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BraCuru
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National foilboarding forums

Postby BraCuru » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:15 pm

I'd like to ask you to add any existing kite foilboarding forum links please.
This is what I know or use so far:
http://kitefoil.forumactif.org
http://kitehydrofoil.com

Any national forums?

And this is my friend and mine new creation in Polish:
http://www.foilforum.pl

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby ChristoffM » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:04 pm

I doubt there are any national forums specifically to hydrofoils. There are still too few people using them, but I am sure that will change. Your Polish forums looks very nice! How many foilers are there in Poland if you had to guess?

In South Africa I know of two, and maybe three more people learning to ride. Talk about a small community.

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby lander » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:18 am

Here in Denmark the "national forum" has been a facebook group. I believe that we will be more on foils than on raceboard in a near future. I have loved racing them but things go fast and it seams that raceboards are sooo last year. Only the one going for an Olympic campaign will continue. History repeating...

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby BraCuru » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:40 am

ChristoffM wrote:How many foilers are there in Poland if you had to guess?

No foil crowds on the water either :wink:
There are around 10 foils and riders only. However there is rather big interest to try or buy it.
All top Polish racers want to learn it or are learning now.
I made a poll on the Polish kiteforum and results were like this:
4% owns a foil
27% wants to learn asap
44% would like to try
8% says that it looks great but don't want to try
16% admits that the thing is for freaks only

Your Polish forums looks very nice!

Thanks. As you see 50% of all posts are mine. I feel like some crazy activist :lol:
There are only 25 users registered on the Polish FF. Hope in a year will 10 times more.

What about Italian or US forums?

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby Arcsrule » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:06 pm

BraCuru wrote:
ChristoffM wrote:How many foilers are there in Poland if you had to guess?

Your Polish forums looks very nice!

Thanks. As you see 50% of all posts are mine. I feel like some crazy activist :lol:
There are only 25 users registered on the Polish FF. Hope in a year will 10 times more.

What about Italian or US forums?



if there are any US forums, i've not found them yet. The US people are followers....no one using a foil in my area so likely there will never be any followers in my area. There is no active campaign or promotion to develop this side of the sport. Puerto Rico manufacturers the MHL lift, but their website is totally lacking and engineering details and they don't provide anything in their emails other than the price. They must be selling foils as fast as they can make them as they are not trying to encourage me to buy.

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby GlennvanRooij » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi All,

Great forum !

My name is Glenn and i live in the Netherlands. Kiter for 10 years and started foiling this year. Really like it. I started a forum in dutch because i was looking for information and there was not a lot available. I'm posting all my experience on this forum to help others.

Http://www.kitefoiling.nl

Got my own youtube channel for some own made gopro vids:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOp6fM ... uaJJ7wjAAQ

And a facebookpage
https://www.facebook.com/kitefoilforum/

Hope you like it :thumb:

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby gmb13 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:44 pm

Germany Forum Oase has a special foiling section now: http://surfforum.oase.com/forumdisplay.php?f=92

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby Toby » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:24 pm

I know some foilers in the US, and they look on here.

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:13 pm

Here in Denmark we have at least 5 hydrofoil forums, one of them being a windfoil forum and the 4 kitefoil forums :D

Facebook is used almost entirely nowadays, for almost everything, and most forums are "closed" to avoid spam, to avoid deliberate theft plans, and last but not least to avoid ones family or boss to be able to see where you are ha haa :thumb:

To discuss foil specific topics of course :rollgrin:

Eventhough regarding WHERE you want to go out and when, big general facebook (still closed of above reasons) groups are used - as very often we ride different types (TT, Wave, Hydrofoil) together and company is always good as the major problem is to avoid going out alone - which happens too often unfortunately...
And when talking about kite sizes in these big forums, we just add "hf" in the text, so noone gets confused if they only got a TT f.ex.

It also spreads the word much better, so now more and more get into foiling - GREAT !!!

8) PF

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Re: National foilboarding forums

Postby borist » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:59 am

IMO national forums make more sense for non-english speaking countries. Obviously for US foilers this one works quite well. Regional forums are more useful in US so there might be a foiling section in some of those if there are enough foilers in the area to contribute. More than likely, all foiling discussions are inside general forums though.


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