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BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:10 pm

Hey everyone, I'm really excited to finally announce a project that I have been working on over the past couple years. This year's spring order will be custom foils, I hope you like them! Please check out the new forum devoted entirely to Project Cedrus: http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=50
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby CdoG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:50 pm

So your selling foils?
Out of carbon fiber ?
And you have different stiffnesses for different water conditions?
Very cool I'm intrigued !
Can one demo one?
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby CdoG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:55 pm

So much information
Also
Can I bolt my stringy wings onto your mast and fuselage ?
As I love my stringy but the Weight of the mast and fuselage.
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby BayAreaKite » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:08 pm

Thanks CdoG, my fuselage will share the Liquid Force bolt pattern (at wings. I don't know what version of stringy wings you have... if they are the 6-bolt they will not compatible. My fuselage allows for longer grip length fasteners hence the reduced number.

The first batch of masts will all have the same stiffness, a nice blend of weight and performance. Perhaps in the future, like way way in the future, I could have custom layups. But for now I need to minimize the complexity and load on my shop.

Project Cedrus Mast+Fuse is 1.7kg and the LF Happy Mast + Carbon fuse is 2.9kg. So huge weight savings from your current setup.

Thanks, Kyle
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby BayAreaKite » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:14 am

I'm happy to report that yesterday I secured enough deposits to cover my tooling and fabrication down payments. We'll be going into production shortly! A few spots left in the Launch Customer batch, get in today!

The production mast will be lighter, stiffer, stronger, and maintain laminar flow throughout a wider angle of attack regime than the prototypes!
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby BayAreaKite » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:45 am

Honored to be a finalist for a JEC Innovation Award with Project Cedrus. Heading to Paris next week for the show, please check out the other finalists and cast your vote today: http://preview.jec-world.events/#/innovation-awards/identify-promote-and-reward-the-most-innovative-composite-solutions-worldwide/
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby CdoG » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:46 am

Congratulations
If you look at under Sports and leisure you'll find Kyle's project.
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:35 am

Wanted to thank my launch customers for their patience and support as we enter the final week of serial production for Project Cedrus. Very exciting to see all the detailed design work pay off with a smooth manufacturing process. Initial feedback from the first rides have been extremely positive. Hope to open up another batch of orders sometime, but now focused on shipping and taking a little break from the craziness!
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby Kipwylie » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:39 am

Hello All,
It's finally time for my review of Kyle's Project Cedrus setup.
Background: I have been non-race foiling for 3 years and I consider myself reasonably accomplished at gybes, toe & heal, and I'm maybe %90 at air-foot-switches. I ride a Kanaha Shapes 37" pocket board and I recently had a few hours at Nitinat Lake BC riding the Cedrus Foil.
My impressions. Very smooth ride, without any of the erratic "cavitations" or "sonic booms" that can occur on masts & fuselages with poorer shapes. Looking at the span of the CP Kyle mast I had initial concerns that it would have some of the issues I experienced riding the 1st Gen LF narrower mast.... but Kyle must have found the perfect sweet-spot for mast design, span & length. I pushed a ton of torque through the setup on many reaches and I never once brokeout with a blowout. Regarding the super lightweight on the water... It's nothing short of a pure delight. In waterstarts you really notice the neutral floatation as you can lay everything on its side and it will wait just so forever for you. My other setup is a Ghost Whisperer/Moses and Kyle's is similar, and possibly noticeably lighter. In addition, this lightweight makes for plenty of nimble snappy fun when you drive a tiny board like the KS 37 through sharp turns with Kyle's creation.
Very Happy with this.
The only "negative" (which for myself is a non-issue) is that I've heard from at least one purchaser whos motivation was some concept of a "soft" LE and trailing edge on the mast for avoiding cuts and injuries. The composition of these surfaces is still pretty hard stuff so I don't know if it would still cut through a wetsuit or bare skin. Needs some TOW testing. It's softer than carbon or aluminum, but still fairly robust. Imagine a plastic milk crate material. The LE is blunt enough to not cut, some potential on the trailing edge.
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Re: BAK 2018 Order: Custom Hydrofoils!

Postby BayAreaKite » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:12 am

Launch customer had a change of heart, so I am offering his setup for sale. Serial 01-005 of Project Cedrus. Compatible with Liquid Force wings, this setup is complete with limited edition (black G10) original Stringy wings. Ships in a limited edition rifle case, perfect for that winter trip to Baja:)

Feedback from other launch customers has been very positive. The entire setup floats when detached from the board, giving you ample time for strapless starts and a lighter weight setup for long walks on the beach or travel. The mast is extremely stiff, despite weighing less than 3lbs (excluding attachment bracket). The damping characteristics and durability of the non-structural leading/trailing edges are another bonus. Future compatibility with other fuselages, attachment brackets, and wings to come...
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