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joe_windsurfxxx



Joined: 29 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

quite a few "things" of interest

- the foil looks like an aeroplane with the wing tip bent
- it can hydrofoil even when used as a SUP
- as AHD explains it is about light wind more than high speed

in the first video presented by hilton08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7-CCKEDyYw
all the windsurfers in the video were schlogging
in the description they talk about winds under 10 knots
"wind 5 to 7 knots
110 liters & 7m sail"
personally i have NEVER planed under 10 knots
and 110 liters with 7-oh is used in about 20 knot winds !!!
and so , perhaps these "things" are more amazing than interesting Smile
to me that is Very Happy
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dcharlton



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure beats waiting on the shore for the winds to pick up while watching liters have all the fun!
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bred2shred



Joined: 02 May 2000
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Location: Jersey Shore

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joe_windsurfxxx wrote:

in the first video presented by hilton08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7-CCKEDyYw
all the windsurfers in the video were schlogging


Doesn't really mean a whole lot. We don't know what size gear the other sailors were on or what their skill level is. The guy on the foil board is clearly a skilled sailor. A decent sailor on formula gear can easily plane in under 10 MPH breeze. It would be much more interesting to see the foil board go head to head against a formula board, each board having sailors of equal skill and comparing the ability to get on plane/foil, go upwind, downwind, and max speeds.

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zirtaeb



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems...
F-76 denotes a pretty good sailor.
Everyone else except the kid is a rec intermediate at best.
Most any body of water, the best sailor is the only one planing or the fastest in the water.
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