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Shark attacks foil

Postby Ecoastprock » Tue May 02, 2017 6:24 am

So I took my new foil out for first session and this happened

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... =512512432

I have been told the foils look like a ray under water but didn't expect this on my first time foiling!

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby socommk23 » Tue May 02, 2017 7:16 am

Looks like you hit something that then thrashed around. Where it breaks the surface it stays there...its not chasing.

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby palmbeacher » Tue May 02, 2017 7:54 am

In my experience Sharks are affraid of foils because of the vibration, I see many almost on daily basis in Florida. Sometimes they come close for inspection but they always back off

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby Ecoastprock » Tue May 02, 2017 3:21 pm

socommk23 wrote: Looks like you hit something that then thrashed around. Where it breaks the surface it stays there...its not chasing.
if you watch the video again and in HD you can see at the 5-6 sec mark there is a little chop trailing the foil line, it looks like he accelerated to check out the wings and nudged the back wing slowing me and causing me to fall, if I were to run him over or hit him I would have stopped much faster and more abruptly. The tail flick happens a moment before i lose speed and fall. I think he was investigating the foil and rubbed it, no bite marks.

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby dylan* » Tue May 02, 2017 5:26 pm

are you sure it attacked you and you and didn't just hit it? i run over sharks all the time, lol.. including once on a foil that catapulted me off the board

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby Ecoastprock » Tue May 02, 2017 6:02 pm

dylan* wrote: are you sure it attacked you and you and didn't just hit it? i run over sharks all the time, lol.. including once on a foil that catapulted me off the board
It didn't attack me but definately went after the foil wings. I was unaware anything happened until I looked at the gopro footage afterwards. Crazy!

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby Do-it » Tue May 02, 2017 10:45 pm

We had a shark attack a foil in cocoa. Guy wasnt even riding yet. Adjusting footstraps or something. Fucked up the foil bigtime.... You have to admit, carbon fiber looks alot like fish scales.

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby Ecoastprock » Tue May 02, 2017 11:08 pm

Do-it wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 10:45 pm
We had a shark attack a foil in cocoa. Guy wasnt even riding yet. Adjusting footstraps or something. Fucked up the foil bigtime.... You have to admit, carbon fiber looks alot like fish scales.
Yeah i was wondering if there was anything i could do to change the appearance, kinda sketchy considering it was my first session, probably have that in the back of my mind every time now. it doesnt help that a woman was bit last week about 1 mile from where i was riding the foil.

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby zerogee_ca » Wed May 03, 2017 12:14 am

Perhaps some anti shark camo is in order. ☺

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Re: Shark attacks foil

Postby tr3v » Wed May 03, 2017 12:24 am

Orcas love rays but hopefully smart enough to know the difference!


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