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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:40 am 
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I saw the last formula races. I saw a few Moses foils laying around aside from the swords and spotz', didn't see any oracle triumphant arches though.

The chrono kite seemed to be the show stealer, another step in the arms race.


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:32 pm 
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I was the photographer and was on the boat for the Sat and Sun races (and a local foiler). AFAIK the foils in competition were the Sword, Spotz, and Lift. No Carafinos. Moses foils were only in use by recreational local riders (the Silencio wave foil is the one of choice out here). I tried to demo the Carafino, but Mango was taking a while to get out into the water Friday and I couldn't wait for too long. Don't know of anyone who personally demoed the Carafino, but i'll do some research and see if i can find a vetted, solid opinion from a foil rider (we have about a dozen or so here)

Nico and the Heinekens were duking it out all day 123, same on course boards as well as the foils. The Chrono foil kite, though not the most user-friendly, is dominating the race circuit and seems to be the weapon of choice, even for those not on the Ozone team.


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:37 am 
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Man, those carafinos do look nice. Hope they ride as good as they look.


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:51 am 
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revhed wrote:
limeybeachboy wrote:
You have to go to the results tab. The Carafino was only there to demo :

http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/8096#_newsroom


US Kite Racing National Championship & Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite Invitational
US Sailing Center - Long Beach : June 6 - 8, 2014

"Carafino will attend in person this event, confirmed.

Carafino will have some riders in the race series event riding Carafino Oracle Triumphant Arch Foils.."

R H


I have never known anyone who is so utterly full of s**t as that guy. He takes BS to levels that simply blow my mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:40 pm 
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donchin wrote:
Man, those carafinos do look nice. Hope they ride as good as they look.


Well your not the only one to be hoping

That photo was taken at a foil race event, it was apparently there to be ridden by some racers yet we have not heard from anyone who rode it, go figure :o

nice looking stickers though :rollgrin:


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Does anyone know what the tent structure is in the background photo of the red foil above?

It looks like it is made like and inflatable kite.
How does it stand upto the wind?


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:48 pm 
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limeybeachboy wrote:
You have to go to the results tab. The Carafino was only there to demo :

http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/8096#_newsroom
If there was a demo, why everybody is so hesitant write up a review or say anything at least :?: or is that :offtopic: :?: :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:54 pm 
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wdric wrote:
Does anyone know what the tent structure is in the background photo of the red foil above?

It looks like it is made like and inflatable kite.
How does it stand upto the wind?


GYBE tents. Likely some sailors/kiters involved!

http://www.gybe-design.com


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:21 pm 
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Starsky wrote:
wdric wrote:
Does anyone know what the tent structure is in the background photo of the red foil above?

It looks like it is made like and inflatable kite.
How does it stand upto the wind?


GYBE tents. Likely some sailors/kiters involved!

http://www.gybe-design.com


Mr C set up right next to a kite school Socal Kite Surfing and it is their tent/tables. While I was there, Mr C was in and out Friday bouncing between family and demos. He was there most of the day Saturday with demos, but did not show up Sunday.

I don't think there is much to say about demos. A red race and blue performance were the two foils present and various individuals tried them out. Given they were new to everyone, I personally did not see any notable water time.

Edit: The Race board did look good and personally, if I could have paid money and walked away with a foil and board, I would have done so.


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 Post subject: Re: Long Beach Hydrofoil Kite results
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Hunqi wrote:
limeybeachboy wrote:
You have to go to the results tab. The Carafino was only there to demo :

http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/8096#_newsroom
If there was a demo, why everybody is so hesitant write up a review or say anything at least :?: or is that :offtopic: :?: :wink:



Perhaps its because anyone who even remotely questions how this guy goes about doing things is likely to start receiving death threats. Its all part of the Carafino "customer care" programme. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Apparently :-? :-? :-? :-?

A bit like the lifetime warranty for the product he is no longer making supporting :o :o :o :o :o :o


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