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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2021, 07:29:33 PM »
Zane was the first guy into the water and ran flat out, all day long. He'd come up, fill out the review paperwork as fast as humanly possible, grab another board and run flat out into the water. At 14 he was polite to everyone, respectful of everyone, nice to everyone, always helpful. Hasn't changed.
No he hasn't. He was at Sano a couple three years ago, and was the most stoked, charismatic, and friendliest guy on the beach. It was like you'd known him of years on the first greeting, and he treated all like he'd known them for years, and was best friends with everyone. For someone I consider a professional athlete, he didn't exhibit one once of "I'm better or more special than everyone" like so many
pro athletes can do. Incredible young man.

Kai Lenny was another one just like Zane when he passed through Sano several months before Zane...two of the nicest, most down to earth guys you'd ever meet. Their parents (and community) raised them right. More parents and kids nowadays could/should take lessons from those families. 
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #16 on: Today at 09:48:12 AM »
Robert -- you discussed with Alan one of the main issues some have had with the Echo, that being the tendency of the Echo, when in the water to sink at the rear.  There is a simple and inexpensive solution to this issue.  Purchase a pool noodle and cut off 6 to 10 inches and slide it over the rear (the extension) of the boom.  This will provide enough flotation at the rear of the wing to eliminate the problem.  The 6 to 10" of poole noodle will be very stiff on the boom due to the small hole down its centre and this will keep it from sliding around on the boom's extension.  You just need to pull the boom's extension out of the main part of the boom and slide the noodle over the extension and then attach the draft line before sliding the extension back into the main part of the boom -- adds about 10 to 15 seconds to the process.  To remove the draft line you once again pull the extension out of the boom (leave the noodle on the extension).  By adding the a section of the poole noodle to the boom you are in essence adding a mini centre strut to the boom.
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #17 on: Today at 10:26:41 AM »
Robert -- you discussed with Alan one of the main issues some have had with the Echo, that being the tendency of the Echo, when in the water to sink at the rear.  There is a simple and inexpensive solution to this issue.  Purchase a pool noodle and cut off 6 to 10 inches and slide it over the rear (the extension) of the boom.  This will provide enough flotation at the rear of the wing to eliminate the problem.  The 6 to 10" of poole noodle will be very stiff on the boom due to the small hole down its centre and this will keep it from sliding around on the boom's extension.  You just need to pull the boom's extension out of the main part of the boom and slide the noodle over the extension and then attach the draft line before sliding the extension back into the main part of the boom -- adds about 10 to 15 seconds to the process.  To remove the draft line you once again pull the extension out of the boom (leave the noodle on the extension).  By adding the a section of the poole noodle to the boom you are in essence adding a mini centre strut to the boom.
That's a great tip, thank you!
Robert Stehlik
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