”The barge” efoil build

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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by larsb » Aug 31 2020 9:50am

Speaking of poor electric karma.. the good thing is the barge worked beautifully last session.The bad thing is that i hit a rock under water at full speed. It was large enough for me to hit it also in the crash - An incredible luck was that i didn’t go unconscious and drown as i was riding alone. So stupid.

Ten stitches in my face, a nice headache and a spine and neck xray later i was discharged from the ER.

Don’t know the status of my board but i won’t be able to ride it for a while anyway. :lowbatt: :lowbatt: :lowbatt:

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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by Hillhater » Aug 31 2020 8:06pm

Ouch ! :cry:
Sorry to hear about the accident,..your project was very impressive.
I guess there is no need to tell you, as i am sure you will remember that you must do your “homework” before you test yourself against Mother Nature !
Her punishment can be harsh for those who forget to do the research.! :wink:
Old sailor tip... deep water is dangerous,... but shallow water is more dangerous.!
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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by larsb » Sep 01 2020 3:23am

I totally agree :wink: :D
I guess i’ll be fine in a few weeks but right now it’s pretty miserable. My face is twice the size and even my dog is scared of me due to my weird movement pattern.

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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by Leeoskar » Sep 04 2020 5:37am

I have followed you project and are very impressed. You are dedicated and creative, sad to here about the exident. I have been riding foils, not electric but with kite and can tell you the rock you hit might be hard but the fin on the foil is very sharp! A full face helmet is recommended at all times.

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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by larsb » Sep 04 2020 3:29pm

My foil actually is designed so slow that it is very blunt. Radius is about 10mm so you cannot get cut. I’ll have a think about protection..

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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by larsb » Sep 05 2020 11:21am

Got a new prop printed, received both their real print and the test print so i did a carbon overlay on the uglier test print. It needs some coats of epoxy to fix the surface but i’m really happy with the carbon overlay
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Looking forward to healing and using it!

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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by macribs » Sep 10 2020 1:13pm

larsb wrote:
Aug 31 2020 9:50am
Speaking of poor electric karma.. the good thing is the barge worked beautifully last session.The bad thing is that i hit a rock under water at full speed. It was large enough for me to hit it also in the crash - An incredible luck was that i didn’t go unconscious and drown as i was riding alone. So stupid.

Ten stitches in my face, a nice headache and a spine and neck xray later i was discharged from the ER.

Don’t know the status of my board but i won’t be able to ride it for a while anyway. :lowbatt: :lowbatt: :lowbatt:

Wow - so glad you are still alive and kicking Lars. That could have turned really ugly really fast. Hey karma must still be on your site, 10 stitches sucks, but if x-ray confirmed you ok those stitches are just proof of your good luck and fortune. Where any scares with pride, you sir are an e-foil pioneer. Keep healing and keep on riding. You will master this.

For future rides, maybe you could map out the area you are riding with a boat and those "fish finders" to search for shallow water, stones and stuff so you can ride in safer area? Of course that will only work if there ain't no dam in one end, as such lakes can have large variations in depth within relatively short manner of time.

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Re: ”The barge” efoil build

Post by larsb » Sep 10 2020 4:49pm

I checked some depth plots already for the nearby lakes.. i’m riding only the deep ones for a while :wink:
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