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Postby Baldyforks » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:14 pm

Just wondering if anyone has even riden one? They are a bit like an air chair but with the hyrofoil on a board. I've seen them in kiting and bigwave surfing. Would be cool floating above the water I recon.
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Postby darth » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:40 am

I have had one for nearly 8 years now. They are great fun to ride.I havnt done any tow in surfing on it but maybe one day.
I have built a few for guys who kite surf as well.
They are not the easiest thing to ride and they are murder on your leg muscles.
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Postby Baldyforks » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:41 am

youve built some. cool. whats involved in that?
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Postby darth » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:11 am

Making Hydrofoils is my business, i export to the US and Europe. I make the Tbar and wings and offer them as an upgrade for the skyski and airchair. As for the standup i used an old skyski board,the bindings and boots were some early hard sided snow board boots mounted to an ally plate which then screwed to the board. The tbar i used, i hand made 9 years ago for my daughter to ride.Its a shorter version than the standard ones available.I welded a plate to the top of it which then bolts to the board with the binding plate on top of it.Its pretty rough what i did but it works a treat.
I used the hard sided boots as they are much stiffer around your ankles.I did try some K2 clicker bindings and some standard soft sided bindings.Surfers and kiteboarders use them but i found them not rigid enough
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Postby Baldyforks » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:35 pm

cool, do you still make them? and how much would just the foil and bar be?
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Postby darth » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:42 pm

PM me with your details and i will call you to discuss
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Postby gotwake » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:10 pm

Darth knows his stuff, best hydrofoils in the world, just about to get my new one anno'd.
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Postby Baldyforks » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:29 pm

hey darth i dont want to waste your time cause i dont want to spent to much i was just looking for a ball park figure cause its only for a bit of fun when the waters a bit rough.

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Postby jcooper » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:33 pm

darth wrote:Making Hydrofoils is my business, i export to the US and Europe. I make the Tbar and wings and offer them as an upgrade for the skyski and airchair. As for the standup i used an old skyski board,the bindings and boots were some early hard sided snow board boots mounted to an ally plate which then screwed to the board. The tbar i used, i hand made 9 years ago for my daughter to ride.Its a shorter version than the standard ones available.I welded a plate to the top of it which then bolts to the board with the binding plate on top of it.Its pretty rough what i did but it works a treat.
I used the hard sided boots as they are much stiffer around your ankles.I did try some K2 clicker bindings and some standard soft sided bindings.Surfers and kiteboarders use them but i found them not rigid enough


Do you guys have an association or club that would be interested in doing a demo at Doonstock 2010
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Postby AndrewC » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:40 pm

jcooper wrote:
darth wrote:Making Hydrofoils is my business, i export to the US and Europe. I make the Tbar and wings and offer them as an upgrade for the skyski and airchair. As for the standup i used an old skyski board,the bindings and boots were some early hard sided snow board boots mounted to an ally plate which then screwed to the board. The tbar i used, i hand made 9 years ago for my daughter to ride.Its a shorter version than the standard ones available.I welded a plate to the top of it which then bolts to the board with the binding plate on top of it.Its pretty rough what i did but it works a treat.
I used the hard sided boots as they are much stiffer around your ankles.I did try some K2 clicker bindings and some standard soft sided bindings.Surfers and kiteboarders use them but i found them not rigid enough


Do you guys have an association or club that would be interested in doing a demo at Doonstock 2010


http://www.ozeflyin.net/bb/

Put a shout out on the ozeflyin forum (link above), there are plenty of good riders around the country that will happily get involved.
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Postby jcooper » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:46 pm

Yeah thanks mate, registered today and just waiting to be approved.

Would be great to see a demo, you guys are nuts! :P
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Postby jcooper » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:38 am

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Postby darth » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:13 am

There are a couple of fellas that live near melbourne that do Moomba and ride 2 up on hydrofoils.They are pretty good riders and good to watch.I will try and get there details for you.
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Postby jcooper » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:18 am

darth wrote:There are a couple of fellas that live near melbourne that do Moomba and ride 2 up on hydrofoils.They are pretty good riders and good to watch.I will try and get there details for you.


Great, I can sort out a special Doonstock deal for them if they like.
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