How do you buff these out of your stab?

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How do you buff these out of your stab?

I think we've covered scratches before but teeth?

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I live and wakefoil on the Atlantic coast of Florida (united states), near Melbourne beach. Last week a friend was kiting, scared something in the water that caused him to wipeout. He said he did not hit it directly (although he has ran into sharks before head-on) but fell and quickly got his board back and launched the kite again. When he finished his session he saw and picked out many teeth from his tail wing!! Told his he needs to switch from Moses to Armstrong for the anti-shark stripes 🙂
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Re: How do you buff these out of your stab?

Whoa!!

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I could see that stab looking like a fish and it is about the right size. Might be a good idea to use orange wings and stabs.

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Poor shark. That can't taste good. I imagine it's like taking that first sip when you order unsweet iced tea and get sweet tea instead.

Randy, I never knew that sharks avoid orange. That's good to know. Armie Armstrong has said that their black-and-white stripe pattern is meant to deter sharks. Apparently there has been some research showing that the stripe pattern is effective. If I remember correctly, the theory is that sharks leave objects alone when they have that kind of stripe pattern because they can't tell if it's one object or multiple objects.

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I don't know if they do or not, I just thought it wouldn't look as much like a fish.

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Re: How do you buff these out of your stab?
Randy wrote:

I don't know if they do or not, I just thought it wouldn't look as much like a fish.

Ah, that makes sense. Sharks seem to get bitey with foils on a somewhat regular basis. I wonder if Armstrong-style stripes and "not a fish" colors will become the industry standard.

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Sometimes your foil buys you dinner

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This weekends accidental kite foil fishing catch of a 19.5 lb 36" long salmon at Sherman Island in the Sacramento river. Certainly has to be one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me kiting.

I was about a 3/4 of a mile upwind from the Sherman Island launch kiting on my 6m Ocean Rodeo kite and Spotz hydrofoil when I hit something with the foil and went flying off the board. I was in the middle of the channel and am used to occasionally hitting fish, logs, seaweed etc on the foil so I didn't think much of it but knew it wasn't a sandbar. Got back up on my foil and about 20 feet back near where I had just crashed I saw a large fish that was stunned and flopping around. Similar to like when I have run into striped bass in the bay. I went to try to pick it up and then I realized that it was a giant salmon. It was hit pretty hard and was def dying.

It was so slippery that the only way to hold it was to put my hand thru the gills while grabbing onto my kite bar. The teeth were tearing into my skin and I was starting to bleed also.

Foiling downwind while holding onto a swinging slimy 20lb weight while foiling resulted in several more good wipeouts but I managed to make it most of the way back. In the process of trying to foil in with it near the shore I crashed my kite in the reeds and had to relaunch it out of the reeds while still holding onto the fish.

Finally made it back to the beach and with everyone helping to carry it back to the parking lot got it put on ice in a tub. BTW... whomever's keg bucket I ended up with I need to get it back to you... with some fresh salmon Thanks!!

source: http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?4595-The-Foiling-Fisherman-Part-Duece

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I've tried for too long to find the source video but here's her insta: https://www.instagram.com/cristinazenato/

https://www.facebook.com/thedodosite/videos/420641189361768/

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