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hydrofoiling : the sketchyiest thing ever
« on: August 19, 2017, 08:32:53 PM »
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  • just did it for the first time tonight and let me tell you IT IS SKETCHY!!! . had a Naish foil set up on a nuggety 7'7 sup and used the boat for speed. board has footstraps. only needed about 10 knots to get lift but its tricky because you need to be dialed in laterally as well as front and back. and if you do fall, the thing almost always flips leavng you landing right onop of it ( metal and sharp ) almost lost a kneecap and friend cut open shoulder. if you arent super advanced either wakeboarrding or surfing i deff dont reccomend it. i know the pros make it look easy but let me tell you its not

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    Re: hydrofoiling : the sketchyiest thing ever
    « Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 09:02:49 PM »
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  • just did it for the first time tonight and let me tell you IT IS SKETCHY!!! . had a Naish foil set up on a nuggety 7'7 sup and used the boat for speed. board has footstraps. only needed about 10 knots to get lift but its tricky because you need to be dialed in laterally as well as front and back. and if you do fall, the thing almost always flips leavng you landing right onop of it ( metal and sharp ) almost lost a kneecap and friend cut open shoulder. if you arent super advanced either wakeboarrding or surfing i deff dont reccomend it. i know the pros make it look easy but let me tell you its not


    Yikes! Thanks for the heads up. FWIW, you're right, the pros do make it look easy, but I suspected otherwise!
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    Re: hydrofoiling : the sketchyiest thing ever
    « Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 09:14:51 PM »
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    Re: hydrofoiling : the sketchyiest thing ever
    « Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 04:45:00 PM »
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    Re: hydrofoiling : the sketchyiest thing ever
    « Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 11:30:57 AM »
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  • I've done it behind a boat in a lake on an old school hydrofoil chair.  When you went too high the foil came out of the water and you were completely effed.  Strapped into a heavy chair with life vest barely keeping you afloat.  Big clunky aluminum foil.

    Got that hang of it after a little while and it was fun, but never had the urge to do it again.