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flkiter

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The future of board design?
« on: June 14, 2019, 08:53:09 AM »
After seeing the one minute pump challenges with the new wing designs coming out, I'm wondering is anyone working on a sup that can easily pop up onto foil? I think the future will be the ability to get on foil before even having the wave or swell.

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Re: The future of board design?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 10:14:34 AM »
Calling it here: Tuttle boxes will fall out of favor because the next generation of foil SUPs will be so thick no one can find bolts that will work.

Takuma has a 112L 5'9 foil SUP in production, rumor is that Blue Planet's next run of foil boards will have boards that length with even more volume than that. Custom Jimmy Lewis and Dave Kalama boards are probably already there. I'm not sure it will ever be 'easy'. The harder part I think will be that the kind of foil that you can fly from a standstill isn't going to be the kind you want to ride waves of any size on.