quoted from un-solicited emails
Rick | 90 & 70cm | kite
“Loving the solid ride on the 90cm and the Lift 150 wing set. Yesterday I tried the Lift 100cm mast with a Lift 130 wing set and it definitely felt most “shifty” under foot. Not sure if it was the mast, the slightly smaller wing or a combination. Got back on yours then with the 150 wing and it felt happier to me.”
Hans | 90cm | kite
“I immediately felt a significant difference in overall weight with the new foil compared to my other Aluminum setup. It’s remarkably lightweight.
While dragging out to the deeper water the board I continued to marvel at how light weight it is. Setting it on it’s side and starting was very easy. I am riding with a single front hook on my board. I intend to remove it now that this setup is so light it’s really not needed and should allow me to go fully strapless.
I’m a heavier rider weighing in over 200lbs. I had some early concern that maybe the foil would be too light for me and exhibit some riding characteristics such as flexing or softness in the mast or fuselage but it has been any thing but that. Ride is very firm and super responsive, no softness or weakness. I like the your description as well that the mast has a dampening effect which I agree with.”
Andy | 90 & 67cm | kite
“Finally got on the water! 20-25mph with big chop, 27” mast.
Everything worked great. The longer fuse position is the same as the shorter one on the Cloud IX fuse. I’d been using the longer one, so that was a slight adjustment but not difficult. About half the time the board actually set itself sideways after crashes, making strapless starts absurdly easy in the direction it was in and a little harder if you wanted to turn it around. Even without the shorter fuse distance, I *think* it had a slightly livelier feel, but it’s hard to isolate from the conditions.
Carrying the board through the marsh to the water was big improvement — that weight loss was noticeable, It made me want to get a light board (mine is about 10 lbs).
All in all, nothing negative and it’s all working great.”
Aaron | 67cm | surf
“I just received the box with the new toys — thanks so much! The parts look fantastic. The big black case showed up with the white Top Secret-style lettering here at the team boatshed and the builders were curious what was inside. I showed it off — they were really impressed with the concept and the finish. I can’t wait to try it.
I finally got out on the Adherend mast for the first time with the cloud 9 wings (and longer fuselage fasteners — thanks for the heads up). Anyway, just wanted to say it rides even better than it looks. Not that I’m very good on the surf foil yet, but the light weight definitely helps.”
Paul | 90 & 65cm | kite
“I have had approximately 10 sessions on it (maybe a few less). All sessions in SF Bay, no sessions in ocean yet. Overall, I love the foil. I love its performance, it’s aesthetics, it light weight and it’s concept.”
my wife | 90cm | kite
“I could not have learned to foil without this. It was so much easier to walk up the beach, get past the break, and learn to water start. At 105lbs, the aluminum foils are just too heavy for me.”
Flight testing of the first Project Cedrus mast, designed around the original Liquid Force rocket wings. Waddell Creek, April 2017