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alex a
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Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby alex a » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:14 pm

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxoaCnAPyY[/youtube]
Video from the past week here in Maui with different Cam Mounts and my gopro. Used my North 4,6,8m Neos . Use the 4m allot here in Maui while foiling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxoaCnAPyY
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ozchrisb
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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby ozchrisb » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:21 pm



Great video Alex. We're going to need some small kites to race in windy places....

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TheRussian
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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby TheRussian » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Mr Aguera is a foiling god !

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cglazier
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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby cglazier » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:43 pm

Several of us here are riding on Aguera boards with our Spotz foils and we are very happy with them. Now Alex is also making his own foils with an inovative attachment system. I have only tried his new foil briefly but it feels fast and smooth. Adam Koch managed to win the freestyle big air competition in Baja with one.

Keep up the good work Alex.

:wink: CG

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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby ronnie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:33 pm

That's the best advert for foiling that I have seen so far. Good job Alex. :thumb:

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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby TheRussian » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:07 pm

ronnie wrote:That's the best advert for foiling that I have seen so far. Good job Alex. :thumb:


Couldn't agree more - its all fine and well seeing foils used in flat conditions (or behind a boat), but seeing a foil used & ridden so nicely in waves was v impressive…. imho that had to be the most convincing promotion for any foil design to date.

alex a
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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby alex a » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:56 pm

I'm stoked you guys liked the video!

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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby doofus » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:18 pm

very nice video, good lesson in when to be foiling and when to ignore the foil.. just starting to get into riding swells on mine down here in the south of New Zealand.... great fun! I'm going to watch that again!

Craig :D

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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby lezo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:06 am

What is the ideal setup to ride swells with foil? I guess you need a slow foil. Alex, do you have a special wing setup for surfing? Besides being slow to stay on the wave, what else does a good surffoil do?

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Re: Kite foiling here in Maui

Postby alex a » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:47 pm

lezo wrote:What is the ideal setup to ride swells with foil? I guess you need a slow foil. Alex, do you have a special wing setup for surfing? Besides being slow to stay on the wave, what else does a good surffoil do?

Bryan Lake and I ride the same bigger front wing which is a lower aspect usually slower foil that handles the bubbles caused by waves very well. I also rode the high aspect wing in this video. Most foils do not like to go through the bubbles (whitewater). It is actually my all around foil (bigger low aspect) which is very good for beginners and big kite foiling as well.
Check Bryan Lakes facebook page for shots of him riding waves on Oahu with the big wing.
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