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bert



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will eventually foil the Kona longboard..just need to find a crane to drop it on to the water Crying or Very sad


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carl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bert,
You'll need a front foil for that barge! Laughing

Years ago, way before the current crop of foils, there was a guy that sailed
a similar length board (old school) with homemade front and rear foils, at Point Isabel. He actually sailed it quite well. Definitely a pioneer in the "new" sport.
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windsrf



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw him there - but never made a jibe/turn successfully as I recall.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich Miller and Marlo...
Neither made jibes, so only tacked.
I tried it once at Pt Isabelle, made every jibe, but really slowly and took forever, against the wish's of those guys. I can't tack. My jibes were half shortboard, when the board was up on foil to touchdown, then half longboard, using the sail to complete a slow motion move.
We were talking about angled front wings afterwards.
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bert



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got me a JP hydrofoil board 2 days ago. 7 ft. by 85 cm wide at 135L. Foiled Sunday at the Stick first, then Coyote later on. 5 foilers at Coyote..what are you guys waiting for? Join the party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvClHzA4R78&t=39s



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dvCali



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bert wrote:
Got me a JP hydrofoil board 2 days ago. 7 ft. by 85 cm wide at 135L. Foiled Sunday at the Stick first, then Coyote later on. 5 foilers at Coyote..what are you guys waiting for? Join the party.



Hard to do when one is having so much fun otherwise, maybe in October ... when you guys on the foils were out yesterday I was on my Carbon Art Slalom 52 wide, with the Point-7 ACX 5.8. Probably one of the best days of the season going at top speed in the swell outside. I even hit 32 knots, don't know how, the swell must have helped, passing pretty much anything in sight including the big slalom boards ... simplicity in motion!



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bert



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another video to whet your foiling appetite..note the absence of turbulence as opposed to a non foiled board.

https://youtu.be/E-t86jIyBcg
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like foiling, then for sure do it.... but....
Don't do it because it's your light wind alternative to windsurfing.
Windsurfing, with a wide slalom board and big sail, we can plane in just about the same winds as windsurf foiling, but need a bit more wind than kitefoiling with foil kites and foils.
Down to around 10 knots, 11 mph, we're just fine using windsurf boards with big sails. Big is a relative term, of course. For some, 5.0 is a big sail. For other's, a 7.5 is the middle of the quiver of 3.
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gerritt



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its 24 in the channel now and Bert is getting ready to attack it with his foil. I'm impressed he can even carry that contraption down the ramp!


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bert



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got killed at 3rd on a 4.2 this Friday, still can't handle 20 mph with chop but I'll keep trying. The new JP Hydrofoil bucks up like a crazed bronco in those conditions. Yesterday at Palo Alto I foiled the Kona CarbOne longboard in 12-13 mph with a 6.6 Hucker. It was crazy fun! The big board flew straight and stable for 1 1/2 to 2 mile runs. Unreal!


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