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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2022, 09:57:59 AM »
Thanks Robert, that was excellent!

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« Reply #76 on: June 19, 2022, 08:01:07 PM »
hell yes! best one yet. All hail Adrian the Wizard!!! Mahalo Robert. Nice work, as usual. Go Axis!!!!

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« Reply #77 on: June 19, 2022, 08:09:17 PM »
For those reading but maybe not watching these, the Adrian Roper one is great, no matter what brand you ride. It actually helped me understand Lift foils a lot better for example.

About every 5 minutes he explains some baffling part of foil design that we all wonder about but never quite "get." Thx Robert!!

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« Reply #78 on: June 20, 2022, 12:54:57 PM »
Wow! that was a master class on hydrofoils! I usually listen to the podcast on my drives to work. This one I had to come home and watch it again on video. I think I only understood 20% of what he was talking about, will have to rewatch.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #79 on: June 20, 2022, 06:59:00 PM »
Good to see Adrian's smiling face, since Covid he hasn't been back to Hood River. It's always fun to talk with him. The first time he and I started talking I was supposed to meet some folks for dinner, I got so wrapped up in our conversation I showed up when everyone was starting dessert. They weren't pleased, and I couldn't say that I'd found someone more interesting to talk to than my friends. An excellent episode other than your wacky autofocus. I could tell it was distracting the heck out of you Robert.
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #80 on: June 22, 2022, 10:45:03 AM »
Thank you Robert:Great interview with Adriaan Roper.  I was flying the Axis 1099 and, in my head, thanking him for building a windsurfer as a kid.

What I love about foiling and foil design is that there is far, far less wiggle room for BS.  With surfboard design rails and tuck and rocker were largely subjective.  Fins added speed and drive and . .. what????

Aspect ratios, center of lift (usually 1/4 Chord point), foil shape and cambered vs asymmetric designs and the effect of stabilizers have ~120 years of history in aviation.  Having a degree in Aerospace engineering I listened to the podcast and he was spot on.  Add the benefits of computer simulation, reduced time to test, iterate, the scientific method and we get Products that work GREAT and keep improving.   I am a believer in Axis and Adrian's approach. 

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2022, 12:48:17 AM »
I'm stoked you liked the interview with Adrian from Axis foils.  This next interview was with Clifford Coetzer, the founder and designer at Unifoil who designed some of the first high aspect surf foils.  We go over tips for wing foil beginners, his background, how he started making foils and started Unifoil, foil design evolution, construction, stiffness, tradeoffs, testing prototypes, foil characteristics, and more, enjoy.

https://youtu.be/EovlfQ05k9M
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2022, 06:47:01 AM »
I'm stoked you liked the interview with Adrian from Axis foils.  This next interview was with Clifford Coetzer, the founder and designer at Unifoil who designed some of the first high aspect surf foils.  We go over tips for wing foil beginners, his background, how he started making foils and started Unifoil, foil design evolution, construction, stiffness, tradeoffs, testing prototypes, foil characteristics, and more, enjoy.

https://youtu.be/EovlfQ05k9M

Enjoyed hearing him explain why back foot pressure foils are bad and his attempt to create a series of tails to transition back footed foilers to front footed.

I owned a couple of back foot foil brands and really disliked that style. I often tell friends itís like standing on a squirrels back. All stability gone to shit whenever you have to apply even more back foot, like when going down swell, as Clifford talked about.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #83 on: July 09, 2022, 10:28:14 AM »
Yes, front foot pressure is key to process in wing foiling.

I will keep the interviews coming, in the next interview I will catch up with Sam Loader from PPC.

I thought the "Top 5 tips for Wing Foiling Beginners" in the interview with Alan Cadiz were great, so I made a separate video and a blog post, please share it with beginners that want to learn to wing foil:
https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/blogs/news/how-to-wing-foil-top-5-tips-for-beginners-from-ala/

This is the video:
https://youtu.be/o5dpF76kOh0
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #84 on: July 09, 2022, 11:32:57 AM »
Thank you Robert. 
If you are looking for interview ideas, Chris Meissner or the team from Triton Foils would be an interesting perspective.
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2022, 12:23:33 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion HBsup.

I just posted the second interview with Sam Loader of PPC foiling, lots of interesting gear talk, my impressions of the PPC Soar board, and much more, enjoy!

https://youtu.be/Q04n7N6M8G4

to listen to it as a audio only podcast, go to your favorite podcast app and search for the Blue Planet Show, here is the episode on apple podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blue-planet-show/id1552799894?i=1000570936417
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #86 on: December 03, 2022, 10:26:35 AM »
Here is the latest episode:

https://youtu.be/k_BZT67l_fA

Jason Tangalin and Pono Matthews and the Foil Fever Ohana organized the Foilers of Aloha Classic foil contest on Kauai, held on Nov. 26th, 2022.  The event was blessed with great conditions, a stoked community of foilers and next level performance in the waves.

This interview contains drone footage of the contest, the second half also has footage documenting our 3 day trip with the crew from Oahu, we scored good wing foiling conditions on the Friday before the event.  If you can, watch it at high resolution on a big screen, enjoy!

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #87 on: December 05, 2022, 02:39:48 PM »
I have two interviews coming up this week and next week, please let post any questions you would like me to ask these guests:

1) Mike's Lab foils

2) Ken Winner
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #88 on: December 05, 2022, 06:16:52 PM »
Questions for Mike Z.

His thoughts in fixed stabs. No shimming allowed.

His mast. How thick? Stiffness comparison to anything known outside his world.

Thoughts in fuse length.

Thoughts on mast placement on the fuse. The trend being driven by proners, is the mast getting closer to the front wing. Meanwhile, GoFoil just moved their mast FARTHER from the front wing, for better forward projection with each pump.

Read somewhere production shifting to Italy. SAB?

His thoughts on wings having lots of curves, compared to some brands doing pretty flat foils for efficiency.

What is his wet sanding finish
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #89 on: December 05, 2022, 07:42:18 PM »
Can you get him to go over what gear Johnny Heineken has been ripping on lately- thanks

 


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