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4Stringer/KipWinger

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PostWed Aug 24, 11 7:50 pm    Solbach strapless hydrofoil kiting Reply with quote

Took my 3 year old sailing for the first time this afternoon. As I was concentrating on capturing my little man's expression as he felt the movement of swell for the first time, Solbach came into the frame and stole the show...effortless toeside strapless hydrofoil kiting.

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PostWed Aug 24, 11 7:53 pm     Reply with quote

SICK!!!!

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PostWed Aug 24, 11 8:04 pm     Reply with quote

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pkh

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PostWed Aug 24, 11 8:05 pm     Reply with quote

crazy, hope this is some upcoming product that mortals can handle...

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PostWed Aug 24, 11 8:12 pm     Reply with quote

great to see such a freindly non arrogant guy push the sport and be super sucessful while doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostWed Aug 24, 11 9:52 pm     Reply with quote

Pretty impressive.

If anyone knows what the advantage if foiling strapless would be, I am all ears.

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PostThu Aug 25, 11 3:23 am     Reply with quote

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If anyone knows what the advantage if foiling strapless would be, I am all ears.


Fun?

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PostThu Aug 25, 11 3:30 am     Reply with quote

wow....cool!
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4Stringer/KipWinger

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PostThu Aug 25, 11 4:19 am    strapless hydrofoil kiting Reply with quote

KMG-365 wrote:
great to see such a friendly non arrogant guy push the sport and be super sucessful while doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agreed. The guy sets a wonderful example. No attitude/All performance. My little man's hat selection tended toward the opposite tude/performance ratio.


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PostThu Aug 25, 11 8:02 am     Reply with quote

I can see once up and riding it looks fun and doable, but how in the hell does he waterstart and get started?

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PostThu Aug 25, 11 8:13 am     Reply with quote

Windian wrote:
I can see once up and riding it looks fun and doable, but how in the hell does he waterstart and get started?


Planes on the board until speed provides enough lift for the hydrofoil to work it's magic. It's a gradual process from the board planing to hydrofoil kickin'-in and elevation of the board over the water.

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PostThu Aug 25, 11 9:52 pm     Reply with quote

That's amazing considering other people ride foil boards with boots
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PostFri Aug 26, 11 12:21 am    foiling Reply with quote

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/General/Strapless-Foil-by-Marc-Blanc-teaser/
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tautologies

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PostFri Aug 26, 11 12:25 am     Reply with quote

nickdward wrote:


Fun?


Well not a bad reason for sure. Foot straps are easy enough. I guess one advantage is that you can go switch stance on it, which is harder with foot straps.

In terms of this board vs boots. It depends a lot what you are using it for, but personally I would not use boots, the impact when falling is much worse with boots. So far it has been only footstraps for me.

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genek

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PostFri Aug 26, 11 12:43 am     Reply with quote

Haven't hydrofoils been around for many years? I remember someone riding em at Sherman Island probably 5-6 years ago and I they were around for a while even before then. Maybe it's gonna make a comeback like 80s neon colors did?
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PostFri Aug 26, 11 12:49 am    foils Reply with quote

yeah, Aaron Sales rode one here early days. Loved his signature move, a triple spin he called the CUISINART.
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PostFri Aug 26, 11 1:39 am    Re: foils Reply with quote

dangler wrote:
yeah, Aaron Sales rode one here early days. Loved his signature move, a triple spin he called the CUISINART.


Definitely hard to make a back roll strapless on a foil. Smile

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