WARP Drive BLEF foil fins ready to go

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Roy Stuart, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
  2. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    That looks deadly. I've been stabbed in the foot twice by fins, but that bad boy would take a leg off.
     

  3. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    809
    Apr 1, 2009
    Will this fin be able to transport me to to the future?
     
  4. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    The leading edge is not sharp, the bumps are smoothly rounded to the foil shape and the fin is definitely safer than a typical thruster fin, the polycarbonate has some 'give' to it as well, stiff and strong but we've bent one over thirty degrees during strength tests.

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  5. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Certainly, being a postmodern creation it exists in all moments of time and so does the user.
     
  6. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Are they under $100K? If so it's a steal!
     
  7. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

    899
    May 20, 2011
    Absolutely, you can get them for the dirt cheap price of $199NZD or $164US for us yanks.
     
  8. Cuck Taylor

    Cuck Taylor Well-Known Member

    853
    Jul 6, 2013
    Roy I'll need to get one to put on my PP retro I've been speaking of on swaylocks. I have been hand foiling a plywood fin with the leading edge bump.. Good god it's hard to do. I think your 3d printing is a pretty solid idea.
     
  9. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    I knew I've seen that shape before. On Nat Geo.

    warclub.jpg
     
  10. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Stoked I think you'll enjoy it.

    As you say it's hard to do foiling those BLEFs, I've put in over 30 hours on some, pretty crazy. The printer takes 8 hours...
     
  11. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Nice, some of our fins have been nicknamed 'Patu' fins after maori war clubs.

    These wavy edged sword blades used the same principle I'm sure, and the alternative theories for their existence are pretty weak:

    http://www.roystuart.biz/2010/06/undulating-flame-blades-and-whale.html

    http://www.roystuart.biz/2010/06/more-on-wavy-sword-blades-and-whale.html

    http://www.roystuart.biz/2010/08/question-from-lafayette-c-curtis.html

    http://www.roystuart.biz/2010/08/more-wavy-sword-blade-wing-and-fin.html

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  12. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    They may well find a new nickname along the lines of 'Crappu' after pier-shotting on 23' foamballs.
     
  13. garbanzobean

    garbanzobean Well-Known Member

    257
    Sep 15, 2010
    I must be missing something here but which is the leading edge, the bumpy side or the smooth side? The bumpy leading edge looks like it might work well to cut/saw through kelp or Puerto Rican bodyboarder limbs. Then we can call it the Ginsu.
     
  14. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    553
    Aug 3, 2008
    Looking at the position of the pin and screw, isnt that a Bumpy Trailing Edge Foil???
     
  15. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Bumps are on the leading edge, the tab can be at leading or trailing edge, currently at the front due to the cutaway at the trailing edge.
     
  16. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    At $200 per fin, you should definitely buy at least a baker's dozen, chucka-boo-boo. Help pay for the gnome's vasectomy.
     
  17. Cuck Taylor

    Cuck Taylor Well-Known Member

    853
    Jul 6, 2013
    Actually Yankee that's pretty well priced for a fin like that. A well made fin usually goes for 100. This happens to be Roy's blef fin so yeah it's kinda hard to come by ya god damn moron

    Roy I'm gonna order one from you at some point but I was thinking a 10 inch would be good. I will be putting it on my person arrow laird sup. should he interesting.
     
  18. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Yes, chucka-boo-boo, you with 10 inches of your desired gnome up in ya would be quite a shpectacle.

    (It's just too easy with your posts, boo-boo....just too easy....)
     
  19. Cuck Taylor

    Cuck Taylor Well-Known Member

    853
    Jul 6, 2013
    Hmm actually Yankee I don't think so pal. Your the one who clearly suffers from some form of suppressed homosexuality with all the man on man references you constantly refer too. I suggest you not post and troll an otherwise perfectly interesting thread.

    I recommend you have a speak with your good friend Wayne. He can help you supposedly.
     
  20. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    They are about US$167 the price is in NZD