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BraCuru
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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby BraCuru » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:31 pm

Arcsrule wrote:Billie, I had a friend long time ago with one leg. he had a prosthetic made for daily use and one to fit inside his whitewater canoe. It was only a simple pole/socket setup but held him in and secure very good. Too bad, he rarely could roll the boat, only in flat water, he quite often swam the rapids--only because of his lack of roll. He actually could paddle class 3/4 quite well! My point, he swam a rapid on the Pegeon River in North Carolina and lost his 'leg'. It was all over the internet that a open boater lost his leg in that rapid. Imagine the uproar! Two years later, a kayaker found his leg, eventually found out what it was and it was returned. a case of beer was FEDEXED....THE END.

Arcsrule - I love it! What a story!
Billie - I made some video with my jumping and will post it soon. Please give me couple days as I'm busy next 2 days. I hope you will see that landing might be soft. It's possible and to be honest if you manage to jump on TT than should be no probs on the foil! Keep trying mate!
This is from today's session on 9m Velocity - I should have 13m to reach a meter or two higher flights. I was not powered enough in 13-15kts and a bit less in the breaking zone.

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Backlooping:
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Peter_Frank wrote:Great to hear you are jumping BraCuru, and I am sure your heights are not exaggerated.

PT - above pictures show only 4 maybe 5m but it was not more than 12kts on 9m kite. As I said I should chose 13m.
Won't be surprised to see guys flying 10+m soon.

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:42 pm

At the spot where the pictures are taken, a foil makes perfect sense :thumb:

Since there are no waves usable for waveriding really, but huge chop so no flat water nor freestyle conditions either.

That is the beaty of the hydrofoils - they DONT MIND these conditions, and can not be felt at all :naughty:

8) Peter

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:40 am

Peter_Frank wrote:At the spot where the pictures are taken, a foil makes perfect sense :thumb:

8) Peter


Agree that at that spot...if it is the Baltic Sea ...using a full suit at this time of year :snow: :?: ........
.....better to be "out of the water" and stay dry........as much as possible :wink:

:surf: :sun: :cheers:

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby C A R A F I N O 2014 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:33 pm

I have witness a Carafino hydrofoil jump as high as 60 feet in the air by rider Kevin Dickenson in California. The question is not high hi, but how strong is your foils for impact landing, especially when landing not the way you want. Most other brands are blowing the inserts out of the strut and or cracking the strut. This style of riding is all free style.

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby DrLightWind » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:18 pm

C A R A F I N O 2014 wrote:I have witness a Carafino hydrofoil jump as high as 60 feet in the air by rider Kevin Dickenson in California.
:thumb:

Any pics higher than here, anyone might be able to share :?:

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby BraCuru » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:17 pm

SupaEZ wrote:
Peter_Frank wrote:At the spot where the pictures are taken, a foil makes perfect sense :thumb:

if it is the Baltic Sea ...better to be "out of the water" and stay dry........as much as possible :wink:

Even Baltic cannot cure me from the addiction. We ride it all year around... with sun, rain, day, night, haze, fog, snow, whatever :wink:
A better quality pics but on the low level yet:
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Who is going to show pics 10m + please ????

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:42 pm

Bracuru:
The foil that you use does not look like a Moses, is it something you made?

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby Bille » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:13 pm

BraCuru wrote:...
Who is going to show pics 10m + please ????


BraCuru -- that got me Major inspired ; even if i can
only reach 1m of Air next summer, i'll blame You !!! :D :thumb:

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby BraCuru » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:09 am

Hawaiis wrote:The foil that you use does not look like a Moses, is it something you made?

That's a prototype and not made by me. I wish I could design and built a foil - not clever enough... :oops:

Bille wrote: even if i can only reach 1m of Air next summer, i'll blame You !!! :D :thumb:

I feel already blamed :bye:

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Re: What is the highest a foilboard can jump ?

Postby cglazier » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:33 pm

Great pictures BraCuru. Thanks for posting them.
You are inspiring me to put straps back on my board and try jumping again.

:wink: CG


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