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Riptide



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:49 am    Post subject: Foil Windsurfing Reply with quote

http://vimeo.com/80175555
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airwave



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly worth a try.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being the naysayer that I am, and Hi Mark, from Domond...
That would just make wndsurfing feel like kiteboarding.
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andrewc



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would be cool is if this is just a "fin-swap". I imagine that you need a pretty solid fin box.
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewc wrote:
What would be cool is if this is just a "fin-swap". I imagine that you need a pretty solid fin box.

You need a deep-Tuttle, I suddenly feel bad I sold my old Mike's Lab 75 course-slalom ... it was already basically hydroplaning with just a 52cm fin ...
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Riptide



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different brand foils have different mounting,

The SPOTZ brand foil uses a deep Tuttle. Most popular for kite foils at Crissy.
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Riptide



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/GPfoil
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streetsailing



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F4 fins, a local fin company owned by some of our fellow windsurfers will be coming out with some foils soon. Rumor is that they are testing kite foils as we speak.

http://www.f4fins.com
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rich1



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looked like about a 6.5 and very low wind. I wonder if this thing works way below normal planing speeds, if so, could be a fun piece of gear to keep around. But, the idea has been around since I started windsurfing ('84) and has never really caught on or gone away. Not sure why.
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Riptide



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rich1 wrote:
That looked like about a 6.5 and very low wind. I wonder if this thing works way below normal planing speeds, if so, could be a fun piece of gear to keep around. But, the idea has been around since I started windsurfing ('84) and has never really caught on or gone away. Not sure why.


I do not know for sure, but kiteboarders, who normally need a Mikes labs racboard and a 17 m kite, can sail with a foilboard and an 11 m kite for the same wind conditions.
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