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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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