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Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:30:23 AM »


I have to assume Red Bull is getting their money's worth. I compare this to fielding four car in F1. No matter what they pay him, it's a rounding error compared to that budget.
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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 04:50:49 PM »
Do we know if on any of those crossing he stopped or did I flew all the way each time ? I think didn't stop even for M20, that is very very impressive !!!

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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 06:00:20 PM »
Man, that’s an awesome year. The NaPali race is such a staggering background for an event.

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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 09:57:35 PM »
Every year he steps up his status as GOAT waterman....from pumping a foilboard for 3 hours to schooling the big wave fraternity a few months later - incredible - great watch!

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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 11:18:36 PM »
Great video, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 10:10:46 PM »
anyone know what foil Kai is riding in that video?  How about the board - looks like maybe its a custom by Quattro?

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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 01:04:58 AM »
Amazing stuff, and he must make you weep with frustration if you one of his competitors. But his marketing people need to be a bit careful about turning him into a human meme. He’s only a fraction away from becoming a Chuck Norris-style joke. “Kai Lenny foiled over the polar ice cap wearing only a mankini” anyone?

I see he got a production credit for that film. Well, ok then Kai, we all know that you think that in order to pay your mortgage you have to sell yourself as a water-god, replete with a coterie of sycophantic minions, superhuman physical abilities, and portentous Game of Thrones-style music and editing. But please don’t become a Lance Burkhart cliche. Nor do you have to do the Gerry Lopez “mystical shaman of the seas” act either. That can come in a few years, when your powers are fading. It is possible to be a regular guy who does extraordinary things. And that is more the zeitgeist these days: Look at the popularity of Ed Sheeran.

The “mythical water-god come to earth” act seems hackneyed and almost quaint these days. Kai is so good at what he does that that he could find a more original (and humble) way to engage with his community, that would have longevity. At the moment he’s seemingly too complicit in his own myth-making. Wind it in a bit, Kai: Show some bloopers. Show us the ordinariness behind the extraordinary. Get a bit meta. Be real.


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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 03:13:14 AM »
anyone know what foil Kai is riding in that video?  How about the board - looks like maybe its a custom by Quattro?

It's an MFC foil not sure on the board. Awesome video...

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Re: Kai foiling the Hawaiian Island Chanin (most of it anyway)
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 04:33:17 PM »
anyone know what foil Kai is riding in that video?  How about the board - looks like maybe its a custom by Quattro?

Foil is a prototype and probably not the same everytime.

The board is a KT (I think it is a 5'8).