DukeSilver wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:33 am
downunder wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:40 am
Would you tell Toby this?
How primitive look his tricks? C'mon...You were never on 10% of his level (apologizes if you were). Even Plummet says truthfully that himself was never into tricks, just boosting.
Be fair to yourself and say how many times we were approached with the statement: that looks so easy, I would loove to try it, where can I do that?
How many times a HF rider was approached with the same statement? And we talking that a HF will pickup over time...No way. Just like the Foil speed boats, they never really picked up.
Think of 3D printing, it was like a "Holly Grail, every single kid will print the toys". That did not happen and never will.
andylc wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Foils are just another option, not a revolution, and are especially useful for middle aged guys with disposable income.
This. Just rock up one any beach and see it for yourself. I agree, we getting older so it's pleasing on our body. It also means we have f
Why I'm in it? Because I've built my HF and want to try refining it. That's the only reason.
Wow, what's with the anti-foiling rant?! Every time I see you at the river you are looking at our foils with great interest and saying how you can't wait to finish building your foil. When I gave you a 30 min lesson on my gear you were super excited and letting out whoops of delight when you popped up on the foil for a second and couldn't stop smiling after. What has happened since then?
I agree, Air-style does look fantastic and watching Toby kite is indeed awe inspiring. If that's what you want to do with your kiting, you should pursue it. You are a good and stylish kiter on a TT. But you have to understand, I and probably many of the foilers on here used to ride a TT. Some were probably pretty good on a TT - maybe not Toby level - but who is? And many on this foiling forum now foil almost ...
Nope, this is not about the anti foiling and I did not comment any individual cases.
It is about the future of it and the claim that will only grow. Remember, many hf riders were talked into it, the best tt riders were not. None of the best tt riders will sell a tt. Same with core wave riders etc.
We should promote a TT as much as we can, as the only way to keep this sport alive, since in reality, the numbers are dropping (a few shops are closing atm in WA, right?).
Also, as a tool it only does limited functions. Very limited, noted by other ppl on this thread as well. It is not only me who thinks the same. This forum is watched by non english speakers as well, who do not reply that often.
Maybe I will be all in hf riding, who knows. But to say that a TT is a primitive tool (top of this post), is not fair, dont u think? Thats ok, I understand, but still.
No worries, we can talk in person.