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What is a Trampofoil?
What is a Hydrofoil?
How does it work?
Where can it be started?
Who designed the Trampofoil?
Is it possible to start the Trampofoil from the water?
How far can you go?
Can you do Waves?
Facts!
 

What is a Trampofoil?

The Trampofoil is a Human Powered Hydrofoil. It also can be called a hpv (Human Powered Vehikel).

What is a Hydrofoil?

Hydro means water and foil means wing. So Hydrofoils are vehikels using a wing underwater to keep the main body out of the water and travel with extremly low resitance. Other popular examples are common Hydrofoil boots or the Airchair!

How does it work?

Speed and the wing together produce lift, which keeps you out of the water. That is the same with all Hydrofoils. But with the trampofoil you can gain or at least keep speed by some kind of hopping on the vehikel. And you need that speed as you should not get slower than about 8 km/h or you will get wet! Steering is similar to bicycle, as you just turn the bar for turns. But different from bicycles you keep the balance in another way as you don`t lean into the turn.

Where can it be started?

You normaly need a jetty or bigger boot. Starting from the beach needs some practice (watch video with my first trys). The main goal of every start is to reach at least minimum speed so lift is produced!

Who designed the Trampofoil?

The Trampofoil was designed by Alexander Sahlin, an Ingenieur from Sweden. He needed over 10 years to finish it! But sadly had no sucess with a company producing the trampofoil!

Is it possible to start the Trampofoil from the water?

No!
But certainly I tried it! Also with fins!

How far can you go?

The inventor himself Alexander Sahlin did a Record once, when he did about 10km. He probably needed more than 30 minutes for that!

Can you do Waves?

Yes you can!
And it shell also work real well!

Facts!

The main wing is 2,90m and the wheight is about 12kg. The body mainly is made from aluminum and carbon fibre. Max speed is about 24 km/h. Min speed is about 8 km/h
 
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