“X40DD” TBar ~ $3,000
The 2012/2013 X Air “X40DD” is a work of art and design created especially for the hydrofoiler who is striving to reach the next level.
The X Air Foils Deep Hole Drilled true 40” TBar was designed in 2011 by Heinrich Horth, and his wife Silke, in Germany. Both avid foilers, Heinrich and Silke are accomplished structural and hydro engineers who have contributed to some of the world’s most incredible architectural designs. They took on the TBar project as a labor of love, because they are both passionate about the sport of hydrofoiling. Heinrich is the 2012 National’s Big Air winner!
There may be replicas out amongst the community; however, the original was designed by Heinrich and Silke and is only sold by X Air Foils. They designed it to be strong enough to handle the awesomeness of the Xtreme Wings that are being ridden now.
Created out of the highest quality certified 7000 series aluminum the X40 is a true 40” Tbar. It was designed to assist hydrofoilers in reaching all new heights. Ben Ferney, at the 2011 FlatLand Fly-in, succeeded in reaching 60 frames on our non-deep hole drilled bar, and is excited to see how high he can get on this new “DD” Deep hole drilled bar.
The X40DD is drilled for both strength and weight. The original X40 non-drilled TBar was engineered in such a way as to be long, strong and fluid. When we discussed the weight of the TBar with Heinrich and Silke, it was agreed that the only way to maintain strength and reduce weight would be to drill from the inside. Anyone can mimic Heinrich and Silke’s design, and shave the weight off of the exterior of the bar; however, to ensure that the proper strength is maintained you have to drill instead.
Physics ~ A tube of the same weight metal is stronger than a solid piece of the same weight metal. A tube is more efficient than a solid in terms of strength to weight ratio.
So, if you compare our drilled TBar at its weight to a solid TBar of the same weight… ours is stronger… per the law of Physics.
Strength in our industry is hugely important. The last thing anyone wants is to have to dive over 30 feet to try to find their new wings at the bottom of the lake.
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