 02:06:04 PM »
That is truly amazing!  :o Beasho's brainstorm boogie board!
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