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Surf foiling

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Created by Ozone Kites Aus 2 months ago, 24 Jul 2018
Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 668 posts
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24 Jul 2018 11:49AM
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Short clip from last weekend, Aaron Coopersmith and Amos from Amos Shapes, both on boards made by Amos. Aaron in the steamer is on a Go Foil Iwa and Amos is on an Axis 820 wing and 90cm mast.


Buster fin
WA, 1737 posts
24 Jul 2018 1:04PM
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Thanks. Now I've got something to help me fall asleep on a restless night/ flight.

pearl
NSW, 971 posts
2 Aug 2018 7:06AM
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Buster fin said..
Thanks. Now I've got something to help me fall asleep on a restless night/ flight.


Ha . This reminds me of when I told my missus I was getting one. I showed her a video of Kai Lenny (who is arguably the best in the world) and she said. "Is that it. Seriously is that it. I don't get it." As I say it's like watching old people have sex. It's better for the participants than those watching. From a riders perspective; it's more like powder skiing where you (try to) draw ever changing smooth lines.....you can get twice the speed of surfing on waves that are unrideable on a surfboard. It's not comparable to power surfing, nothing will. But it can put you out in the ****tiest tiny conditions with no one else out. I just love the break from the pack. I can assure you those two guys in the clip absolutely rip on short boards. It's not for everyone; I can understand the criticisms.

Greenroom
WA, 7432 posts
4 Aug 2018 3:33PM
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pearl said..

Buster fin said..
Thanks. Now I've got something to help me fall asleep on a restless night/ flight.



Ha . This reminds me of when I told my missus I was getting one. I showed her a video of Kai Lenny (who is arguably the best in the world) and she said. "Is that it. Seriously is that it. I don't get it." As I say it's like watching old people have sex. It's better for the participants than those watching. From a riders perspective; it's more like powder skiing where you (try to) draw ever changing smooth lines.....you can get twice the speed of surfing on waves that are unrideable on a surfboard. It's not comparable to power surfing, nothing will. But it can put you out in the ****tiest tiny conditions with no one else out. I just love the break from the pack. I can assure you those two guys in the clip absolutely rip on short boards. It's not for everyone; I can understand the criticisms.


Ah this sounds all too familiar like when SUPs hit the surf.
Foiling looks kookier than SUPing. Pumping around and flapping ya arms like a beginner surfer hahaha
I assure you that the blokes I SUP with can SUP better than most surfers can surf.
Im cool with foiling though, it's the narrow minded short boarders who so no to SUPs but yes to foiling that confuse me.

toppleover
QLD, 1386 posts
9 Aug 2018 10:14AM
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Kite/SUP & Windsurfing all have their own foil section, I think its about time we also had one for the Surfers.

theDoctor
NSW, 4411 posts
10 Aug 2018 5:49AM
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I think that's a great idea
But it's a bit of an old stereotype
To link surfers looking for foils

bolgo
WA, 826 posts
10 Aug 2018 12:54PM
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www.jetfoiler.com/#intro

fun for all the family

Coohan
41 posts
10 Aug 2018 5:56PM
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Boring to watch, but I'd still give it a crack!

TimKay
646 posts
12 Aug 2018 7:55AM
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I'm not biased towards SUP or foils
I hate both equally
Worth noting I've hearly had my head taken off by an out of control SUP more than a foil.
SUPs carry on with the crap of surfing out of the way waves and then end up scrapping with everyone else.
Foils seem to know that they are dangerous and for the most part stay clear of everyone.

stevet73
NSW, 89 posts
15 Aug 2018 5:29PM
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Enjoying the foil experience and the guys look like they are having loads of fun in that clip....but....I have to ask....no leashes?

One decent (unfortunate) connection with another ocean user and the council(s) will be clamping-in addition to whatever injuries occur.

Safety first.....

Gorgo
VIC, 4014 posts
20 Aug 2018 7:05PM
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