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Attempting to cross the Cook Strait by foil bike
« on: October 11, 2020, 05:19:08 PM »
Well this will be interesting:-

A Waikato company will attempt to use pedal power to cross Cook Strait.Manta5 launched the first hydrofoil back in 2017 and now they want to see the e-water bike become an endurance bike.It's been previously described very much like a plane with the propellers on the front of the wing.It also employs two carbon fibre hydrofoils similar in appearance and purpose to aerofoils used by airplanes, a similar technology that went into Team New Zealand's America's Cup yacht.

www.stuff.co.nz/national/123035351/pedal-over-the-paddle-attempting-to-cross-the-cook-strait-by-bike

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Re: Attempting to cross the Cook Strait by foil bike
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 06:22:07 PM »
26 kilometers? That's 16 miles--less than two Viento runs. Someone would be impressed by that, I suppose, but last time Jacko (Paul Jackson) was here, he and Rod Parmenter did three or four Viento runs one afternoon--with a foil and a paddle. As I recall these things have batteries, so the effort level is about the same as riding an eBike. I'm a fat old man and I've done a 100 mile ride up Mt. Hood on homebuilt e-trike. Forgive me if I'm less than impressed--will they stop for snacks? Where will they find food? Three hours to go sixteen miles? People are doing Viento runs (8.5 miles) in 35 minutes. Kai did the 32 miles of the Kaiwi channel in 2 hours and 57 minutes. Yeah, he had a tailwind but no e-paddle. Bobo Gallegher just did the 49 miles of the Alenuihaha channel with a wingfoil in 4 hours and 6 minutes. Yeah, he had a wing, but he's eleven. Kai did it a few years ago on a SUP foil, and as I recall his time was under 4 hours.

So yeah. That's exciting. 
« Last Edit: October 11, 2020, 06:47:48 PM by PonoBill »
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