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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:30:44 AM »
Looks like new construction has same carbon construction, lighter core and high polish too.
Ooohh...look how shiny. Purrty...although I just wish they'd leave 'em carbon or black, and call it good...light blue and red clash with my orange, and yellow boards.  :)

Foil SUP / Re: Dave Kalama leading the youngsters in olu'kai?
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:04:39 AM »
That was a joke there PB....that's what the "wink" and the big "grin" were there for.


(Yes, that's another attempt at apparently poor humor as well... :D)

Foil SUP / Re: Dave Kalama leading the youngsters in olu'kai?
« on: June 13, 2019, 08:57:46 AM »
What a nice guy and great dad to stop paddling so his son, and his young buddies can zoom on by to "win" the race. What dads will do for their kids to make their kids feel good about themselves. Dad had his days, now it's son's turn.   ;) ;D

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: June 04, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »
From a trip up north
Nice video Hilly. It's amazing though, what perspective does. I'm sure there are a lot of people that would look at your video and think "dinky little waves, and he's just going back and forth on them, lame." I look at it and my pulse pounds and my jones for foiling kicks to ten.
Yes, agree with all of that - Nice vid Hilly, enjoyed it!! - and especially how slow things seem to be happening there...when you know that when you're the one actually standing on the board, things seem to be amplified 10-fold all the way around. :o ;D

General Discussion / Re: Best thing I saw today.
« on: June 03, 2019, 07:33:22 PM »
i was referring to the video...
Me too, I mean, what is that ref blind  ;D

cause there's a lot to guess about in the world--
Hey, you did ask me to respond first, to the hypothetical, and I gave you my honest "guess".  So, how do you think it would have gone if they had a chance meeting back in the day?
;D ;D

Gear Talk / Re: Lahui Kai fire sale
« on: June 03, 2019, 04:50:33 PM »
Guess it all depends on what you're looking to use it for. I bought a 14' Manta three years ago because the used carbon Hobie I had bought several months earlier, would flex so stinking much it felt as though I was going up and down further than I was going forward.

The Manta fit the bill as an inexpensive, decently made, wide tailed 14' "race" shaped board for some recreational distance paddling and small wave surfing that kept me on the water on days when my other much smaller boards were just about useless for most things to do out there.

Since most of my time is spent in the surf, and I never planned on competing on a 14er...the Manta was perfect all things considered (namely the price, which luckily was even less than advertised now) since I knew it would spend much more time on the racks than on the water, and I couldn't find anything used as nice for the price of the Manta brand new.

General Discussion / Re: Best thing I saw today.
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:09:23 AM »
Good golly, you guys live in a cave or something?  ;) ;D

General Discussion / Re: buying a used foil
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:07:10 AM »
I don't want to start a Flame war with the GoFoil faithful I'm just saying there are options.
I'm sort of one of those "GoFoil faithful" simply because I've had nothing but great success with their products (both in performance and especially durability) for the past year+ of very regular use now. But that said, hard to argue with some of the points you bring up (incapability of upgrading components as I've groused about previously), and as is being talked about in the "Starting over" thread...there are now several other really good choices out there besides GF.

Gear Talk / Re: Bluetooth ear buds for paddling
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:12:39 AM »
I will second jabra elite 65t - truly impressive sound. Or if you are ok with 250 price tag - new Powerbeats pro.
I wasn't even digging the $190 price tag of the jabra (assuming you need the "active" around the water). For earbuds? Zoinks... :o

Any idea how long the jabra elite 65t's will last before they need re-charging? And just to clarify, I'm thinking of uses other than on the water.
It says "Power your music, calls and fitness tracking throughout the day with up to 5 hours battery life, and a total 15 hours with the included charging case" in the above Amazon link...whatever that means wrt the using "charging case" somehow.

Foil SUP / Re: Dynamics of catching a wave
« on: June 03, 2019, 09:55:59 AM »
my problem now is turning and how do you turn the foil?
Only through trial and many errors have I found that turning a foil is all about commitment. I only started getting proficient at it when I decided to just "go for it" and try to turn it aggressively...and was pleasantly surprised that the harder you turn it (off the nose...don't try to back foot, surf turn it) the easier it was to be able to stay up and fly it back out of the turn. Rather than baby my way into the turn then either lose too much speed to fly it out, or over foil it out of the turn trying to get it back up, and sail right out of it onto my back.  :o

Being aggressive with the turn allows you to fly high(er) into it, and then turn with both feet (note: I'm on an Anglefoil so it's a tad different than a straight mast somewhat), nose the board slightly down to account for the added speed I'll gain in the turn, and then let the foil/wave to the rest as it will continue to fly me out the other way, and it's then all about controlling the speed, and height of the foil/board back out from there.   ;) ;D

General Discussion / Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:56:05 AM »
Cold(er) water Noob question here:

What do people recommend wearing to SUP surf where the water is around ~65 degs and the air is 65-70?
Really? That's boardshorts weather conditions as far as I'm concerned. But being in SoCal maybe our 65O is a little warmer than elsewhere...cuz I can't remember the last time I was in a full suit. 

When it gets "cold" I'm either wearing sleeves and boardshorts, or a short sleeve spring suit....good incentive not to fall in.  ;D

EDIT: But as creek said, "Each person it is different" just wear what's comfortable to YOU!

Foil SUP / Re: Tail shim vs mast position in tracks
« on: June 02, 2019, 10:59:58 AM »
I don't know...since I ride a Go Foil that's not adjustable w/o just shimming the baseplate that's done on occasion to level the foil/fuselage to the deck to make everything fly more level in the air, instead of looking like they're do a wheelie down the line the whole time.

Had some friends fiddling with the Naish adjustable tail early on...but that just seemed to just another added component and delay in them eventually finding the right setup after way too much tinkering. Not sure if that played into it, but all eventually went to the Go Foil, stopped messing with it, and called it good.

JMO having never had one, but seeing my friends frustrated by them...I see it more as a gimmick than actual necessity. But again, that's speaking from just outside observation, and not from any actual experience with one. So I hope someone can give you a much more informed and better answer than that. Good luck...

Foil SUP / Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« on: June 01, 2019, 09:47:38 AM »
Daum d Daum Daum?
Hey!...had to go back, and re-listen...but now that you mention it...hmmm.  :D

I'll have to go snoop around his boards next time I see him, because...if you ever saw his coffee can full of rusted nuts, bolts, washers, screws, spacers, paperclips, bobby-pins and whatever other assorted "mounting hardware"...he'd be one of the last you'd expect to have those "purity" nuts & bolt on one of his (personal) boards. LOL!!  ;D ;D

I would not have wanted to try to learn to foil in the surf on a 10'x30.5" board. It just seems to me that all that added length just adds to the leverage problems you face in the learning process of leveraging the board to just the right angle to get it to lift off the water, but not so much that you immediately fly it right out of the water with just a tad too much angle...that the difference between the two seems almost negligible in the beginning learning process.

Just for comparison (and yes, everyone's different), I started on a 221x72cm 110 l the time (14 months ago) I weighed 93 kg and was 58 years old. I might have wanted a slightly wider board at the time (74cm), but I never really felt the board was too short...having come from a 235x76cm 119 l Corran SUP which always felt really stable in most all conditions out there (that I almost put boxes in to learn on, but was afraid the construction, age, and condition of the board was taking a big, unwarranted chance in doing so).

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