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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby edt » Mon May 07, 2018 7:27 pm

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby grigorib » Mon May 07, 2018 7:49 pm

edt wrote:
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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby StillLovinIt » Tue May 08, 2018 1:40 am

Gongs makes a G10 foil that's not expensive:
https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707. ... OILHELLG10
Another link with the outline of the foil, definitely not a low aspect beginner foil:
https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707. ... HELLFWG10M

It looks like "Dwight" has owned one:
http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19 ... ong+Dwight

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby borist » Tue May 08, 2018 2:00 am

I was wondering why Zeeko decided to build Bullet - the fastest g10/Alu foil on the market (according to them). Now I know

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby gbrungra » Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am

If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby cwood » Tue May 08, 2018 11:37 am

gbrungra wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am
If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?
Good question! :lol:
although it doesn't take much to stop you cold...even a stick.

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue May 08, 2018 1:30 pm

cwood wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:37 am
gbrungra wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am
If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?
Good question! :lol:
although it doesn't take much to stop you cold...even a stick.

I was at first thinking the same - wouldnt it be much better with a big slow wing and freestyle instead of speed ?

But then again, if one WANTS it, nothing can stop you, right ?

Like riding a hydrofoil in low water areas with rocks in the first place, or riding a surfboard when no waves, and so on...

Respect for riding in these places, simply because you WANT TO, no matter what style :thumb:

8) Peter

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby blu » Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 pm

take a good look at North Speedster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBN1crXWPMs

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby Laughingman » Tue May 08, 2018 4:23 pm

cwood wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:37 am
gbrungra wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am
If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?
Good question! :lol:
although it doesn't take much to stop you cold...even a stick.
I hit a stingray last week in OBX, little guy probably no more than 8" wing span.... sent me flying... of course I saw him at the very last moment and was not able to react... it was like slow motion from there forward...lol

BTW for those of you who may not know, the sound is full of rays, I couldn't believe my eyes!

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Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

Postby cwood » Tue May 08, 2018 4:46 pm

Laughingman wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:23 pm
cwood wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:37 am
gbrungra wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:43 am
If you really hit logs that often, why are you interested in a higher speed?
Good question! :lol:
although it doesn't take much to stop you cold...even a stick.
I hit a stingray last week in OBX, little guy probably no more than 8" wing span.... sent me flying... of course I saw him at the very last moment and was not able to react... it was like slow motion from there forward...lol

BTW for those of you who may not know, the sound is full of rays, I couldn't believe my eyes!
Yes I have hit them many times in Hatteras. You stop dead. I have rarely seen them first due to the murky water. Wondered what it does to them.


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