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Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:23 am

What Sports use Hydrofoils - Foil Fridays Ep 01

Welcome to the beginning of our knowledge center. While we're building out this new resource on our webpage, we'll be pairing our Foil Friday videos with these extensive blog posts. If you have any questions, be sure to let us know in the comment section of the video.

Here at MACkiteboarding, we have been kiteboard hydrofoiling since 2012. For us, it started as a way to access light winds previously not possible with twintip and directional designs. And it certainly did that well, but also so much more. We quickly realized that the kiteboarding device had unlimited applications in the other boardsports that we practice. Wakefoiling, surf hydrofoiling, SUP foiling, and windsurfing with a hydrofoil came screaming into the picture, with each sport broadening the foil's use and adapting designs for their respective demands. Fast-forward to today and we have defined categories for each with well-designed offerings for each situation or rider that we may encounter.

Visit our foilboarding knowledge center to read the full intro to foilboarding styles.

Learn more about Foilboarding here: http://www.mackiteboarding.com/Foilboar ... ays-Ep-01/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRxm8voZmVw

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Re: Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:25 am

Hydrofoil Categories Explained - Foil Fridays Ep 02

Is Foilboarding easier now? Absolutely! In the last couple years, we've watched foilboarding evolve at an incredible rate. With better equipment, the sport has become much more accessible.

On top of that, we've noticed certain characteristics emerge. With that said, we thought it would be helpful to break down a few broad general categories to group our foils into.

If you hop onto our website and look at the listings of available foils, you might be pretty quickly overwhelmed and you'd wonder right away, "which foil, or which style of foil, is best for me? Foilboarding is exploding and with it, a lot of gear has been developed. We've got so much to offer, so many different options and different things they can be used for, we thought it would be helpful to break all that down all our foils into three separate categories,

- The first of which is freeriding
- The second of which is powered freeriding
- The third is high performance

In kiteboarding, those three categories make up the dominant bit of our foil offering. There'll be a little bit of grey area and some crossover between categories, but one of the coolest things about foiling is that there are so many different options for each individual rider that can be used for different things, and this video and this series will help break down which is the best foil for you, so pay attention and we'll help guide you through it.

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Re: Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:29 am

Foilboard mounting systems & compatibility - Foil Fridays EP 03

With the growing popularity of foilboarding many brands have begun developing foil systems in the last few years. While many brands are compatible, some are not or they are simply designed for various reasons.

In this video, we break down some of the more common mounting systems and whats not compatible from our current offering.

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Re: Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:27 pm

The 5 Best Kites for Foilboarding

Hydrofoil kiteboarding has been on fire lately at the shop. I cannot remember the last time where every employee was so excited about one aspect of kiteboarding. Everyone here from our young guns to our shop legends has caught the foil bug.

As a result, we have seen a dramatic shift in the kite quivers chosen by our staff. Our quivers were dominated by large freestyle kites; now, we are switching to kites that compliment the unique challenges of foilboarding. These kites can be broken down into three categories:
Surf kites, Single Strut, and Ram air kites.

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Re: Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:53 pm

Will my kite work? - Foil Fridays Ep 06 MACkiteboarding.com

A popular question is, “How will my kite(s) work for foiling?”. A legitimate question and a simple answer is, Yes. However, the kite you have or choose will have certain advantages and disadvantages for your riding and styles of foiling.

To keep this simple, let's break kites down into their respective categories since those kites have similar designs. The majority of kites on the market can be broken down into four categories.

- Freeride
- Freestyle
- Wave
- Ram Air foils

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Re: Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Now Taking Foilboarding Video Requests QNA 1: Foil Fridays EP 07

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Re: Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:21 pm

Naish Hover 112 + Thrust Surf L Full Review

This week, Tucker Rygo and Aaron link up for their first spring dawn session to test and fully review the Naish Hover 112 paired with the Thrust Surf L board. They also got out on the Slingshot Skywalker 5'10' paired with the Cloud IX P27 for some back to back testing.

Working at MACkite has some unique benefits. Working with friends in an industry that we are passionate about certainly makes most days feel less like “work” and the huge amount of demo gear available is appreciated by all of our staff. However, it is hard to monetize the value of our “Board Meetings”. Not the typical drudgery that you would face in most workplaces but rather a meeting of employees held during the workday where we can go play and test gear.

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Re: Foil Fridays - Video Episodes

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:12 pm

Learning to Foilboard Behind the Boat: Foil Fridays EP 10

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