Chinese hydrofoil for efoil?


#1

Dear all,
I m french (lyon), starting efoil project.

production of propulsion is under progress.
in parallal i would like to purchase hydrofoil.

I found in aliexpress different cheap foil.

https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/100-carbon-fiber-surfing-hydrofoil-water-wings/32823752639.html?spm=a2g0w.search0104.3.2.CAw6AF&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10345_10342_10343_10340_10341_10541_10084_10083_5370020_10305_10304_10307_10306_10177_10302_10060_10155_10154_10056_10055_10539_10538_10537_10312_10536_10059_10313_10184_10314_10534_10533_100031_10103_10073_10102_5640020_10142_10107,searchweb201603_24,ppcSwitch_4&btsid=c8596a29-17bf-446a-96a6-59b00e0bb607&algo_expid=80299eab-dc84-4042-8682-31ca6a8a5168-0&algo_pvid=80299eab-dc84-4042-8682-31ca6a8a5168

https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Marque-nouveau-hydropt-re-fait-par-100-3-k-fiber-de-carbone-plus-grand-ailes-pour/32834601920.html?spm=a2g0w.search0104.3.53.CAw6AF&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_3_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10345_10342_10343_10340_10341_10541_10084_10083_5370020_10305_10304_10307_10306_10177_10302_10060_10155_10154_10056_10055_10539_10538_10537_10312_10536_10059_10313_10184_10314_10534_10533_100031_10103_10073_10102_5640020_10142_10107%2Csearchweb201603_24%2CppcSwitch_4&btsid=c8596a29-17bf-446a-96a6-59b00e0bb607&algo_expid=80299eab-dc84-4042-8682-31ca6a8a5168-7&algo_pvid=80299eab-dc84-4042-8682-31ca6a8a5168

https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Nouvelle-Pouss-e-Surf-Feuille-En-Fiber-De-Carbone-Hydropt-re-Eau-Ailes-pour-Feuille-Sup/32834039427.html?spm=a2g0w.search0104.3.32.CAw6AF&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_3_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10345_10342_10343_10340_10341_10541_10084_10083_5370020_10305_10304_10307_10306_10177_10302_10060_10155_10154_10056_10055_10539_10538_10537_10312_10536_10059_10313_10184_10314_10534_10533_100031_10103_10073_10102_5640020_10142_10107%2Csearchweb201603_24%2CppcSwitch_4&btsid=c8596a29-17bf-446a-96a6-59b00e0bb607&algo_expid=80299eab-dc84-4042-8682-31ca6a8a5168-4&algo_pvid=80299eab-dc84-4042-8682-31ca6a8a5168

What is you advise ? do you thinck it can work for efoil ? i did not found real feed back on internet.
Thanks for your help


#2

Good find! All of these appear to have a solid mast…no space for wires in the mast.

Are these foils copies of existing kite foils?


#3

hi, i heard the guys in the endless sphere forum talking about having around 900 cm3 of area for the front wing for a 80kg person,
im planning on building my own with an ovel aluminium profile and laminating for the wings, the liquid force foil is lovely but its quite expensive for what it is


#4

The second link looks the same as the Lift efoil, so it’s already tested and working.


#5

Has anyone tried these foils yet? Whats the plan for routing cables with carbon non hollow mast?


#6

Maybe router a channel up the side of the mast and then carbon fibre/glass over it?


#7

I have contact JNJ , carbon mast is not hollowed. he advise me to go on aluminium mast.
But i dont like his foil with aluminium mast .
I asked him to sell separatly aluminium mast and front/rear carbon wing. He is not interested.

in my case i will focus on seconf hand foil.


#8

I bought this one. The quality is pretty nice!

The price was 350€ in total with 2 masts (hollow)


#9

That looks good, do you have the link for it? Cheers


#10

https://xmgreatphoenix.m.en.alibaba.com


#11

I was wondering if that had actually arrived. What was the shipping time like? Do you have any more pictures of it? I would be interested to know if they would ship just the wings.


#12

Shipping time was 20 days and yes it actually arrived.


#13

superlefax, which of these foils did you purchase? I assume one of the windsurfing ones?


#14

I bought the Kitesurf foil


#15

Hi!
Is it heavier than a liquid force foil? And what do you think about the quality of the construction now that you have it? Seems to be a nice solution!


#16

Why the kite over the sup ?


#17

The sup foil has to much lift. The Kite foil hast a good compromise between lift and end Speed. Look at my Video @ YouTube


#18

Nice i can wait to see is it really working looks preety stable. Only concern is to hide wire inside.


#19

I wish I had more time to practice :wink: It’s bloody cold in Germany right now.


#20

$230 US with hollow aluminium mast.

At that price, I’m going to give it a go. Is a 65cm mast long enough? Front wing area seems to be enough

Any thoughts or red flags?