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Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« on: February 06, 2021, 02:12:25 PM »
Welcome to the Blue Planet Show!  This long form interview with Zane Kekoa Schweitzer is the first episode of the Blue Planet show where I will interview athletes, designers and thought leaders on the cutting edge of Wing Foiling.  The interviews are recorded on Zoom with screen shared videos to go along with the conversation and will be available on our YouTube channel and as a podcast.

If you want to skip the bloody accident and start watching where we start talking about wing foiling, skip ahead to 30 minutes.

A big thank you to Zane Schweitzer for being my first guest.  For more information and to contact Zane, please visit Zane's website:
https://zaneschweitzer.com

Please let me know what you think of this new show, I will add new shows to this thread.

https://youtu.be/-9LOww3u738
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 02:49:49 PM »
Thanks for putting this together, and for being a good foil steward and including PSA's.  I was prone foiling today with a buddy who's a beginner.  As the lineup starting filling up, I had to remind him to move down from the crowds.  Nice interview learning about Zane .  Besides being an elite athlete, He seems like a cool guy.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 09:23:17 PM »
Yes, Robert I love that you’re doing this.

One interesting tech tip. My wife has been editing Zoom sessions for a non profit (Blue Endeavors! Super cool.) and she’s using Descript. Check it out as it might help you edit faster and if nothing else, you can use it to remove “um’s and ah’s” and stuff like that which can make interviews hard to listen to.

Can’t wait to check this out.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 09:56:57 AM »
Thanks for the tip surfcowboy, I used Descript to edit the audio file for posting as a podcast, made it super easy to edit out the um's.
The podcast is now also available on apple and android devices, just search for "Blue Planet Show" on the podcast app to listen to these long form interviews while driving or doing other things.

I just posted the second interview with Balz Muller, his moves are inspirational and he has been pushing the progression of the sport at an amazing pace.

https://youtu.be/k9HuU3-GLvs

Balz Müller wing foil interview- Blue Planet Show episode 2
In this second episode of the Blue Planet Show, I speak with Wing Foil expert Balz Müller at his home in Switzerland by zoom call.  Balz talks about his background, different sports, the evolution of wing foiling, competing in Brazil, technique, the future of the sport, gear and more.
The Blue Planet Show is now also available as a podcast, search for "Blue Planet Show" on your podcast app.  Questions and comments are always welcome.
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2021, 11:18:33 PM »
Great content Robert, you definittely have a subscriber.  ;).
As the equipment evolves we need more technical conversations.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 06:33:52 AM »
Thanks for doing that, Robert.  I love the Progression Project but it can get weedy. It often feels like a little brother listening in on his big brother's phone calls.  Add some folks from lower down the mountain, like an Alan Kadiz, who can discuss the early hurdles for newbies, etc.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 06:47:58 AM »
Robert, I took away two things from your Balz interview: 1) keep wing foiling simple from an equipment point-of-view and 2) a wing with a "real" boom would  help with his style of winging.  Maybe Ensis will have a boomed wing soon.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 07:20:32 AM »
I loved hearing Blatz’s windsurfing roots affecting his design choices on handles/booms. Also great to hear windows must return for safety.

Sounds like a brand I can ride and stick with long term. We think alike.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 12:50:53 PM »
Thanks for the feedback Jim, I think Alan Cadiz would be a great guest, I will contact him.
downloading the youtube videos before the interview is a good idea as well.
deja vu, agreed, keeping it simple is the way and a stiff boom allows small wrist movements to control wing better than soft handles.
Dwight, I agree that windows make it safer but they also add weight and are more sensitive to damage, so it's mixed bag.  If you wing in a crowded spot, windows are very helpful.  I find I don't really need a window as I can just bring it higher and peek under the wing.
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 12:57:51 PM »
Just finished the Zane episode today. The 2nd episode isn't coming up in my podcast feed though. I'm using "overcast" app on an iPhone.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 02:01:46 PM »
Just finished the Zane episode today. The 2nd episode isn't coming up in my podcast feed though. I'm using "overcast" app on an iPhone.
Thanks for the feedback.
I just published the Balz Muller interview to the podcast, so it should be available through your overcast app feed now.
You can also find it here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hwbni-fad423
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 02:37:02 PM »
That did it. Thanks!

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2021, 10:22:11 AM »
This is the third episode with Alan Cadiz- great history lesson, the new Duotone Slick wing, technique and more:
https://youtu.be/sLG1i2rVAg8
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2021, 05:00:05 PM »
Great interview with Allan. There's about 200 years of experience stuffed into that guy.

And yeah, Zane is an amazing guy. I've been fortunate enough to be enjoying him since he was about 14. He hasn't changed a lick. When we did the SUP board test on Maui back in 2006 or 7 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.
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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2021, 05:04:31 PM »
Great interview -- I loved the questions about the equipment Alan is using and his response -- background, people who developed the equipment, etc.

 


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