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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2017, 08:42:17 AM »
Great footage of DK at Kanaha, well done.  Dave really looks comfortable on it and I think he just started using it recently. 
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2017, 09:38:51 AM »
It must have gotten crowded at Kanaha because later in the morning he came to the harbor when I was riding bumps on the surfski.  Pretty cool.  His foil looked very maneuverable compared to another out there with the downwind 'Maliko' version.  I think Dave had the 'Kai' version.  He told me the apparatus underneath made a small board fairly stable for paddling out.  It's when you get lift that the pitch sensitivity starts.  I watched and was interested.

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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2017, 10:12:26 AM »
Funny: I wasn't interested in foiling when I watched Kai, Zane etc do it. But now I've seen Dave Kalama do it, I want to have a go 😀

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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2017, 10:38:54 AM »
^^Wow. Amazing how much glide he maintains even way out in front of the wave with no push. Nice vid.


Yah, was nuts how far out on the shoulder he could go and come back.
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2017, 10:39:45 AM »
Great footage of DK at Kanaha, well done.  Dave really looks comfortable on it and I think he just started using it recently.

Yes, been a few weeks now.  He's diggin it.
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2017, 01:52:55 PM »
Funny: I wasn't interested in foiling when I watched Kai, Zane etc do it. But now I've seen Dave Kalama do it, I want to have a go 😀

Me too. Watching Kai do it is like watching a Space Alien do it--not human. Watching Dave and Sam Pae do it I can relate to. Yes, Sam is a much better surfer than I am, and Dave is in a totally different category, but still, they are both guys that are physically sort of almost similar to me. 
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2017, 07:06:28 PM »
^^Ditto. Watching a water god like Kai or Robby pull something off is immensely entertaining, but not necessarily inspiring for us mere mortals. Seeing a regular dude (albeit a skilled one) doing (whatever the thing is) is what inspires me to think, "I can do that." And go out and give it a try. The water gods push the limits => The skilled mortals pick it up => The rest of us monkeys pick it up and start playing.  ;D

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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2017, 07:26:45 AM »
Kalama is so dreamy..
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2017, 10:11:58 PM »
Awesome thread, loving the posts. 

Thanks for sharing the videos, inspiring to see bigger older guys making foiling look fun and easy.
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2017, 10:29:37 PM »
Is it just me or does that Jimmy Lewis foil board look like the thinnest SUP I have seen?
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2017, 04:00:04 AM »
I guess we have to remember that in 2014 Laird was doing this...



but back to Foil SUPS and here are two more vids that are full of interesting bits...



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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2017, 04:13:00 AM »
In the beginning, watching super humans and kids do it was not convincing.

Then seeing guys do it in chest high waves, I'd love to surf without a foil...not convincing either.

But this high tide mush being surfed by older guys has me sold me on it.

Now to just wait on the $895 version, like we have in kiting now. Maybe another year and we'll get to $895.

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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2017, 12:35:09 PM »
But this high tide mush being surfed by older guys has me sold me on it.

I agree.  Surf foiling seemed more novelty than practical.

There are tons of spots near me that at high tide become unsurfable or there is so much backwash/rebound off the shore that balancing is no fun. 

I'm now wondering how the foil rides or cuts through the kind of surf where the incoming wave is hit with an outgoing wave?
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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2017, 01:04:27 PM »
Here is a new foil I found on the net: Takuma Concept

https://www.facebook.com/TakumaConcept/

Aluminum. Sure to be cheaper than the Go-Foil for those interested.

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Re: Is GoFoil the Only Option?
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2017, 02:00:14 PM »
The Kite foils are all ready coming out of the back door of china factories, you can already buy the sling shot one for $200-300 on alibaba it won't take long before they are copying the naish and go foil!

 


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