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#2665583 - 07/24/17 05:15 PM Hydrofoil / foil board - are you that interested?
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So much hype over these...Am I alone in thinking the experience looks awkward and kinda uninteresting?

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#2665592 - 07/24/17 05:36 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Watched some dude getting rides at the local mushburger the other day. He sat way outside and stroked into peaks and it looked pretty fun. It didn't take much for the thing to get up and start moving fast. That kind of poop is going to catch on if you can paint 300 yards worth of lines at a super fast clip on waves that are no higher than your waste AND they don't even need to really break. Guy was cruising through sections where even a SUP would have had a hard time taking off and on to a better section WAYYYY over there to connect the dots.

One thing I didn't like was the dude was coming pretty close to some young girls that were just out goofing off on long boards. That kinda made me cringe because all it will take is one major accident.

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#2665620 - 07/24/17 06:36 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: Mr_Stagger_Lee]
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Body positioning is goofy, like posing through turns. And they've turned the Huntington hop into the Huntington hump. dancing




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#2665626 - 07/24/17 06:50 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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I can see them being fun if the mast (i don't know what the fvck it's called) was much shorter and you could still engage the rail on your turns. Like a miniature hydrofoil as the center fin on a bonzer, or something of the sort. Just to give you a small amount of levitation when going straight or to help alleviate some of the chop on a windy day.

I've witnessed some SUP hydrofoils at a crowded punchy reef break and they have no place in a crowded line-up.
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#2665629 - 07/24/17 06:52 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: jkb]
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There's a video of guy at Raglan that looks terrifying.

Edit: by terrifying I mean terrifying for the guys in the lineup socrazy
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#2665631 - 07/24/17 06:55 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
There's a video of guy at Raglan that looks terrifying.


You keep Roy Stewart out of this shameonyou

He was just trying to break another speed record.
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#2665734 - 07/24/17 11:30 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: jkb]
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Originally Posted By: jkb
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
There's a video of guy at Raglan that looks terrifying.


You keep Roy Stewart out of this shameonyou

He was just trying to break another speed record.



roflmao

applause2

cheers
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#2665838 - 07/25/17 11:05 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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They look extremely awkward, constantly looking for balance and forced into a Laird-stance with your hands above your shoulders. They're probably like a moped, fun to ride until your friends catch you on one! wink

That said, I'd love to try one on a super-high tide, mushy, barely breaking wave. The low-drag of the foil looks like it could open up the possibility to ride swell rather than a breaking wave. Far away from onlookers and laughter of course.

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#2665843 - 07/25/17 11:12 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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The feeling of the wing planing under water is addictive.

Never did the surf board but I did an air chair a lot. It feels like flying. Surfing a wave normally is better but this feels good too.

The pumping looks annoying but that is great endurance leg work.

No replacement for the deadlift, mind you.
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#2665847 - 07/25/17 11:16 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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These are promoted as the future of surfing: Ride open ocean swells! Much like SUPing, they are touted as an advancement and the future of wave riding. I'm sorry but I just fail to see how moving even further away from radical, in the pocket, vertical and aerial surfing is an advancement in any way. No coincidence it is the SUPers behind the foils as well. It's not surfing and certainly not the future of surfing. More akin to sailing.

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#2665848 - 07/25/17 11:20 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: bobwarren]
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Originally Posted By: bobwarren
These are promoted as the future of surfing: Ride open ocean swells! Much like SUPing, they are touted as an advancement and the future of wave riding. I'm sorry but I just fail to see how moving even further away from radical, in the pocket, vertical and aerial surfing is an advancement in any way. No coincidence it is the SUPers behind the foils as well. It's not surfing and certainly not the future of surfing. More akin to sailing.


Not nearly as cool as sailing though.
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#2665849 - 07/25/17 11:22 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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#2665857 - 07/25/17 11:36 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: bobwarren]
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Originally Posted By: bobwarren
These are promoted as the future of surfing: Ride open ocean swells! Much like SUPing, they are touted as an advancement and the future of wave riding. I'm sorry but I just fail to see how moving even further away from radical, in the pocket, vertical and aerial surfing is an advancement in any way. No coincidence it is the SUPers behind the foils as well. It's not surfing and certainly not the future of surfing. More akin to sailing.


I agree, I don't see them as the future of surfing. More a divergence from it to another path. That's the only thing that intrigues me about them is the possibility to ride otherwise unrideable swell (not waves). Like trimming on a longboard with none of the grace. They look horrible and downright scary in surfable waves and seem to lack the ability to do a traditional cutback. Like sex without the climax.

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#2665892 - 07/25/17 12:22 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: bobwarren]
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Originally Posted By: bobwarren
These are promoted as the future of surfing: Ride open ocean swells! Much like SUPing, they are touted as an advancement and the future of wave riding. I'm sorry but I just fail to see how moving even further away from radical, in the pocket, vertical and aerial surfing is an advancement in any way. No coincidence it is the SUPers behind the foils as well. It's not surfing and certainly not the future of surfing. More akin to sailing.


I think it's good for the collective because the highest and best use of these (IMO) is to use other parts of the wave energy away from the part traditional surfboards use. The speed and glide look pretty fooking good to me but if the wave is breaking then that is not ideal for the craft. I am waiting to see someone ride some real open ocean corduroy, not that peaky broken-up stuff in that earlier vid.

The trouble is going to be that learning the ropes of the thing could conflict with other people learning how to use waves and tourists and stuff.

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#2665966 - 07/25/17 03:33 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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