Author Topic: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing  (Read 5726 times)

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2016, 05:40:13 AM »
Saw the FB post of Kai blowing past you guys. Amazing speed and agree this is the next level. Sort of like comparing transatlantic ocean liners to taking the plane... Well not quite, but watch the video and don't tell me you don't want to be foil downwinding like Kai...
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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2016, 06:59:46 AM »
Yeah well I'd like to run like Usain Bolt too. But it's not going to happen, is it? There's going to have to be a considerable change in the usability of the equipment before those of us who weren't foiling at age 9 can do this. But I guess that might happen, some time in the future.

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2016, 07:20:49 AM »
I don't even downwind but now I want to (even more than I did yesterday).  At least he said hi.


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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2016, 07:40:08 AM »
Did Kai prone paddle into that?

Who was on the Rails? Was that Jimmy?

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2016, 08:39:43 AM »
yep

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2016, 08:41:43 AM »
That means he's pretty sure he won't need to paddle much on a run like that. Awesome!

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2016, 10:36:31 AM »
No hat, no paddle, no rash guard, no PFD, no hydration, no leash, no 14 foot board.

Just a Sunday afternoon stroll, surfing an 11 mile wave at speeds up to 25mph in his trunks.

Glimpse of the future or what?
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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2016, 10:50:50 AM »
You didn't really say "no leash" did you???

The first rule of No Leash is: you do not talk about No Leash. The second rule of No Leash is: you DO NOT talk about No Leash! Third rule of No Leash: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, you tell him that he should have worn a leash. Fourth rule: only two leashes on a board are sufficient.

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2016, 10:59:46 AM »
You didn't really say "no leash" did you???

The first rule of No Leash is: you do not talk about No Leash. The second rule of No Leash is . . . .

I noticed this too.  I don't want to sound like an old guy but WTF.  Kai is riding as if he was 100 feet from shore on a flat day. 

We have all seen DJ's videos and what happens when you get separated from your equipment in the wind.  Kai better be ready to swim or  :o

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2016, 11:26:05 AM »
Isn't Kai normally accompanied by a flotilla of Jet-skis and boats documenting his latest exploits? One would imagine they could pick up his foil if he against all odds fell off....

Having said that the chances of a foil board drifting away like a SUP are a little less as the foil in part works as an anchor when you fall off, but left to its own devices it will self-right and could start bopping along at a pace similar of faster than you could swim - leash recommended for anyone without the flotilla.

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2016, 11:53:23 AM »
You really think a board with a foil could self right and begin drift quickly? I'd have thought the foil would be like a water anchor.

Maybe at speed one doesn't want a leash in a crash?

Someone mentioned Kai took off alone.

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2016, 12:09:51 PM »
A. He was by himself--often is.

B. You apparently haven't seen Kai swim. He wouldn't lose his board, but if he did, he'd take a beeline for the shore and be there in half an hour. Minor inconvenience for him, life-threatening for me.

C. Don't use Kai as an example, use him as an inspiration.
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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2016, 12:52:48 PM »
Here's the pic of our pal's board who broke his leash yesterday and swam in from over a mile out.  I'm all for leashes but sometimes, like yesterday's conditions, they can break.  I've had to swim a half mile to finally get my board in much lighter winds than yesterday.  And if you are swimming it's best done without any garbage on you like a PFD.  Hanging out with no movement isn't a great option.  Our pal Randy left his paddle in an attempt to sprint after his board but wind speeds were over 40.  So while he lost his good paddle as well at least he didn't have to swim with it.   A lifeguard searching for him on a jetski picked him up about a quarter mile off but he would have made it on his own.  If you're out there you should be able to do the distance swimming because it's always a potential.

A surfski paddler had literally run into his board flowing down the coast.  He couldn't drag it but called the calvary when he got in which explains the lifeguards and firetrucks I saw that were searching for him.  Anyway it was JR's beater board on loan so no great loss there but the paddle was a good V-drive.  Like I guessed the board was annihilated in the 10 foot pound off of the east coast of West Maui.

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2016, 12:59:10 PM »
I'd rather Kai was inspiring us to take safety more seriously rather than ignore risks. Now every bonehead who overestimates their own ability will think that unless you are foiling naked and on your own, you're not a man.

But he's young, and at the top of his game, and you can get away with all sorts then. When he's middle-aged and a tenacious girl called Melanoma has attached herself to him, and he's got kids who are relying on him, he'll start to feel a bit more vulnerable.

Foiling is for Kai like SUP was for Laird, I reckon. It's his chance to be known as a pioneer of sonething, and he's gonna strip off his top just like Laird and follow that path.

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Re: Kai Lenny Foil Open Ocean SUP & Prone Surfing
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2016, 02:27:22 PM »
Here is the video of Kai.

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