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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby bigcane » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:31 pm

James, i am a big fan of open class and i realize that most of the cost of competing at a high level is not gear related. I competed in the 96 games so i know. The intention of the post was to say that if we did want to create an additional foiling class where the focus was on keeping the gear costs down, then by controlling a few key variables like materials and mast thickness, then that would probably do the trick. No need to go all the way to monopoly one design.

Mossy, yes Georges talk was great for insights on foiling in general which i really liked. But the FRX was also being discussed and i think most foil racers are worried about NP's efforts to monopolize the gear selection if kiting gets into the games.

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby Mossy 757 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:25 pm

bigcane wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:31 pm
i think most foil racers are worried about NP's efforts to monopolize the gear selection if kiting gets into the games.
If George is designing the foils, there's nothing to be worried about. It's hard for me to express my enthusiasm for his work product without coming off as a shill or inciting brand rivalry, but his stuff is insanely good and NP was really smart to work with him.

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby NYKiter » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm

Thanks for posting.

Carafinos a great foil!

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:41 am

NYKiter wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Thanks for posting.

Carafinos a great foil!
Wait until you ride one, or better yet, watch one pass you on the race course :lol:

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby NYKiter » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:43 pm

I own one...

He said they are garbage....but he learned on one.... :cleanear:


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