Lokihel wrote:No idea what he was talking about, my lip-reading is not good enough.
That second foil he was holding in his hand, has he not heard how disappointing the NKB foil was?
Also, I seriously hope that twin-tip foiling doesn't become a thing. People need to learn how to tack and gybe directionals, or even just forever ride toeside on the one tack.
Couldn't disagree more.
People do NOT need to learn anything other than what makes it fun for THEM.
Fine if it's not for you. Doesn't mean everyone else should do what you think is the right thing to do.
This is the natural progression of the tech in the sport. It will keep evolving and opening up new ideas and opportunities. With your thinking it will grow stale real quick.
Not blinkered, different perspective. Those not advocating a TT hydrofoil are those that have felt what its like to transition a hydrofoil and know just how big a role it plays in the grand scheme of foiling.
It will be developed regardless. Sadly most kiters cannot even jump on their weak side let alone bother to learn to jibe. It's not blinkered to lament the dumbing down of a discipline.
whatever, it will play out predictably. It will be comical to read the myriad of reports that foiling is really pretty boring and lame from those that have only learned to do it on a TT.
rynhardt wrote: Fools like me appreciate having access to options that exceed the understanding of the blinkered acolytes.
So how many twin tip hydrofoils have you ridden? How many regular hydrofoils for that matter? If I showed you a hydrofoil equipped with a "carbon fiber stability anchor" that drags behind in the water, would you be interested in trying that? What about a kite with "speed holes" cut in the canopy? I have a chicken-loop assembly with a "zero accidental release" safety system composed of a piece of chain and a padlock, would you like to try that?
Not all new ideas are good ideas. This seems like a good way to get a customer who is afraid of learning something difficult to spend money.