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Additional detail of Project Cedrus development, product updates & news.

 

Thoughts on Titan

Thoughts on Titan

Photo: Paul Daly (AP) Apologies to those visiting my blog searching for updates on Evolution Cedrus, my next generation carbon fiber hydrofoil mast. But in the wake of the loss of Titan, I am feeling a need to address the false information that is being shared by the...

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The State of the Mast

The State of the Mast

I think I saw on social media someone call 2022 “the year of the mast.” Nearly every major brand introduced a new “performance” or “high modulus” mast after recognizing the importance of mast stiffness on foil control and for simply managing the ever increasing loads...

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Evolution Cedrus

Evolution Cedrus

Project Cedrus is no longer just a project for me. What started 6 years ago on my dining room table has arguably revolutionized the foil industry and somewhat unexpectedly turned into my full-time job. From 3D printed edges masking taped to a hollow carbon box, the...

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Aluminum Mast Sealing

Aluminum Mast Sealing

We have been getting a lot of requests for suggestions on how to seal the new aluminum mast from water ingress, and apologize for the delay of this much needed blog post. Before we dive in, I want to reiterate that leaving the mast open was a difficult decision, and...

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Sustainability

We are living through the 6th great mass extinction. If that does not resonate with you, recognize that we are causing it. In the last few years, I’ve seen a great migration among my peers from working in finance and tech, towards “sustainable” organizations with a...

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Hardware.

Hardware.

I got back from AWSI a couple weeks ago, but I am still processing so many observations and thoughts. I've also been really busy on a number of new products, in addition to fulfilling orders for masts and adapters, that I've had little time for blog updates even...

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Notes on Ventilation

Notes on Ventilation

Ventilation is a very complex phenomena, and while I have addressed the concept many times directly with clients via email, or made postings on instagram, I think it’s time to write  blog entry about it because there is still a lot of confusion and general lack of...

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Engineered Aluminum

Engineered Aluminum

In 2016 I set out to change the landscape of carbon foil masts. I was very clear from the onset: Project Cedrus was to be 30% lighter with greater stiffness and strength than any other mast on the market, or I had failed. Now in 2022, in the last few months alone,...

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Custom Adapter Updates

Custom Adapter Updates

When I started Project Cedrus in 2016, the foil industry was very small and fragmented. In fact, some of the most popular brands today didn't even have foils in 2016... and some of the popular brands back then, don't exist today... I didn't launch adapters for Project...

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Adapter Shimming

Adapter Shimming

I've been foiling my Project Cedrus with Lift wings for almost 3 years now. I don't foil nearly as much as I would like to, but I've assembled, ridden, and travelled with the wingset enough to notice that over time, the connection to my mast has started to feel a...

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Day 1

Day 1

I am excited, and somewhat scared, to announce that today is my first day as a full time engineer, manager, customer service agent, bookkeeper, sales director, and owner at Project Cedrus. When I started this 6 years ago, it was a creative outlet for me and an...

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A new mount for a Classic mast

A new mount for a Classic mast

The pace of evolution of foiling, especially within the last year, has been fascinating to witness. I certainly would have never expected the Wall Street Journal to cover our sport! It's very hard for me to believe that in April of 2020, after my long-time mast...

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Reduce your carbon foilprint

Reduce your carbon foilprint

I don’t know about you, but I have really been struggling as I witness the effects of climate change on our planet. Watching California burn, a place my wife and I shared a wonderful 5 years learning to kite and foil, has been sad. Witnessing 115 degrees temperature...

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New Windsurf & High Volume Board Mount

New Windsurf & High Volume Board Mount

In over 100 masts sold, only a few have gone to windsurfers. As a kiter, I have marketed primarily to kiters through forums and word of mouth, and a lot of kiters have transitioned to winging so about 80% if my sales in the last 12 months were to wingers, with the...

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Supply Chain 101 & Thank You Customers!

Supply Chain 101 & Thank You Customers!

As far as I know, the Suez Canal blockage has not impacted Project Cedrus. However this year has taught me that the global logistics and supply chain world has become so complex and fragile that I'm not confident to say the blockage won't impact me in some way until...

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