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The first thread had so many comments it was taking too long to load. Here's part 2.

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This video is supposed be about this guy testing this prototype foil board. Seems strange they would have such nice graphics and paint job on a proto. OTOH why would he make this up?

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This video is supposed be about this guy testing this prototype foil board. Seems strange they would have such nice graphics and paint job on a proto. OTOH why would he make this up?

This seems to be happening a lot lately .

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I'm pretty confident the protos are made in the factory and shipped out to the team riders for testing. See the "Testing with Werner" post. Just about everything is done by CAD/CAM these days, even Alex at Tillo designs the boards in software and has the blank machined. It's a lot faster and much more accurate. Werner Gnigler talks about the tolerances in the video in the post I linked. Even considering shipping, it's also probably a lot cheaper than someone handshaping and finishing the board in Europe.

Nico is the real deal. He'd look like an idiot to his sponsors if he fibbed on this one.

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Foiling a Moth on the Sea of Galilee Lol

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Source: https://youtu.be/1WxhqPCacQE?t=47

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Sea of Galilee......He's almost walking on water.....wait - you don't suppose....do you?

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Love the running start! Maybe I'll give it a try next time windsurfing.

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As with most tricks - I've done that. But not intentionally.

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From the land of baguettes. Unfortunate that the spot of water was in the center of the lens. The guy killing it on the green sail is on a Zeeko alu foil. You don't have to spend a lot to have fun.

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Oy that music is annoying 🤪

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Oy that music is annoying 🤪

Part of my wants to apologize. The other part is laughing knowing that all the aspiring foil-bros suffered through it for 3 minutes. Rites of passage: ya gotta pay your dues. ROFL

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I liked the part when they showed the 12m formula vs. 6 m foil. I kept wondering which one would run aground first.....

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I liked the part when they showed the 12m formula vs. 6 m foil. I kept wondering which one would run aground first.....

That's why I always let the other guy get ahead of me when drag racing. I'm not slower, just smarter. Biggrin

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A little inspiration for this weekend - the forecast is starting to look interesting. We expect videos of this quality from Randy soon. Yes 3

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New Fanatic 2019 foils. "Completely redesigned..." Sucks if you just bought an '18 Shok 900cm go fast wing plus 1200cm freeride wing in the Slingshot/NP Glide appearance. Multiple heads available including Powerbox (iirc). They ditched the problematic "carbon compound" fuselage and have gone to machined aluminum.

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What's better than a foil jibe? Waving hi to your friends as you exit. Shok

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I happened onto this on a random post on Seabreeze. Anything look familiar to any of you guys?

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Looks like kick n back in the background.
He is either really brave or really crazy foiling right there.

That video cant be that old, the house to the right of Kick n Back hasn't been there that long.

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Published last Aug. No, not that old. That's a recent design of his.

Not brave either which makes the other explanation much more likely. He blamed it on crab traps but I don't remember seeing many crab buoys out there.

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Published last Aug. No, not that old. That's a recent design of his.

He blamed it on crab traps but I don't remember seeing many crab buoys out there.

Which why it is the foiling version of Russian Roulette. Lol I think the point of all this was the Horue foil floats though it shouldn't have mattered there. If your foil breaks off due to running aground it probably doesn't need to float.

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That's a recent design of his.

His who?

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webguy wrote:

That's a recent design of his.

His who?

Ha! The ‘who’ is Spiralbevel, the last guy to get a thread locked on this forum for being a world class a-Hole. Enjoy (although the best of the thread is no longer available, sigh Webguy had to be the mature one) https://windsportatlanta.com/content/virus-hybrid-foil-1318

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Randy, that wasn't a Horue. I knew Horue and FRP (that ungainly foil) is no Horue. Biggrin Side note: I personally can vouch for the floating ability of the Horue foils.

MDH (Alan), the video is by Nitro's buddy - the purveyor of the foil fin. Well, it turns out the foil fin was a bit of a dead end. So, he began building foils. He and the wing sail guy then proceeded to tell everyone on the Oz forums what geniuses they were and how all the other designers (and for some reason Robbie Naish and his foil in particular) were crap. He pops in over there every few weeks like that awkward relative with no social skills at a family function.

Edit: Nitro - he wasn't the last person. He's the only person ever blocked (outside of spammers, etc).
Edit II: For the curious, click at your own risk. https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Foiling/Windsurfing-Foiling-2018?page=10 for a tasty morsel or two or three or...
Edit III: Nitro, I think there some good memories on page 2 of that thread you linked. btw, how's your book coming along. Lol

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Randy, that wasn't a Horue. I knew Horue and FRP (that ungainly foil) is no Horue. Biggrin Side note: I personally can vouch for the floating ability of the Horue foils.

MDH (Alan), the video is by Nitro's buddy - the purveyor of the foil fin. Well, it turns out the foil fin was a bit of a dead end. So, he began building foils. He and the wing sail guy then proceeded to tell everyone on the Oz forums what geniuses they were and how all the other designers (and for some reason Robbie Naish and his foil in particular) were crap. He pops in over there every few weeks like that awkward relative with no social skills at a family function.

Edit: Nitro - he wasn't the last person. He's the only person ever blocked (outside of spammers, etc).
Edit II: For the curious, click at your own risk. https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Foiling/Windsurfing-Foiling-2018?page=10 for a tasty morsel or two or three or...
Edit III: Nitro, I think there some good memories on page 2 of that thread you linked. btw, how's your book coming along. Lol

I see he is making friends all over the world! I guess it’s not just ugly Americans annoyed with his tactics. My book is done, I just need to get a picture of Spiral for the cover!

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I want a foil for my van Shok

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Randy, that wasn't a Horue.

Sorry - I got it confused because the thread I found it in was discussing the Horue floating foil.

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webguy wrote:

Randy, that wasn't a Horue.

Sorry - I got it confused because the thread I found it in was discussing the Horue floating foil.

My bad. I misunderstood you. Good

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