Forums > Stand Up Paddle Foiling

Opinions wanted

Reply
Created by hilly A week ago, 12 Feb 2020
hilly
WA, 5090 posts
12 Feb 2020 5:57PM
Thumbs Up

Watch the video on insta via link below and let us know your thoughts. www.instagram.com/p/B8cdBuYneE5/?igshid=1wsjt8f1nmzql

Scotty Mac
SA, 1938 posts
12 Feb 2020 9:34PM
Thumbs Up

Is this some trick question Hilly?

hilly
WA, 5090 posts
12 Feb 2020 7:15PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Scotty Mac said..
Is this some trick question Hilly?


No everyone has an opinion and that is fine. Just interested in hearing it.

tarquin1
280 posts
12 Feb 2020 7:50PM
Thumbs Up

He rips! How does the mast stay attatched to the board?
I did some white water kayaking and canoeing when I was younger. We were taught to plant the paddle and turn on it, that's what sticks out to me. He is really planting the paddle and using it as a pivot point.

tarquin1
280 posts
12 Feb 2020 7:56PM
Thumbs Up

Is he using the paddle backwards sometimes?

Bender
WA, 2105 posts
12 Feb 2020 8:53PM
Thumbs Up

Fully sick!!!!!!!!!!!

DavidJohn
VIC, 16193 posts
13 Feb 2020 2:01AM
Thumbs Up

Wow.. Just amazing.

MidAtlanticFoil
46 posts
12 Feb 2020 11:09PM
Thumbs Up

Some tight arcs and straight ripping. Strapless, no less!

Hdip
49 posts
12 Feb 2020 11:28PM
Thumbs Up

He's showing what is possible. It doesn't look the greatest to me which is likely due to it being a SUP that he has to pivot around with massive body torque. His bottom turns are what I would like to be able to do on my prone board though. The amount he's leaning the board over is amazing.

frenchfoiler
116 posts
13 Feb 2020 12:25AM
Thumbs Up

I like his carving turn, he really push but I don't like the airs and when he overpowered his ride. But that is Zane style.

Beasho
151 posts
13 Feb 2020 12:44AM
Thumbs Up

I found this on Zane too. Riding no straps like an Australian. Looks like a young Derek Hama

Beasho
151 posts
13 Feb 2020 12:44AM
Thumbs Up

I found this on Zane too. Riding no straps like an Australian. Looks like a young Derek Hama

exiled
279 posts
13 Feb 2020 2:04AM
Thumbs Up

Hama does it with straps though. These are some of the best strapless turns I have seen on a sup.

Downwinder
QLD, 1939 posts
13 Feb 2020 5:12AM
Thumbs Up

Yep, Hilly. Zane Schweitzer Rips he's got loads of talent. Zane always goes at 100% when he's in the water, he's like a little Grommet with ADHD thats had a glass of Red Cottee's Cordial. Zane & his whole family are so down to earth. I got to meet Zane & his family when I worked on Namotu Island in Fiji as a Surfing/Lifeguard/Boatman he was a little 17yo grommet also when hanging out on Maui the most beautifulest island on the Planet. Zanes brother Matt is also very good behind the camera.

JEG
VIC, 1465 posts
13 Feb 2020 8:47AM
Thumbs Up

zane on most water craft is inzane

Piros
QLD, 5723 posts
13 Feb 2020 12:43PM
Thumbs Up

Yeah just ripping and strapless to boot , to me best Sup foil riding I've seen . I've been chatting to him on insta , he's riding the new Starboard 1300 wing & 75cm . He's just frothing on it. I also had a chance to test the new Starby 1300 & 1700 on the weekend , pretty amazing foils with great all round perfomance , good weight and really well priced . I'll do a review next week or so just need weather to clear up to get some video.

colas
3653 posts
13 Feb 2020 3:24PM
Thumbs Up

What is interesting is his use of the paddle. At times he even uses it as a boat rudder like in:



Whatever you think of his style, this paddle use is quite impressive, as using off-center forces like this can quickly lead to "folding knife" brutal falls in foiling.

hilly
WA, 5090 posts
13 Feb 2020 5:02PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
frenchfoiler said..
I like his carving turn, he really push but I don't like the airs and when he overpowered his ride. But that is Zane style.


+1
Impressive to watch but a bit ugly. Seems to fight the wave and try to overpower it. The airs are just silly. All just my opinion.
Technical skills 10/10
Flow and style 2/10

Thought it would get different viewpoints and that is good

When they have SUP foil surf comps what are the criteria?

JmeHwk
QLD, 11 posts
13 Feb 2020 8:11PM
Thumbs Up

Absolutely shredding.

IWB
158 posts
13 Feb 2020 10:32PM
Thumbs Up

Zane's shredding like he is on a short surfboard. IMO I think Zane displays incredible flow and style. The ability to carve on a dime and shred a tiny wave up, is just awesome.

Hdip
49 posts
13 Feb 2020 11:46PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote


hilly said..



When they have SUP foil surf comps what are the criteria?



www.instagram.com/p/B8b481DnJrh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The rules were just posted the other day actually. They're still evolving I think. One is. "functional use of paddle to increase intensity of turns."

JEG
VIC, 1465 posts
14 Feb 2020 8:12AM
Thumbs Up

I like watching the prone foilers and wish I have the time and skill to do it.
I'll be happy for now if I can get to that level of using the paddle to pivot turn and as well as pump pump paddle.
It would be a dream if I can get to derek or zane skill level

LouD
WA, 610 posts
14 Feb 2020 6:59AM
Thumbs Up

I liked the longboarder.

JEG
VIC, 1465 posts
14 Feb 2020 10:33AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
LouD said..
I liked the longboarder.


lognboard is fun too and lots of cool looking dudes and dudis out there ripping it up

hilly
WA, 5090 posts
14 Feb 2020 7:57AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
LouD said..
I liked the longboarder.


Yes great technique

Holoholo
45 posts
14 Feb 2020 12:51PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
hilly said..

LouD said..
I liked the longboarder.



Yes great technique


It's Zane's lady.

Youngbreezy
WA, 607 posts
14 Feb 2020 7:31PM
Thumbs Up

I have always thought zane is a rider who puts extreme manouvers before style, he is not as smooth and stylish as some other riders but he has a knack for pulling some crazy moves out of the bag!!

The turns with the wing half breached are amazing! So far I have only seen zane and Derek hama doing them. I think that's really a progression in foil riding and possibly down the track we will see lots of people doing big foil half out hacks and throwing lots of spray



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Stand Up Paddle Foiling


"Opinions wanted" started by hilly