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Seems to me the perfect opportunity to do some Rob Rock on the board and make it into a proper foil board.

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Seems to me the perfect opportunity to do some Rob Rock on the board and make it into a proper foil board.

Do you think you can Rob Rock me a car? I need a new windsurf mobile. A family of raccoons have moved into my current one during the wind drought.

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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Flat water isn't flat water with a foil. Small sail fun in France. Since moredownhaul has a Horue, I expect him to be doing this stuff by early autumn.

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That place looks a lot like OBX. That structure at .27 looks like duck blind. I'm guessing it isn't OBX with masts that long, though. If it was every once in a while, instead of the nose jumping out of the water, it would be diving into it.

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I think it's a light house.

It's here: https://goo.gl/maps/coM3cAEHCCDU93169 just outside La Rochelle, France

a couple more vids from here

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Starboard introduces their compact boards. With the nose, it looks like they just took a hacksaw to an existing design.

on their web site

https://windsurf.star-board.com/products/foil-boards/

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New Severne FoilGlide for 2020. Four batten cambered foil sail available in 5,6, 7 m2. Similar to the Loft Skyscape and new Sailworks Flyers. Profile reminds me of the Phantoms.

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Speaking of the Flyer - looks like Bruce is out on a 2020 prototype 8.2. Rumor is that they are going to do a freerace/race model. This one has 6 battens and has a Hyperglide-like full foot.

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Dale Cook's Gorge Blowout. Alm ost 59 miles of foiling. More details: https://www.windsurfingnowmag.com/dale-cooks-new-gorge-blowout-course/

Relive 'Hood River to Cascade Locks and back!'

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Racing in San Fran. The guy who keeps spanking everyone (at least in the first couple of races that I watched) is Chris Radkowski of F4. The guy in secon is Al Mireld, also of F4. I think they are on 7.8/8.0s

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Three years of progress. Alexandre Cousin and William Huppert (French pros) in 2016 showing off their jibes. It looked amazing then.

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It'll be interesting to see where this lad will be in three years


https://www.facebook.com/hallosserie.andre/videos/3012926085401026/
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Oy, that’s a short race😳

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You just can't cheat foil death. BTW - there is a rather subtle message in this.

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I got flashbacks from having to watch a B&W Bergman film in college. I had no clue what I was watching which really sucked because I had to write a paper on it. (Wild Strawberries for the curious)

Randy (and other aspiring jibers), found this video which was better than I expected

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Your paper turned out quite well. Thanks for linking it. I will have to watch that movie. It looks really good like all of Bergman's movies.

The jibe video would have been better if it was B&W, one of the guys was wearing a black hoodie and perhaps, they were engaging in a game of chess.

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Making curvy lines on flat water

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Amazing! Foiling has come a long way in a short time.

Barrett

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I figure the next thing in foiling will be foils (or maybe just wings) specifically designed for different disciplines. I guess are already race foils, but I could see foils designed to promote jumping, freestyle, straight line speed, maybe early planing but not flying and who knows what else. Boards became very specialized a long time ago, same for sails, fins and everything else. I figure the industry mantra will be "Anything you can do with a windsurf board you can do better with a foil."

There is no off season.

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