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...;-)