Alex Morales (Tillo) on foils and Miami races

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Alex Morales (Tillo) on foils and Miami races

I can't believe I missed this via Dimitris's (zaosan) blog https://hitthewave.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/windsurfing-miami/
(Alex was my source for my foil)

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Alex, on his Facebook page, says wind was 6-10. Riding Avanti 8.4.

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I guess he's not as good as Robby. Robby can foil one handed in light wind in a 4.7 wasn't it?

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I guess he's not as good as Robby. Robby can foil one handed in light wind in a 4.7 wasn't it?

Robby is our Chuck Norris. He once planed with the sail mounted to the back of a polar bear, I heard. Robby doesn't wait for wind. He stares intently at the horizon and the gods deliver. Robby doesn't need a harness - the boom grabs to him. Robby doesn't waterstart - dolphins swim under him and nudge him back on the board.

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He is the most interesting windsurfer in the world.

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hmm... Shok

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Meanwhile, the Moreno Twins are getting close to 40... http://www.windsurf.co.uk/moreno-twins-interview/

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Nice video. Thanks for posting. Glad to see they are still at or near the top of the sport.

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I feel like I'm late to the party

First RS:One Convertible European champions crowned in Penmarch https://www.surfertoday.com/windsurfing/13779-first-rs-one-convertible-european-champions-crowned-in-penmarch

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Farrah Hall (USA) was second place in women!

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So who won - Big Foot or Grave Digger?

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Video of Grave Digger Wink

Edit: found more. I think it's Big Foot here:

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Is it just me, or do most of these foiling videos show folks sailing in a straight line? How easy is it to turn using a foil?

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Is it just me, or do most of these foiling videos show folks sailing in a straight line? How easy is it to turn using a foil?

They are racing so more likely to go in a straight line in action shots.

How easy is it to turn? From my perspective, I have another jibe mountain to climb. Supposedly, it's supposed to be not that much different but I'm not on that part of the curve so I can't say. The pros do a full foiling jibe - but, they're pros, aren't they?

Kites, however, make it look easy. It's fun watching a kiter just do little figure eights on a foil.

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It's pretty easy! It's like, uh ... falling off a log Shok

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If they were smart they would make them bi-directional. Then turning would be easy.

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It's pretty easy! It's like, uh ... falling off a log Shok

I beg to differ. More like a 3 foot tall stump. That's running through the forest. Biggrin

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If they were smart they would make them bi-directional. Then turning would be easy.

I think the kids call it "directionally fluid" these days.

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Or perhaps "directional neutral".

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Turning is just like on a shortboard only being way up yonder, it feels weird. Like this, but without a purse:

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Or perhaps "directional neutral".

I think of this when talking about "directionally neutral" (but without the purse):

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Lots of jibes and a French lesson!

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That is one good looking foil - very well thought out. In case anyone is tempted

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949,00 € tax incl.
FREERIDE / PERFORMANCE FOIL
UPGRADABLE FRONT WING AND VERTICAL FIN
AVAILABLE WITH TUTTLE / DEEP TUTTLE OR KF BOX ADAPTER

Due to massive orders, we are not able anymore to take any other orders. Stay tuned on this product for another possible delivery date that we will update next week. Thanks for your comprehension

Too bad the dollar has lost 10% against the euro in the last 6 months. For some reason, I think those vertical tail fins will show up more on race foils.

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Re: Alex Morales (Tillo) on foils and Miami races

Pic from Alex of windfoil board under construction:

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Renders from Alex:

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Jibes & loops! Shok

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I feel better about myself around 2:02

Lots of jibes for windlord

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Re: Alex Morales (Tillo) on foils and Miami races

Manta has a neat and affordable multi-use foil and an inflatable board

https://www.mantafoils.com/

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Re: Alex Morales (Tillo) on foils and Miami races

Eleven of the top sixteen were on foils.

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Weed foil?

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via: https://twitter.com/usa4/status/882050604826206211

CV, any mention of the size sails they were running? I think that Steve Sylvester has a lot of input into the boards Alex is building. From USA4's blog, Xavier is the big dog in local racing out there.

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What happened to Vesper (15th)? He was 2nd in race 1 followed by a DNF and two DNCs.

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SF Bay Challenge - winds 25-30. Steve Bodner was doing it on a 9m kite. The kites smoked this year with the winner, Nico Parlier, cutting off 15 min from the previous record.

https://stevebodner.blogspot.com/2017/08/day-2-3-hydrofoil-pro-tour-all-good.html

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Re: Alex Morales (Tillo) on foils and Miami races

Another take on foiling: Windsup foiling https://reefwarriors.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/windsurfing-wave-foiling/

The foil he uses: https://gofoil.com/product/maliko-foil-with-tuttle-box-plus-shipping/ This is supposed to get a big guy up at 4-8 mph board speed. If I win the lottery, I'm going to buy one of these or the big Mako. It's not my first choice as that big wing would be draggy and a PITA in high winds but I'd love to explore the low wind side of things.

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Interesting take on racing on a foil. Short version: Foil with 9.0 is faster around race course than Formula with 12.5 - like, a lot. Shok

For the foil-inclined, a lot of good stuff on Starboard foils, racing, board width, etc. Crappy sound because of the wind but worthwhile.

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