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by SURFFOILS
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

Have a look at others converting shortboards into foilboards.

https://www.swaylocks.com/forums/how-to ... -hydrofoil
by SURFFOILS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner
Replies: 80
Views: 20976

Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

I think they were an amazing variation, they were a part of that progressive design
period and linked to one of the most exciting talents of Cheyne. There were more a revelation than a destination. An essential stepping stone.
by SURFFOILS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner
Replies: 80
Views: 20976

Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Funnily enough original Zaps aren't that enjoyable to ride. So maybe a modern version is a good idea. Because of the 3" of foam when you paddled for a wave it rotataed on the surface, yawing from side to side. Because of the thick rails and wide tail it never wanted to get on a rail, so the best you...
by SURFFOILS
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner
Replies: 80
Views: 20976

Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

I think some US guys 'had' an agreement with Geoff but when it finished they decided to keep using his name , his ideas, and his future ideas. Yes that Sways tussle did change a few things because the US guys stopped directly using Geoffs design names. Even if you don't have legally protected your I...
by SURFFOILS
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner
Replies: 80
Views: 20976

Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

It's odd that there's a US maker who used to have an association with Geoff but doesn't now, but still uses McCoy logos without Geoffs consent. That's what he's saying in that article. And even more so there are copiers who declare Geoff shaping to be quite average but his designs to be good enough ...
by SURFFOILS
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner
Replies: 80
Views: 20976

Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

In commenting on the reports of (some) surfers that inside the tube "time slows down,” the Captain questioned my suggestion that this perception could possibly be related to, or accented by, 2. Visual "tunneling" as predicted by Al Einstein when approaching the speed of light." that effect comes fro...
by SURFFOILS
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

Quick pic of the 2015 version.
The side foils give balance like the inside rail and the rear foil is for stability.
Not what I'm riding now but it's a step in the evolution of surf foiling.
by SURFFOILS
Fri May 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Surfing Hydrofoils

Here's the Cpts review from this thread back in 2013. Hi guys, I'm the test pilot for SurfFoils chiming in to talk a little about how it rides. I've been riding the square yellow aluminium foil on a bodyboard to get started, mainly to get my head around the dynamics of foil surfing versus regular su...
by SURFFOILS
Fri May 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

What the hell is that ? I started making surfing hydrofoils in 2005/6, now I'm into the hundreds of versions of prone, shortboard, longboard, SUP, handplane hydrofoils. Just Google 'hydrofoil shortboard' or anything like that. There's tons of pics , videos on Vimeo. Just your average backyard surf i...
by SURFFOILS
Fri May 26, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

The foil can be made of polystyrene so it's a safe kids product.
Or make it from carbon fibre and ride it everywhere else.
So yes.
by SURFFOILS
Wed May 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils.

Saltman, you can swap the foil over to another board in a minute. If you've done a small repair you can install the foil. So that 1990 Gunther Rohn under the house has a new life to live. Any board will do, you don't need to buy a specialty board, an older board works just as well as a brand new one...
by SURFFOILS
Tue May 23, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

I think it's when you see someone foiling you understand how fast and how smooth it all is. You can catch an unbroken wave and cover 500 metres cruising back and forth. I'ts surreal. It's already going off in Hawaii / US so it will get here in 6 or 7 years.
by SURFFOILS
Sat May 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

Hatchnam, I will soon. The mast length is one of the issues with the 3 foot masts that are currently available, just too long to be useful in the surf, loo dangerous for the rider and others, too heavy and hard to paddle over shallow water and reefs. Funnily, on one of my first foil prototypes I use...
by SURFFOILS
Fri May 19, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

Yeah I never enjoyed the few minutes I had on a ski. I SUPed once and thought it's not for me. But if you've never foiled, and I'm guessing that's true, then you haven't felt the amazing acceleration and smoothness of the ride. It's not like changing fins, or wax Vs deckgrip, it's like getting out o...
by SURFFOILS
Thu May 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

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Cmon guys, Hydrofoils are starting to show up on the East coast, I've seen a few guys on the GC flying like they're on coke. Until you see it, you'll never appreciate how fast you can go.
Anyone had a go on one yet ?
I know TC got one installed in a board in Brookvale.
by SURFFOILS
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

Good to know, I'll be kind.
I welcome your input Drailed, it's the people from Left Field who see things that other don't.
by SURFFOILS
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

No, Im only interested in how they surf.
by SURFFOILS
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortboard Hydrofoils
Replies: 118
Views: 26587

Re: Shortboard Hydrofoils

Drailed, here's some of my handplanes....

http://www.swaylocks.com/forums/1st-handplane-attempt