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Formula or foil board?

Postby ipxca » Sun May 25, 2014 10:15 pm

I've been riding my aguera s69 for a year and enjoyed it. I am looking for the next update but it seems to be the night for formula days...is it time to move to foilboards? Any idea? Does Anybody knos about IKA plans?

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby ozchrisb » Mon May 26, 2014 2:38 am

>is it time to move to foilboards?
Yes.
>Any idea?
Do it you won't regret it.
>Does Anybody knos about IKA plans?
More importantly, does anyone care?

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby Toby » Mon May 26, 2014 3:00 am

I think riders who do competitions have to care about it.

With foils it is the question if production can keep up with demand.
Prices are also quiet high, so people with less money will have a disadvantage.
And this is never good.

I think it is a question if riders want to rather do foil racing instead of formula.
IKA will follow then. Anyway, they do since try already offer worlds for foils.

But interesting question for sure, and very valid.

I also agree, get a foil and keep practicing. Won't hurt you, just your pocket ;-)

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby andrewkiter » Mon May 26, 2014 3:36 am

ipxca wrote:I've been riding my aguera s69 for a year and enjoyed it. I am looking for the next update but it seems to be the night for formula days...is it time to move to foilboards? Any idea? Does Anybody knos about IKA plans?
I'd say- leave hydrofoils for old dudes who can't stand a bit of leg pain :D

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby ipxca » Mon May 26, 2014 4:28 am

Thank you! Price is a big problem with hydrofoils, as expensive as fun it seems to be... formula is tougher and this is the first year we have a national championship in venezuela...formula or hydrofoil! Almost Shakespeare's drama. Ika...yeah who cares! Agree with everyone. This week I got the ozone chrono and is another dilemma...a different experience...(if edges are old fashioned)... I will keep researching.

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby lander » Mon May 26, 2014 6:38 am

andrewkiter wrote:
I'd say- leave hydrofoils for old dudes who can't stand a bit of leg pain :D
Calling Maxime and Heineken for old men who cant stand a bit of leg pain, sounds somehow like and old man who is just jaloux and afraid of the foil crashes ;)

Yes. The formula clas is becomming the RS:X and foil the new formula1 !

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby ipxca » Mon May 26, 2014 3:27 pm

Actually I love formula boards but yesterday thought the same way about formula becoming a rsx style class...

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby airsurfer » Mon May 26, 2014 4:30 pm

If you can't stand pain don't get a foilboard so far the roughest crashes for me since I started kitesurfing in 1998 but the feeling when on the foil is very rewarding

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby davesails7 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:32 pm

Decisions, decisions.

I've been riding course race boards for 2 years now. Nobody to race against here on the east coast, but I like the lightwind ability and speed anyway.

I'd love to get a hydrofoil board, it looks amazing, but I don't have $4k to spend...

I've currently got a 2012 Cabrinha 69cm board, but I've tried the Mike's Lab board back to back and the Mike's Lab blew me away with how much better it handled rough water! Do I keep saving for the hydrofoil, or pick up one of the Mike's Lab Course Race boards that people are dumping for <$1000 all over the place?

If the Carafino boards prove to be good products the decision will be a lot easier.

Some used foils are already hitting the market, so maybe there is hope that I'll be able to afford one soon :D

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Re: Formula or foil board?

Postby Tfcm » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:45 pm

A ML for $1k just buy it.. Foils will be down in price soon enough.. And the carafino thing looks like its working out now.


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