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Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:25 pm
by Toby
I just saw this on the PKRA website...looks like someone will race with it at PKRA France?

Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:07 am
by gmb13
There is Racing at the PKRA France? That is news to me!

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Gunnar

Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:06 am
by Toby
mmh, true, forgot about it. Got irritated by the number on his back...why does he have it then?

Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:52 am
by cloudsfan
That's Marc Blanc, the current 'long distance' (ie. racing) French champion.

Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:35 am
by ronnie
He used to use a bigger board. That looks more like a wakeskate than this board he used before.


Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:11 pm
by FabsPH
sweet!
Now I want to see someone kiting with a foil in waves... not just down the line, I mean.. cut - back and so on.
I'd love to try, but don't want to pay for the foil after nailing the reef.
Still, like to see it!
anyone?

Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:55 pm
by ronnie
Marc Blanc seems to be the most skilled foil kiter on the planet and he also rides waves strapless,



so if anyone could do it, it would probably be him. Never heard of him trying it though.

Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:42 pm
by gregbeneteau
Marc in training ;)
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Re: Look at this! Hydrofoil...

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:13 pm
by tautologies
With the current foil set ups..how feasible is it really to use them in races (unless it is ultra light wind..and even then you need enough to get pulled out of the water)?

My problem isn't the upwind that part is fine, and I think at least somewhat competitive), it is the downwind...unless it is ultra light wind the foil I am riding is hard to control once you get some speed on it.