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What AC crew do when their campaign is over. Paul Goodison's sailing skills are top notch. He's won an Olympic gold (Laser) and 2x Moth WC.

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Latest innovation from Down Under. the Boomerfoil: combination hydrofoil and boomerang

https://www.facebook.com/S80Windsurfing/videos/478981686804633/

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Major breakthrough in winging. Is it a wingsurfer or a wingchair. Or a wingpillow.

http://www.supgreenwing.eu/

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Monowings are here. No fuselage or stabilizer. Main problem I see is that he really doesn't explain very well what it does that is so great. He mainly talks about it making foiling "more interesting." Presently used for kites, but they working on it with wings.

https://www.tritonfoils.com/t1.html

https://youtu.be/zaE6DZiutks

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Randy, you didn't listen carefully enough. He said more than a few times that it will take you foiling to the "next level" - it even says it on their website. I'm not sure what the next level is, though: lingerie and women's fashions or mens wear and kitchen appliances? No matter, get this and you'll be going there!

(And with my track record, if I say anything negative about it, it will be the most popular thing around in two years.)

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Randy, you didn't listen carefully enough. He said more than a few times that it will take you foiling to the "next level" - it even says it on their website....

So, do you think this will take me to the next level? Crazy BTW - no one ever said the next level was better than the current level.

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Randy, you didn't listen carefully enough. He said more than a few times that it will take you foiling to the "next level" - it even says it on their website....

So, do you think this will take me to the next level? Crazy BTW - no one ever said the next level was better than the current level.

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Apparently, we are missing the boat (as usual). Here's another monofoil that takes you to the next level.

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This looks like mine. 3 meter single skin Peak 4 kite. (no LEI).

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Nils Rosenblad talks foil wings and the latest trends

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AWSI 2021 Show. All the stuff you will need to buy if it ever gets in stock.

Not sure where to put this, the video spend a lot of time from the start on winging and goes into pure foiling (human or wake powered) to kite foil. The radbug is a new idea for windless foiling. Also, the new whale fin inspired foilwing is shown at about 7:50. Front end loaded on wing developments.

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If the radbug gets rid of those ridiculous $70k wake boats on Lanier, I'm all for it.

According to the narrator, everything new is his favorite. Lol

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Kind of useful video on how to get back to your launch if the wind drops. I've never tried the upwind suggestions, but I have used the downwind technique can say they work. My question about the upwind technique is whether it would work as well on a bigger board (though it seems like it would.)

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Thanks, seems like good advice. I got a wing, just need to get a wing board. I'll try renting on our Oct. OBX trip.

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The next big thing is almost here. Not just for wingfoil, but seems applicable to all of foiling. Arguably, (if it works) it takes some of the skill element out of foiling, but then most airplanes have come with autopilots for decades.

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I'd been a pessimist although having someone like Tillier on board (he was one of the first truly skilled windfoilers) is a boost to their crediblity.

I'd originally been under the impression that it was adjusting the stab - it makes a lot more sense that it's adjusting the amount of lift produced so the adjustments aren't as violent. And, it looks like it can be programmed for different conditions - ie boat chop Saturday Lanier mode vs velvet smooth Tuesday Lanier mode. It may be technology like this that make speeds much faster than 40 kts possible as well as improving up/down performance.

I would have though that price would be an issue but I imagine that it will be a lot like cycling. You can still get a bike for a few hundred bucks at Costco with mechanical shifters and brakes while you can spend $4-10k on a bike with electronic shifting and hydraulic discs. Both will get you down the Silver Comet but obviously the audiences are different and if you are the pointy end of competition, you'll be on the latter or the higher levels of mechanical gear.

Call me intrigued at this point. It's coming - like it or not - but we'll be having a lot of fun on our fixed foils in the meantime. Yes 3

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I don't see the price being that high for a long time. The technology involved (while complicated by WS standards) seems pretty mundane. The orientation sensing is somethings cell phones have done effectively for years. Moving the "flaps" seems like it wouldn't be much more complicated than RC sailboats. I'm probably oversimplifying it, but it seems like the needed chips, etc are already out there somewhere. It would depend on whether these are sold in high enough volumes though.

BTW I saw a pair of RC sailboats in the last week or so off of the sailing club across from Galts.

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