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#2665967 - 07/25/17 03:38 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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I play with my friend's foil sometimes when we kite. It's fun but not as fun as my strapped and unstrapped 5'10ish surfboards. I get tired of just cruising and like rail turns, airs, and lip slides.
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#2665981 - 07/25/17 03:52 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: LelandCuz]
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Originally Posted By: LelandCuz
I play with my friend's foil sometimes when we kite. It's fun but not as fun as my strapped and unstrapped 5'10ish surfboards. I get tired of just cruising and like rail turns, airs, and lip slides.

Yeah I can see that. You are kinda disconnected!

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#2666166 - 07/26/17 02:15 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: Mr_Stagger_Lee]
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I tried over the winter in shitty conditions and said 'no thanks'. The thing flipped and drew blood.

Fast forward to summer time on Maui. Surf is small and clean, perfect for foiling. I dedicated 4 sessions to learn on my friends foil and it's a game changer, at least here on Maui. It's just another sport to learn and have the option of doing. But the addiction to learning something new and fun after 30+ years of exploring all there is to surfboards/wave riding..I'm all in. There are plenty of foiling waves here that nobody really surfs or SUPs. So that's the exciting part.

So there are SUP foilers here..Dave Kalama and such. But also your Maui surfer icons too...Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Paige Alms, etc.. that have tasted the koolaid and they've picked it up too.

Hate it, I'm sure you will. But if you have the ability to really try it and learn, it opens up some new potential, that's all.
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#2666268 - 07/26/17 11:55 AM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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it trumps the benefit of SUPs in the ocean:

being able to ride waves other people can't/won't

it's like the western expansion....
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#2666291 - 07/26/17 12:50 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: afoaf]
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Originally Posted By: afoaf
it trumps the benefit of SUPs in the ocean:

being able to ride waves other people can't/won't

it's like the western expansion....


I was out this day, at the 5 min mark you can see I was surfing Pier 1 in the background. This was towards the end of winter. Yes, nobody would SUP or surf the zone Dave, Junya, and Alex were foiling. The first wave of Dave's was about a minute and a half+ ride.



Edited by Kaser1 (07/26/17 12:51 PM)
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#2666306 - 07/26/17 01:09 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: afoaf]
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1. It looks cool and I'm sure it's fun. Besides the hopping/pumping.

2. The hopping/pumping looks f*cking horrible.

3. Someone is going to get killed or maimed by one of those.

4. Not looking forward to wide acceptance and use by idiots (see: SUK).

5. Not interested.

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#2666308 - 07/26/17 01:13 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: Kaser1]
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is a foil better than a straight SUP?

they do some interesting things.
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#2666312 - 07/26/17 01:19 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: rice]
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Originally Posted By: rice

3. Someone is going to get killed or maimed by one of those.

4. Not looking forward to wide acceptance and use by idiots (see: SUK).



Don't be a xenophobe.

Foilboards are part of life now. Get used to it.

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#2666357 - 07/26/17 02:21 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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looks fun
boards look even faster than roys
and u can shoulder hop so far out, u dont ruin anyones wave. as far as being the future, average surfers dont use the pocket or lip, so this is perfect for them
lets see someone get tubed on one

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#2666359 - 07/26/17 02:24 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: 000]
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Know what else they do in NZed?

Surf on sheep.



Edited by Mr Doof (07/26/17 07:32 PM)
Edit Reason: found video

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#2666363 - 07/26/17 02:30 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: 000]
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lets see someone get tubed on one

"bubbles / foam / whitewater" create "no push"
the momentum is lost in the whitewater
"swell" is mostly constant, you can go from push to push (swell to swell, hence, the "hopping" on the foil looking for another push)
whitewater runs out of "push"

yeah, I know ... lame explanation but ..... confused2

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#2666410 - 07/26/17 04:03 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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I'd like to try one out on the deep water spot way offshore that only breaks on huge 5-year swells. Might be fun to carve some snowboard turns on the swells that don't break. Plus, nobody around but the sharks.
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#2666468 - 07/26/17 06:17 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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that looks like so much fun. i assume the New Zealand guy paddled into it with his hands, whereas the other guys have paddles....i'm guessing the SUP-style foils have a wider range of possibilities because of the extra push of the paddle. can anyone recommend a retailer and/or a reasonably priced set-up?
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#2666478 - 07/26/17 06:34 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Get used to it. Foils are everywhere.
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#2666484 - 07/26/17 06:57 PM Re: Hydrofoil - are you that interested? [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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