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Re: Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Foil
« Reply #315 on: September 15, 2016, 12:33:42 PM »
I just got word from a friend of mine that certain unnamed people on the north shore of Oahu are working on a safer foil that won't slice or decapitate you if you get hit by it. It's made out of high density rubber. Swear to gawd.
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Re: Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Foil
« Reply #316 on: September 15, 2016, 12:50:06 PM »
It almost feels like the first time you heard about cell phones. Here you thought your pager was great. For those of you who know what a pager was:)
It may be overhead to you, but it's waist high to me.

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Re: Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Foil
« Reply #317 on: September 15, 2016, 01:18:47 PM »
I just got word from a friend of mine that certain unnamed people on the north shore of Oahu are working on a safer foil that won't slice or decapitate you if you get hit by it. It's made out of high density rubber. Swear to gawd.

It might be safer...but, it will still hurt when getting hit by it...just like getting whacked Pro Teck fins...only an order of magnitude much worse...;-)
For some reason, I feel "safer" when I'm windfoiling than SUP surf foiling...even though I'm higher and moving faster...must be the unpredictable beach break waves...

Leashes are also PITA...no wonder Kai and da boyz don't appear to be using them...;-)
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Re: Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Foil
« Reply #318 on: September 15, 2016, 04:09:13 PM »
NORTH (Boards and More) are producing a "somewhat" safer Foil system

the KEY WORD is Somewhat!

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Re: Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Foil
« Reply #319 on: September 15, 2016, 05:56:25 PM »
So I guess excessive board pumping is now going to be considered good style?
It may be overhead to you, but it's waist high to me.

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Re: Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Foil
« Reply #320 on: September 15, 2016, 06:46:24 PM »
Maybe the tail section of a 747?
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Re: Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Foil
« Reply #321 on: September 15, 2016, 07:10:37 PM »
So I guess excessive board pumping is now going to be considered good style?

And gawd help us if it is!
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