Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto control

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Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto control

Edit: sorry, somehow this bit got cut: this is just my preference. Not saying one thing or another is objectively better. If an efoil gets you on the water or an auto transmission makes driving pleasureable, I'm happy for you. Yes 3

Having spent lots of kms in Greece this summer driving a 6 speed manual transmission rental car, this article spoke to me: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/08/stick-shift-manual-transmission-cars/671078/

"But the manual transmission’s chief appeal derives from the feeling it imparts to the driver: a sense, whether real or imagined, that he or she is in control. According to the business consultant turned motorcycle repairman turned best-selling author Matthew Crawford, attending to that sense is not just an affectation. Humans develop tools that assist in locomotion, such as domesticated horses and carriages and bicycles and cars—and then extend their awareness to those tools. The driver “becomes one” with the machine, as we say. In his 2020 book, Why We Drive, Crawford argues that a device becomes a prosthetic. The rider fuses with the horse. To move the tool is to move the self."

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Re: Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto...

If I could afford an e-foil, I'd get one to ride on those windless days.... #yolo

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Re: Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto...

These are cheaper. A boost I'll take. Biggrin

Just published.

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Radiculo don't need no motor Shok

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Re: Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto...

I really want to try one of those!

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Re: Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto...

From Chesapeake Wind and Wing Foil FB group Lol (E-foils are... full-figured)

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Re: Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto...
webguy wrote:

These are cheaper. A boost I'll take.

In that case, this may interest you. I believe this was the original version of the Foil Drive which is still available.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: Why I can't get excited about efoils and foils with auto...

Thanks, Randy. Looking through the Fall Classic NOR right now looking for loopholes in the regs. Lol

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