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Title: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Sedgehammer on November 08, 2020, 11:33:38 PM
Pretty neat -o

https://techstartups.com/2020/06/28/lift-efoil-motorized-hydrofoil-surfboard-can-fly-water-25-mph/ (https://techstartups.com/2020/06/28/lift-efoil-motorized-hydrofoil-surfboard-can-fly-water-25-mph/)

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Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Walnut Beast on November 08, 2020, 11:41:15 PM
That is pretty neat for only 12 k 😂
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Sedgehammer on November 08, 2020, 11:43:15 PM
Well, yeah, but 12k really ain't that much anyways, but if fairly popular, pricing could really come down. 
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Ianab on November 09, 2020, 12:10:07 AM
A buddy in Auckland runs a sail powered version. Can really move, and takes surprisingly little wind to get it up on the foil. 
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: mike_belben on November 09, 2020, 07:57:49 AM
12 grand is a lot to this guy.  


Laird hamilton was the first to put a foil under a board.  He was tow surfing into jaws on one in the late 90s or 2000s.  Didnt really catch on. 
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Nebraska on November 09, 2020, 09:27:48 AM
Don't think I can afford the maintenance on that one anymore....
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Sedgehammer on November 09, 2020, 09:30:44 AM
@mike_belben (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=33722) not when you look at what a snow sled is, motor cycle. If ya like water, that's not really so bad

@Nebraska (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=45256) I hear ya, the divorce wood be costly.....
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Nebraska on November 09, 2020, 10:08:35 AM
Amen!
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Tom King on November 09, 2020, 07:15:03 PM
I think I'd be bored with it, after about 20 minutes.
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Sedgehammer on November 09, 2020, 07:58:47 PM
I think I'd be bored with it, after about 20 minutes.
The wombman or the hydrofoil........ ;D
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Southside on November 09, 2020, 10:33:44 PM
I don't know.  Standing up, 2' over the water, doing 25 mph.  Something tells me when you suddenly find a sand bar or other obstacle, or the computer lets the blue smoke out suddenly, the whole "body in motion...." rule is going to apply and leave a mark.  
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: florida on November 15, 2020, 02:52:55 PM
One hour ride time, maybe, and $3,000 for another battery is going to make sales non-existent.
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Cruiser_79 on November 20, 2020, 01:59:40 AM
Funny, my cousin lives on Bonaire and since few months he rent these things.Don't know or they're exactly same, but they have electric hydrofoils.  8 months per year Bonaire is a kitesurf paradise, but when the wind is gone they want to rent these things. 
There are lots of hydrofoils for kiting around here, incredible how little wind those things need. When we are kiting with 12 m2, you see some guys foiling with 6-7 m2. To me it looks a little boring, I prefer kiting in > 30 knts  ;D
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Ianab on November 20, 2020, 04:50:28 AM
If you want a bit more exciting, you could race AC75 class boats. That's a 75ft sailing hydrofoil that's going to be raced in next years America's Cup. NZ team launched their new boat today, and reckon it could be good for 50 knots. 

America's Cup: Team New Zealand happy with new boat's impressive foiling on debut sail | Stuff.co.nz (https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/123456989/americas-cup-team-new-zealand-happy-with-new-boats-impressive-foiling-on-debut-sail)

I think that balancing a boat that size balanced on 2 foils would be a mission. The new boat is redesigned for aerodynamics as it's practically flying. 
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 20, 2020, 05:49:50 AM
Since water is pretty much solid up here by January, you could always dig out the ice boat. ;D

The perfect ice - Ice boats on Lake Geneva - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC0I5PEhkJo)
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Sedgehammer on November 20, 2020, 08:31:32 AM
That looks cold. I'm allergic to cold, cuz it's cold.
Title: Re: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph
Post by: Tacotodd on November 21, 2020, 02:44:29 PM
Sedge, that’s what I tell people about pain, that stuff HURTS! I’m allergic to it!