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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby BraCuru » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:41 am

Rufusz wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:32 pm
30910m ascent... highest point 768m... wow that sound scary... ;)
I don't know how to set up the app in Suunto to remove this parameter. Have no idea how it is calculated btw.
davesails7 wrote: Damn Bracuru! Those are some long runs on one tack! My back leg gets tired after just 4 miles. I don't think I've ever passed 50 miles (80km) in one day. This is some motivation to go further.
Once you find the sweet position of the feet then you might go hours on one tack.
That was the main concern before Bornholm crossing. A lot of training and hours allowed to find the neutral position. I am not lying - for instance I might go 6 hours on one tack with pretty good speed 20kts.
Pedro Marcos wrote: Wow, the only problem is: what if the wind dies when you are 100km away from where you started ? You take a phone with you?
You're right. Then we call one of our wives or friends to pick up us.
One Sunday in June the wind died out once the team was 80km from the homespot. It was around a noon. They need to wait for a driver a while.
Unfortunately they landed off an opened beachbar.
None of the teammates remembered how and when they reached home late night :lol: :lol: :lol:
Since then our wives do not like the long distances ;)

To be honest I believe that the long distances open a new chapter in foilboarding.
The feeling of riding at open sea is great. Really relaxing. Most of us found it not boring.
At least we are different than standard kiter who always rides nearby his backpack on the beach ;)
We are becoming more sailors than kiters.

BTW. Sometimes I call friends to discuss daily matters on the long downwind legs. They believe I am sitting at home aand are rather surprised to hear: "Mate, wait a second. I need to jibe"
Mossy 757 wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:53 pm
So that's 207km in 7 hours, averaging about 33km/hr (16 knots), correct?
More or less true. However it was slow.
My best average one hour speed on one tack is 22kts.
2h15m - 87km - average 20kts.
http://www.movescount.com/moves/move172923955

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Pedro Marcos » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:55 am

Hahaha, show me your smartphone water setup :)

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby davesails7 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:05 am

Pedro Marcos wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:55 am
Hahaha, show me your smartphone water setup :)
Saw this video today of someone else making calls while foiling :lol:


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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Pedro Marcos » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:55 am

davesails7 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:05 am
Pedro Marcos wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:55 am
Hahaha, show me your smartphone water setup :)
Saw this video today of someone else making calls while foiling :lol:

haha, waterproof bag that allows you to talk with it on?

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby coffeeking » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:33 pm

BTW. Sometimes I call friends to discuss daily matters on the long downwind legs. They believe I am sitting at home aand are rather surprised to hear: "Mate, wait a second. I need to jibe"
Funny, but I can't imagine anything worse. The whole point of surfing, for me, is to get away from work/life/plans and escape.

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:33 pm

davesails7 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:05 am
Pedro Marcos wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:55 am
Hahaha, show me your smartphone water setup :)
Saw this video today of someone else making calls while foiling :lol:


LMAO at the Nokia trap-beat....

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby BraCuru » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:03 pm

Pedro Marcos wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:55 am
haha, waterproof bag that allows you to talk with it on.
No joke - seriously the case works like a wind filter.
coffeeking wrote:Funny, but I can't imagine anything worse. The whole point of surfing, for me, is to get away from work/life/plans and escape.
doing 4-8 hrs session a small talk might be a nice break in the everyday routine ;)

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Pedro Marcos » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:30 pm

BraCuru wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Pedro Marcos wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:55 am
haha, waterproof bag that allows you to talk with it on.
No joke - seriously the case works like a wind filter.
coffeeking wrote:Funny, but I can't imagine anything worse. The whole point of surfing, for me, is to get away from work/life/plans and escape.
doing 4-8 hrs session a small talk might be a nice break in the everyday routine ;)
What is the case? :)


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