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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby K-Roy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:08 pm

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Good tips for NOT losing your own board, but this doesn't answer the question, which was about retrieving someone else's runaway board.
"hey,
to answer your question, if the other board is a foil as well, I would probably try what you did. Other boards I would lay on top and body drag."

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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby bragnouff » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:16 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:07 pm

A much better and safer way though, is to give your board to your friend to sit on, while you loop down to the runaway board and get it back.

This way you both will have flotation no matter what happens, and you dont risk one of the boards end up ruined on rocks when dolphining ashore by itself.

Even if the wind stops fully, you both have boards to sit on and can take care of when reaching the shoreline.
Good suggestion! Should have done that!
Although he wouldn't have had much flotation out of my board... A DoubleAgent deck with a Zeeko alloy foil barely floats!

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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby Pedro Marcos » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:36 pm

I already rescued a foil board on my Foil board, just like with a twintip. I did not foil, put my back foot closer to the front foot to make sure i would not engage my foil. It was not easy and its quite dangerous, i will probably do it like you next time. To rescue a twintip is fine, and you can even engage your foil no problem.

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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby K-Roy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:55 pm

Pedro Marcos wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:36 pm
I already rescued a foil board on my Foil board, just like with a twintip. I did not foil, put my back foot closer to the front foot to make sure i would not engage my foil. It was not easy and its quite dangerous, i will probably do it like you next time. To rescue a twintip is fine, and you can even engage your foil no problem.
yes, if foot pads are on top, you sail past down wind and pick it up by the front strap, just like you would on a SB or TT...
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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby foilonfoil » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:57 pm

I have had this situation numerous times...

1. Sit in the water with both boards waiting for the downed rider to get to you.
2. Give them your board and you body drag downwind to catch/ride their board.
3. Run your board to the beach and body drag out to catch the floating board before it hits the beach.

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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby bragnouff » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:01 pm

K-Roy wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:55 pm
[ pick it up by the front strap, just like you would on a SB or TT...
Pretty strong assumption that there are straps!

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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby windrider1 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:07 pm

After losing my board while trying to help somone in a difficult situation out on the water . i now carry a 2 feet long line i have attached. to my harness at all times . whenever im in a sketchy situation with the board i leash it. bye the way wht are peoples opinion on packing down a foil kite. i noticed that they flost pretty well and for a long period of time. last time mine dropped due to no wind i just wrapped up some of the safety release line and let it float while i slowly paddled in. offcourse there was no heavy surf or waves. also i was not very far out. im thinking this is probally the best practise in that situation instead of wasting energy packing up.
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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby bragnouff » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:08 pm

foilonfoil wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:57 pm
I have had this situation numerous times...

1. Sit in the water with both boards waiting for the downed rider to get to you.
2. Give them your board and you body drag downwind to catch/ride their board.
3. Run your board to the beach and body drag out to catch the floating board before it hits the beach.
1. is unlikely to ever work, a swimmer with a sea anchor will never outdrift a sitter with a kite in the air, even more so if the latter is constantly moving his kite to keep it in the air. The downed rider should also aim towards the beach, and not further downwind, otherwise you'll end with an other problem, towing a rider, his packed kite and board towards the shore.

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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby K-Roy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:12 pm

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:01 pm
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:55 pm
[ pick it up by the front strap, just like you would on a SB or TT...
Pretty strong assumption that there are straps!
with all do respect, pls read my answers in full...
(I was referring to the TT rescue by Pedro)

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Re: rescuing a foil board

Postby bragnouff » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:17 pm

K-Roy wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:12 pm
bragnouff wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:01 pm
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:55 pm
[ pick it up by the front strap, just like you would on a SB or TT...
Pretty strong assumption that there are straps!
with all do respect, pls read my answers in full...
(I was referring to the TT rescue by Pedro)
Sorry, I reacted also on the SB rescue. Which is also a pain in the ass, but at least it's light and doesn't want to kill you!


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