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Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« on: June 03, 2017, 08:07:45 AM »
Funny day on the bay in May.  I hope you enjoy  ;D

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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 08:53:49 AM »
Nice mellow day AND one gets from the video a really good sense of the reality of learning to foil.
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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 09:54:33 AM »
Clay, thanks for documenting your progress. Later this month I will get to Maui to begin my SUP foiling journey. Can't wait!

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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 10:36:51 AM »
Great videos Clay. It looks like you guys are having so much fun on the boat, that the foil attempts are just one of the amusements. I love that! You should bring some fishing poles next time. I can't help noticing that the speed that you are being towed at in most of your videos is right at the threshold of the getting lift. I imagine that (because I've never foiled) if you increase the speed, you might increase the stability of the foil? Kind of like trying to ride a bicycle super slow. You wobble.   

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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 10:46:00 AM »
Heh heh!  I've got flying down except for the perpetually landing part.
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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 11:38:25 AM »
Awesome video! 

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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 10:38:41 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback!  FUN, all of it.  One of the things I love most about surfing is there is always something new, even for someone like Laird who has done it all...

Here is the extended version of this boat session:
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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 11:07:29 AM »
nice one, a couple more knots boat speed and you will be surfing no worries! we spent hours trying to get it at 7kts, went to 9kts and got it first try

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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 12:51:06 PM »
nice one, a couple more knots boat speed and you will be surfing no worries! we spent hours trying to get it at 7kts, went to 9kts and got it first try

Thanks, I appreciate the tip.

Were you able to wakefoilsurf on your 13 foot board?  Or was the smaller board a necessity?  What boat were you riding the wake of, the inflatable??
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Re: Foil Surfing - I Believe I Can Fly? - Video
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 03:50:56 PM »
i havent tried on the 13fter yet, it had a leak and has been drying out for a few months now. we're using a 10 metre launch, maybe 7 tons worth