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itznowonder

wake foil.... WHAT?

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CumminsBu

Going to be some wicked scares!

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coldwater-echelon

That price is dirt cheap, look at the price for a new SkySki.

They have been foil surfing ocean waves for a while now, it is just new to do it behind a boat.

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martinarcher

That is cheap compared to a standard foil but you also don't have the tower or seat and the t-bar is a lot shorter.  Being strapped to a foil doesn't scare me since the foil is on the opposite end as my head/body which keeps me from tangling with the business end of it but that thing could result in some pretty scary crashes.  I know I wouldn't even want my legs falling across the foil let alone my head!!

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coldwater-echelon
4 minutes ago, martinarcher said:

That is cheap compared to a standard foil but you also don't have the tower or seat and the t-bar is a lot shorter.  Being strapped to a foil doesn't scare me since the foil is on the opposite end as my head/body which keeps me from tangling with the business end of it but that thing could result in some pretty scary crashes.  I know I wouldn't even want my legs falling across the foil let alone my head!!

maybe a rider could wear one of those metal chain link shark proof suits to protect themselves from foil attacks.

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martinarcher

:rofl:  ....and a really buoyant vest! 

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Bill_AirJunky
1 hour ago, coldwater-echelon said:

That price is dirt cheap, look at the price for a new SkySki.

They have been foil surfing ocean waves for a while now, it is just new to do it behind a boat.

It's not new behind the boat at all. The original patents are from the mid 1960s. I have one of those old foils if you ever want to ride it.

I've seen the new Slingshot. Not too crazy about riding it unattached. A basic crash will be pretty easy. But if you ever hit the thing, it's definitely going to leave a mark.

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RyanB

My dealer was showing me those the last time I was in.  I am intrigued but also very concerned about the safety as others have mentioned.

The other thing I think will be a pain is it seems you will have to remove the T-bar and wings every time you bring it back in the boat.  The board I saw is too wide to fit in a standard rack.

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Big Jay D

Just flip it over and strap it to the Bimini. 

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RyanB

I already have two boards on top of my Bimini.  And I think you still would want to take the Tbar off if you did that.

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Big Jay D

What is the tbar made of? 

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jammer

I believe it is stainless steel.  The fins of the foil are coated with a rubber compound so it probably doesn't cut quite as easily as a skyski or airchair.  I was told by a salesperson who had ridden one that the only drawback in his experience was that after a fall, the wakefoil continues to travel a bit through the water -- he said he actually got tired of having to "swim it down" while the boat returned to pick him up.

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Bill_AirJunky
On 1/2/2017 at 3:12 PM, RyanB said:

The other thing I think will be a pain is it seems you will have to remove the T-bar and wings every time you bring it back in the boat.  The board I saw is too wide to fit in a standard rack.

Give it a little time & if it ends up being successful, there will be tons of racks available to fit it. Just like all the other foil racks out there.

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granddaddy55
7 hours ago, Bill_AirJunky said:

Give it a little time & if it ends up being successful, there will be tons of racks available to fit it. Just like all the other foil racks out there.

We put sky skis in surf/wake combo forks racks upside down, I have a surf only fork on one , so should be able to load like sky ski, unattached to your feet and this is a death trap, the better I got at surfing the more the board and its fins bit me!  Wife had a nasty

hit with the surf board and some board damage and one of fins scraped her in impact and she bled.  Toughed it out and got back up.  if I get her really her hurt I ruin a very good thing we have going where she considers it her thing as much as mine 

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skylerchamblee

Going to demo behind x46 on 4-1-17.... can't wait

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Vettesetter

I have one of these on order (only way I can afford a foilboard $599!!!)

 http://www.realwatersports.com/2016-liquid-force-foil-fish-foil-package

Going to bolt it to a small wakesurf board I'm too fat to ride anymore

 

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Vettesetter

 

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hethj7

I really would love to try this!

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Vettesetter

Heres's the review on it

 

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Chia

I want one, but in the other hand I don't want to die due to a fall.

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Vettesetter

It's called "FOILFACE" or "FOILHEAD" and you don't have to die from it.

The chicks will dig it:salute:

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formulaben

OH WOW!

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Bill_AirJunky
1 hour ago, formulaben said:

OH WOW!

I know, right!?

Would you have continued to ride if you knew that was the risk? I'm told it's not uncommon with the guys who ride with no bindings. I KNOW it happens when we break a foil & get hit by it. The billet foils made now days are a lot stronger than the old cast bars years ago. I can't imagine how bad it'll be if someone breaks a carbon fiber foil & gets hit by it! :Doh:

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formulaben

Looks cool, but I think I'll pass :)

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