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Kai Lenny's SUP-foil #2497107
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Re: Kai Lenny's SUP-foil [Re: mahoa] #2497148
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I dont weigh 96 pounds


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Re: Kai Lenny's SUP-foil [Re: mahoa] #2497167
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Looks like there might actually be something to this:



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Re: Kai Lenny's SUP-foil [Re: Gnudz] #2497214
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Holy Poop!

I started surfing at the end of the hollow board era that was transitioning to a lighter wooden material called balsa wood. I've seen and surfed most surfable watercraft within my time on the ocean.

Tonight, watching the video that was posted was rather mesmerizing thinking that a young man, a young boy, was skimming over the surface of the ocean on a "watercraft" that is noiseless, energized and moved by ocean swells, quite possibly, well eventually to carry a person from Island to Island as well.

Sixty (60) plus years (+/-) in surfing has taken me from Duke Kahanamoku and his accomplishments to Kai Lenny and *foil surfing*, if that's the correct term. It's pretty mind boggling when thinking back now and having the same enthusiasm as Kai Lenny being in the ocean and riding assorted watercraft to it's full potential.

Mahalo for posting the video! Made me smile and shake my head. wave2

Re: Kai Lenny's SUP-foil [Re: mahoa] #2497252
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One of these would be awesome and epic for the many small surf/sideshore days we have here in Charleston. Methinks I'm going to make a few calls. Shoots, I'd pull it behind my boat.

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one reason we should pay attention is this is the direction in which the americas' cup sailboats are headed.

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This is so AWESOME!!

They finally found a use for SUP's

Far, far, away from everyone else

Re: Kai Lenny's SUP-foil [Re: mahoa] #2497327
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Where can I get one????


"The Wright brothers decide to make themselves a flying machine. You fools! You idiots! Whats your problem? everyone shouted, That will never work because plywood weighs more than air! To which the Wright brothers responded, No, it doesnt. The Wright brothers were dreamers."
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how much drag does the foil introduce when you're hoofin' it upwind?

I wonder if there's a way to bolt-on when you make the turn for the
downwind return?


Well, someone is stupid but it's not Shakespeare.
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Originally Posted By: afoaf
how much drag does the foil introduce when you're hoofin' it upwind?

I wonder if there's a way to bolt-on when you make the turn for the
downwind return?


probably similar to one-person outriggers with those big surf rudders. drag is hardly noticeable, unless you pickup some seaweed.

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The light weight fiberglass or the more expensive carbon fiber Single person outrigger canoe's have a SMALL 6 -10 inch rudder under the hull at the rear and actuated by foot peddles within the upper area where you sit. By pushing on either foot peddle the canoe turns left or right.

The older type Polynesian outrigger canoes are generally turned left or right by placing the blade of the paddle onto either side of the canoe to turn just aft, of your hip. The Steersman's Paddle blade is bigger and wider than the canoe paddler's blades.

Re: Kai Lenny's SUP-foil [Re: PPK96754] #2497436
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Would this even work going "upwind"? shrug

FTR, it looks really fun


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Don't stir the pot if you don't know the ingredient.

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I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh
Re: Kai Lenny's SUP-foil [Re: acnjusa] #2497440
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Originally Posted By: acnjusa
one reason we should pay attention is this is the direction in which the americas' cup sailboats are headed.



Larry Ellison (think Oracle) has already accomplished the feat of winning the Americas Cup on a "wing foiled" carbon fiber catamaran in San Fransisco Bay in 2013.


http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303393804579312803907849782

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my friend makes and races paddleboards, i told him to make 1 of those fins for 1

his friend made a fin that didnt really work and caught seaweed. plan scrapped.

this was like 8 years ago

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Wasn't Laird doing this already? I know it was tow-in hydrofoil, but he should get some credit for planting the seed...

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