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Wake didnt even look that big. Whats the trick to get the foil to dip before the wake like that?

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Dare2goBare

Unreal. ..I'm impressed!! :) and at the same time can only imagine what a crash from that

hight would feel like. I know my BF crashes can be brutal....but man, from that hight,

there got to be some serious pain. ....Still wanting to give foiling ago though!

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isellacuras

Nicely done. Congratulations!!

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bunji169

I'm dusting off the foil for the weekend after watching that. Sweet!!

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2manyhobbies

What wing setup are you flying? NICE AIR! I thought for sure it was going to be a front though :-D

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foiler1

who is that?

Edit: never mind, its Ferney

Edited by foiler1

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2manyhobbies

Is there two wings on that setup to get enough lift?

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Big Jay D

This wasn't me. I should have clarified. It was Ben Ferney out of Spokane, Wa. My PR is 60 frames.

The trick to dipping the foil before the trick is line tension and foot pressure. Using the available line tension to apply foot pressure to sink the foil. It's all explained in the "Air Technique" thread on foilforum.com.

Couple of fun facts about 60 frames per second of hang time. Height is based off of 30 frames per second film speed. So 60 frames is 2 full seconds (or real near it) of air time. Height is calculated with a fairly simple mathematical equation. 2 seconds of hang time equates to 15.6 feet if I remember right. Velocity up at its peak is a bit over 22 mph. Boat speed was 27 for the above trick. So to transfer a base speed of 27-28 to an upward speed of 22 takes a bit of skill. Now obviously velocity at the wake is more than 27 because the rider is also moving across. Pretty awesome stuff.

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Big Jay D

What wing setup are you flying? NICE AIR! I thought for sure it was going to be a front though :-D

He is running a prototype wing and an Xtreme Venom rear wing.

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Big Jay D

Unreal. ..I'm impressed!! :) and at the same time can only imagine what a crash from that

hight would feel like. I know my BF crashes can be brutal....but man, from that hight,

there got to be some serious pain. ....Still wanting to give foiling ago though!

Crashes from that height do happen. But it's pretty rare. This was in 2011. Coughing up blood afterwards.

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Dare2goBare

Crashes from that height do happen. But it's pretty rare. This was in 2011. Coughing up blood afterwards.

Ouch.....Blood....Whoaaaaa ... Hey still want to give this ago, and I'll be happy to

just ride the foil to start.

Edited by Dare2goBare

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2manyhobbies

Crashes at 26/27 hurt a lot more then the one's at 21/22, it's amazing how those few mph really make a difference.

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foiler1

on the last year of the ride last year, i was hitting it pretty hard and got lost in my invert. didnt know what direction i was in. rang my bell and thouhgt i broke a couple ribs. It can hurt but its woth the fun!

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DUKENO1

on the last year of the ride last year, i was hitting it pretty hard and got lost in my invert. didnt know what direction i was in. rang my bell and thouhgt i broke a couple ribs. It can hurt but its woth the fun!

After reading that you may still be concussed! HaHa!

Edited by DUKENO1

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Afun

That has got to be the most severe wipeout in all of water sports.....WOW

I lost my air at 10 miles an hour...I suck

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