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 Post subject: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control bar
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Some photos from the Kite Nite ...


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Damien LeRoy fills us in on foilboarding and getting into it plus provides an overview of the remarkable Cabrinha control bar for 2014.



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Damo provides some insight on posture in an effort to avoid getting catapulted by a foilboard.

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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Thanks for the pics Rick. I read a thread where you had a session on a foilboard. Status please?


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
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You are welcome! I went out a couple of times with a vintage, 2003 Rush Randle foilboard with some iffy foot straps I installed. The first time I learned about (not) body dragging upwind against onshore flow with a foilboard and the second on what too little wind for a newbie looks like. I need to work on the footstraps or take them off entirely and have another go. How are you doing in Jax foilboarding?

Arcsrule wrote:
Thanks for the pics Rick. I read a thread where you had a session on a foilboard. Status please?


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:44 am 
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I don't have a foil yet. They're hard to find. cheapest I've found so far is $2200 plus shipping. That's a lot of $$$ for something I've only seen in movies! The real problem I see for me is getting out in the surf. my wind is normally dead on and I can't wade out to chest deep now because of the kites lift. the new HYDROFOIL forum Toby put up is going to be a great help in figuring this all out.


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Adventure Sports Ft. Lauderdale has been selling Lift foilboards for $1800. but supplies are limited and they go fast. Once you are good with a foilboard you may be able to get out with dead onshore wind in surf. I tried to my first time out thinking I could make it out with enough effort and technique. This was in onshore wind with light chop, say 2 to 3+ ft. near high tide and was unable to get out despite trying for a good long while. It is hard to body drag upwind with the foilboard in short. I asked around after and the consensus was that these things don't like to be dragged upwind as normally configured. Once you are on your game with a foilboard you may be able to ride out upwind however.


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
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Arcsrule wrote:
I don't have a foil yet. They're hard to find. cheapest I've found so far is $2200 plus shipping. That's a lot of $$$ for something I've only seen in movies! The real problem I see for me is getting out in the surf. my wind is normally dead on and I can't wade out to chest deep now because of the kites lift. the new HYDROFOIL forum Toby put up is going to be a great help in figuring this all out.


I tried to answer your question on the hydrofoil forum, in case you haven't seen it :D

8) Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
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I just called adv sports ft laud and they have one left--$2495.00 PLUS SHIPPING. that's $1100 more than Carifino.

Peter frank....I saw your answer and I thank your very much. I will be picking your brain in the future for sure!


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
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I just called adv sports ft laud and they have one left--$2495.00 PLUS SHIPPING. that's $1100 more than Carifino.


WHAT! When did the price go up by $700?

East of Maui had them listed at $1800, but now $2200 :-? http://shop.eastofmaui.com/LIFT-HYDROFOIL-2013-LIFT-HYDROFOIL-2013/


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:07 pm 
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I also emailed MHL for a price quote--$2200 plus shipping. I told them about east of maui price of 1800. Mhl said that was a used board. so I email east of maui and their "20%" off deal was gone, as in waiting on new shipment and new price. I have not heard back from them with new price.


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 Post subject: Re: Damo on getting into foilboarding & 2014 Cab. control ba
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WHAT! When did the price go up by $700?


When interest suddenly spiked from Damien and Johnny's youtube videos probably!


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