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Old 20-08-2018, 11:15   #1
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This looks like a great way to get around, but not in a tight anchorage.
It takes foiling to a whole new level.






https://liftfoils.com/efoil/
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True performance art.
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Old 20-08-2018, 12:27   #3
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yep.. I've had my eye on them for some time.. and I'll have one when the price comes down..
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Wonder how it'd go in rougher water?
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lots of videos out there.. one was in a reasonable chop.. looked like it went pretty good
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Looks like a lot of fun. That was the Miami River he was playing in.
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Only 12,000 US dollars plus taxes. LOL
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Old 21-08-2018, 10:26   #8
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Wonder how it'd go in rougher water?


Probably really well. There is a guy in my harbor right now kite boarding on a foiling board at like 60 mph in a 2’ chop and the board is dead level. Doesn’t even look real lol

As far as price goes I’m sure we’ll see Chinese knock-offs on Amazon for $300 in a few years...
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Only 12,000 US dollars plus taxes. LOL
Seems like all of those components are available off the shelf. It can't be that hard to cobble something together.

It's just that... all the really amazing acts of foilage that I see seem to be done by skinny teenagers... which I am not
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You know u r old when I look at something like this toy and all you can think of is... ‘One more thing to maintain and how to explain the outlay of cash to the Admiral!’
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Looks like 60 but max speed is 25 mph ...fast!
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One can spend half that on a pair of fancy hearing aids... just saying..
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Only 12,000 US dollars plus taxes. LOL
This is the problem with early adoption of any new technology or device. The early adopters pay for the R&D.

We can look back to the $1,000 CD player in the early 1980's. The $20,000 flat screen TV in late 90's.
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One can spend half that on a pair of fancy hearing aids... just saying..

Let’s see...being able hear, or riding around for 10 minutes on a toy...HMMMM...which to choose.
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I have seen one being used off Centennial beach BC /Boundary bay. Yes He is getting pretty good at it, However; my observation is that it takes a lot of falls and practice to obtain the type of skill level shown in that Miami River video
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