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By airfreak (airfreak) on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 7:16 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Well it's been alfully quite here. Anyone else waiting to see the new foils? I would like to upgrade sometime soon.
 
By goochy (goochy) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 1:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I hope to upgrade very soon. I hope to ride the new V 38, and the new SS pro soon. Plan on riding V38 April 24-26 (if its out ) . I have a dealer bring me one to demo to Pickwick , Tn where I ride and have a small cabin. We are hoping to have a open to public demo day April 25, ( Sunday ) behind my Malibu VLX. Lonnie from cinch max might come up too?? he is the Sky Ski dealer. I'm looking to spend $2000- $2500 for new chair. I want to ride both before I buy. I ride a Air Chair Stealth now. Selling it, selling wakeboards to get cash to buy a new chair !!!!!!!!!!!!
 
By Jonathan Pollard (airjunky123) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 6:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
V38????....guess I've been out of the loop. Who's making it and what's different about it?
 
By airfreak (airfreak) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 10:55 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Airchair is making the V38 (38 inch strut) with some other improvements. Skyski is getting ride ot the cast stut and going with a two piece struct on the PRo model. The also are testing a carbon fiber, 19lbs setup.
 
By DarthBradley (darthbradley) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 11:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
DarkSide Hydrofoiling Company (coming soon)
Soon to build an exculsive line of Carbon Fiber Hydrofoils Carbon Fiber is just too good of a ride to not use...

 
By airfreak (airfreak) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 7:34 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
DarthBradley,
When will the CF be out? I have thought about laying up a front foil to replace my old cast. Just haven't had the spare time to shape a mold. Just looking for some better performace without breaking the budget.

 
By ron kuykendall (simba) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 4:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
does the v38 have a shock on it?
 
By ron kuykendall (simba) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 4:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
darth is that a joke or are you serious?
 
By DarthBradley (darthbradley) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 12:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
-Another line of foils produced in Arizona (DS Hydrofoil CO), should be ready in the next year or so, but its still up in the air due to the cost of tools, etc... I hear ya about the time to shape, etc. But to tell you the truth, I will NEVER ride aluminum again, even if I was paid! Carbon makes foiling easier and more enjoyable than ever before!

-Not a joke at all. Sky Ski is dropping the idea of a Carbon Fiber Sky Ski, so me and a couple business partners are gathering up wisdom and cash to start the project, stay tuned!

 
By airfreak (airfreak) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 7:13 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Darth,
I can see a CF strut being harder to design, but the wings should be very easy. I would love to have the option of replacing the wings on my pro with CF. The new billet foil might be in my future, although I would rather get a LE or better yet, a LE strut with CF wings. I would think an all CF would be out of my price range.

Keep it simple - Release CF wings first. Then developing the strut for the current boards. And then the whole cf package.

 
By ron kuykendall (simba) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 5:12 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yesterday I was riding my LEX, my second time riding it since I got it last week. For the first time, I run into a sandbar.

Although it hurt like hell, all I could think about is the foil ok. I check it with 0 damage done except for some mud on the nose and foil.

I would worry the carbon ones would crack under that kind of impact.

 
By Robert (ag4ever) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 9:24 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
When Carbon fails it is violent, when metal fails, it is usually a little less violent. I would be affraid if i landed to hard numerous time the wings would collapse too.
 
By DarthBradley (darthbradley) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 1:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
To my dismay, I might've been misleading in my posts about Carbon Fiber and MY intent to make foils. If and when I decide to make these foils, I will not sell them! I was just referencing that I will hopefully have a product that is rideable by the end of the year. By doing this, maybe others will get motivated about the technology and product and maybe make their own. However, there is no real way that I would be able to sell foils, nor would I want to, at least till some patents run out and/or some hydrofoil companies go under...
 
By airfreak (airfreak) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 1:29 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Misleading or not, it sure is fun to see the responses in the other forums. Hope you didn't get to many nasty phone calls:-)
 
By DarthBradley (darthbradley) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 1:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
NO kidding! People will deny that SkySki is dropping Carbon, but hopefully my saying that they are will maybe motivate them to infact keep on going with the project! We'll see what happens, Im keeping my fingers crossed...
 

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