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 Post subject: Re: Rippin' the Rio foilboard races
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:21 pm 
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a dumb question of someone who does not look much into foils - how far are foils against those AC72?

would be cool to be the fastest class around..


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 Post subject: Re: Rippin' the Rio foilboard races
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Tiago1973 wrote:
a dumb question of someone who does not look much into foils - how far are foils against those AC72?

would be cool to be the fastest class around..


Not that close, the cats are doing 30kts uphill / 40 downhill. foilers approx 10kts off that pace.
That's at the cats max wind range. foilers would probably stand a chance in the 8-10 kt wind range.


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 Post subject: Re: Rippin' the Rio foilboard races
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 3:15 am 
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ozchrisb wrote:
Some great footage here. Go to ~40 minutes for some great slo mo tacks and gybes.


Great footage! Haven't had time to watch it all, but the acceleration out of the windward mark at 1:36 in the video is just ridiculous! Is that Johnny?


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 Post subject: Re: Rippin' the Rio foilboard races
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 4:35 pm 
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Yup, a lot of people download at the windward mark. I tried looping when slightly powered but crashed badly. It's hard to stop yourself resisting the pull when you really need to just go with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rippin' the Rio foilboard races
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:00 pm 
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ozchrisb wrote:
Yup, a lot of people download at the windward mark. I tried looping when slightly powered but crashed badly. It's hard to stop yourself resisting the pull when you really need to just go with it.


Even on a raceboard, doing the downloop at the top mark is a hell of a test of ball size!

Specially when you're lit on a 10m!


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