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  1. #29
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    I think the problem lies with the fact that most of the developments consist of starting with a standard windsurf board and adding a foil or maybe 2 foils in much the same way you would fit a fin or centre board. Whatever comes next is more likely to be something completely designed from the bottom up. After the only 2 factors that really define a windsurf board is the fact that the rig is on a universal joint and is controlled directly ( ie not through ropes and pulleys) by a standing sailor via the boom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerb View Post
    I think the problem lies with the fact that most of the developments consist of starting with a standard windsurf board and adding a foil or maybe 2 foils in much the same way you would fit a fin or centre board. Whatever comes next is more likely to be something completely designed from the bottom up. After the only 2 factors that really define a windsurf board is the fact that the rig is on a universal joint and is controlled directly ( ie not through ropes and pulleys) by a standing sailor via the boom.
    The AHD board was specifically designed for the foil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerb View Post
    I think the problem lies with the fact that most of the developments consist of starting with a standard windsurf board and adding a foil or maybe 2 foils in much the same way you would fit a fin or centre board. Whatever comes next is more likely to be something completely designed from the bottom up. After the only 2 factors that really define a windsurf board is the fact that the rig is on a universal joint and is controlled directly ( ie not through ropes and pulleys) by a standing sailor via the boom.
    That's exactly problem preventing boards using constant lift,reducing drag foils. The heeling force from rig is countered with negative lift from windward foil. Without the heeling force windward hull ( rail) submerges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphie View Post
    That's exactly problem preventing boards using constant lift,reducing drag foils. The heeling force from rig is countered with negative lift from windward foil. Without the heeling force windward hull ( rail) submerges.
    There are Smartfins - windsurf fins that adjust their profile depending on the load. A pair of those as a hydrofoil wing might counteract the heeling force on a windsurf foil board.

    http://www.smartfins.com/

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    New foiling vid?

    https://vimeo.com/126499241
    Now back in the UK.

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    A wake-free day - by Horue.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jryjvF32FJg

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    Starboard are developing a windfoil and board.

    http://www.star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?p=64051

    Interesting that he says the current deep tuttle on the isonic is not strong enough.

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