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Don't hit a shark

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Created by jimbob SA 3 months ago, 18 Feb 2019
jimbob SA
SA, 914 posts
18 Feb 2019 6:47PM
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not wind foil but close ??

seanhogan
3024 posts
18 Feb 2019 5:11PM
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Nasty !!
Hit a Dugong a while ago, ripped the harness lines off the boom !!! I did feel a little dizzy ! Also felt very bad for the poor thing !

CAN17
215 posts
18 Feb 2019 10:35PM
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Hopefully ( for the shark) that foil doesn't have one of those bayonet style noses on the fuse.

That would most likely brake the foil and or rip it out of the board, no?

WhiteofHeart
106 posts
19 Feb 2019 12:28AM
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With a windfoil these crashes are much less brutal, I done it a big number of times (the fishies which are up to 2m in length are normally somewhere lower, but were very active at the surface this season...) and the only thing you end up with is a new hole in the nose of your board and a little desorientation. I was mostly getting sick of the fact that I got cut short on every almost every single leg before I could enter my jibe...

PatK
24 posts
19 Feb 2019 5:02AM
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I had some catapults like this from hitting plastic waste with the foil.

Boston!
NSW, 58 posts
19 Feb 2019 2:55PM
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PatK said..
I had some catapults like this from hitting plastic waste with the foil.


I have catapults like this from hitting nothing at all!

PatK
24 posts
19 Feb 2019 4:00PM
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Boston! said..


PatK said..
I had some catapults like this from hitting plastic waste with the foil.




I have catapults like this from hitting nothing at all!



S*** happens

Farang
37 posts
19 Feb 2019 10:03PM
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Wow, what a brave guy! What did that shark say after knocking on it? It might be a bit psssd off, I guess....

Paducah
341 posts
20 Feb 2019 2:28AM
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Farang said..
Wow, what a brave guy! What did that shark say after knocking on it? ...


Just guessing: "Ouch"?

Really the shark's fault, though. The kite was on starboard tack.

Farang
37 posts
20 Feb 2019 8:18AM
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Paducah said..

Farang said..
Wow, what a brave guy! What did that shark say after knocking on it? ...



Just guessing: "Ouch"?

Really the shark's fault, though. The kite was on starboard tack.


... ..But on the other hand the shark was on the starboard side so kiters fault.... Anyways, I hope I will never do that - I just dont wanna mess with those killing machines....

Bristol
ACT, 320 posts
20 Feb 2019 12:25PM
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Paducah said..

Really the shark's fault, though. The kite was on starboard tack.



Or perhaps kiter's fault. "Overtaking vessel stays clear".

peterowensbabs
NSW, 124 posts
20 Feb 2019 2:27PM
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Bristol said..

Paducah said..

Really the shark's fault, though. The kite was on starboard tack.




Or perhaps kiter's fault. "Overtaking vessel stays clear".


Actually both on the same tack so Sharks fault - Windward boat keep clear.

Kazza
TAS, 2223 posts
22 Feb 2019 8:59AM
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Wonder if the shark survived or was blown to oblivion

BSN101
WA, 1577 posts
22 Feb 2019 12:26PM
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Probably scared the goldfish outta it but they are solid beasties.



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