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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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