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JV
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Anti-hydrofoil

Postby JV » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:20 am

Hi lightwinds challengers
The best combo I found to avoid learning riding hydrofoil surf :baby: like Carafino or better in 10Knts or so @ 86Kg (you got to become metric anyway) is todate the F-one Signature Bamboo Fish 5.10 (2013) with the 17m Cloud from BoardRiding Maui.
Still lots of fun :thumb:

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby Hawaiis » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:45 am

with 10 Knots, you don't need 17M with Hydrofoil, here is a 9M Cabrinha Nomad in 6-9 Knots

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby Kite2Heaven » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:22 am

Haaa "Owned" :)

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby trxdude » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:20 pm

I like how the hydrofoil appears to sit in the water a little more, allowing you to both ride the water or the foil. Who makes that particular foil and board?

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Rush Randle, the board is more than 10 years old.

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby tautologies » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:18 am

trxdude wrote:I like how the hydrofoil appears to sit in the water a little more, allowing you to both ride the water or the foil. Who makes that particular foil and board?

You can do that with any foil...intact its the best way yo learn how to ride them..

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Gear: Boards: rarely my 555 Nobile 140 x 44, Mostly a Rootshape Slice surfkite 170 (ex Aska board) and a F-One Fish 5.10 in lightwinds. Kites: Boardriding Maui Clouds 17, 13 & 10m, and Griffin Chimeras 10 & 8m and occasionaly Ozone Instinct 6m.
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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby JV » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:01 am

This was NOT :nono: intended to be an hydrofoil tread! :angryfire:

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:13 am

JV wrote:This was NOT :nono: intended to be an hydrofoil tread! :angryfire:


I was about to say the same - the very purpose of this thread would be to go through alternatives to hydrofoils, right ?

You were very clear :thumb:

And every single answering post has been about foils :(

8) Peter

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:37 am

The next best low wind alternative to hydrofoil would be the race board.

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Re: Anti-hydrofoil

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:36 am

Hawaiis wrote:The next best low wind alternative to hydrofoil would be the race board.


Agree, ranked in "light wind" order, IMO, taking some typical of these :

1. Hydrofoil.
2. Raceboard.
3. Freeraceboard.
4. Door type board and big skimboard and small finned freeraceboard.
5. Flat Fish type wave board.

Then there is a middle zone, like
Standard TT, a bit wider/bigger.
Light wind waveboard, flat and wider.

And the "bad" ones regarding light wind, are
True waveboards, lots of rocker and curves.
Smaller TT's.
Wakestyle boards with heavy rocker.


When you look at it now - it is apparent that the more fun, the worse it is for light wind :rollgrin:

Just my take on this.
8) Peter


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