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Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:37 am
by Starsky
Last spring we had 3

Right now there are 7 up and foiling with two more in the making.

Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:02 am
by borist
15-17 at a quick count of those who show up frequently. Gets very crowded when wind is half decent and everyone shows up as this is a small spot. Usually it is 4 to 8 HF and perhaps 1-2 giant kites with TT during normal 8-10 mph days. There are more in town. HF is very popular here, in light wind capital.

Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:34 am
by PullStrings
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Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:11 am
by dylan*
i think our last count was 16 kiters with foils at our local spot (only one spot, there are a few others within 10-15 minute drives). there were 8 of us foiling at once on monday, was pretty weird to see since that's a lot of kiters to be out at once here anyway. and it's the off-season :o

Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:35 am
by deniska
3-4 tops.. NYC...

Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:49 am
by DukeSilver
Generally it's only me at my most frequent haunt, but occasionally there has been 2 - 3 others out. There are quite a few racers (10-15) who go out at different spots to me. I can often see them training with their foil kites about 1km away but our paths rarely cross. I'm still learning so I stick to the more protected waters of the Swan River in Perth. It's definitely a growing scene here in West Oz.

Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:04 am
by Dspace
Around 4 old timer locals here in Nags Head. All the visiting twin tippers, surf riders, windsurfers, and occasional foilers, pile into Rodanthe-Waves and Avon

Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:27 am
by BraCuru
Grzybowo, Poland - more than 50% for sure.
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Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:38 am
by Peter_Frank
DukeSilver wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:49 am
Generally it's only me at my most frequent haunt, but occasionally there has been 2 - 3 others out. There are quite a few racers (10-15) who go out at different spots to me. I can often see them training with their foil kites about 1km away but our paths rarely cross. I'm still learning so I stick to the more protected waters of the Swan River in Perth. It's definitely a growing scene here in West Oz.

Yes, it is actually two completely different "species", racefoilers and freestyle/freeride/wavefoilers, got nothing in common but the love for the sport.

Gear is completely different, kites/boards/masts/wings, nothing in common.

Racers ride upwind for miles and miles, and downwind again and practice tacks and jibes.
Freeriders usually keep close to the coast, maybe even waves, and play around together here.

"Once upon a time", we could share going out, but nowadays it does not make sense, even if you start and end up from the same place, you hardly never cross out on the water, and going on a tour along the coast wont make sense either, as the speed is so different that it is not fun :wink:

A bit of a shame it has got like this, but an unevitable development that would have to come of course, so just a fact it is like that :D

Just as different as TT riding and waveriding, where you also hardly never cross, as also completely different gear and different spots required :naughty:

We still use the same forums, as better to be several out eventhough you dont share much, and you quickly learn who race and who freestyle/wave :rollgrin:
Especially in the winter when water close to the freezing point, it is better, a tad safer, to be several out eventhough it can be difficult to spot each other anyways when so far apart :o

8) PF

Re: How many Hfoilers are in your spot?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:06 am
by Mitaka
End of last summer we were 2, now we are 5.