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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Horst Sergio » Mon May 09, 2016 12:58 am

mig27 wrote:
Horst Sergio wrote:As this seems to turn into a: "How much did you like your Makaira Foil ..."
Wow, that is a nice place to go foiling!
My friend from who I bought this foil also stepped over onto the Levitaz Element 3.0 for racing.
Yes, Chiemsee in Bavaria is a really great place for foiling ... if you avoid the shallows ;-) and island slalom is big fun especially when there are 100s of other boats to avoid. At beside a moth and some other foilers there was also a big flying catamaran which was nearly as fast as the levitaz :-)

Back from my trip to coast didn't managed to do the long run of 60 km and also not the total surrounding of Chiemsee but big parts of it and had a lot of fun doing it:
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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Horst Sergio » Wed May 18, 2016 1:38 am

Another "distance" run of 32 km back and return. Didn't made the last 4 km till the north end of the in total 20 km long lake, as it was a bit boring and risky with the wind on the end. (Hope it counts anyway :oops: )
The only thing that kept me up the last km was to overtake the local police-boat :D , cruising in the north, but as I didn't want to end in lull in front of the cops, I decided to do a tack and returned. But going more than 10 km in one direction without tacking was really a bit boring and also not healthy to the body: My neck was nearly blocked when always looking in one direction, so about 20 % of the way I foiled sitting for more comfort and also switched from one to an other sitting position to stay relaxed. In this case the 40 km of freestyle I have done directly after this trip have been much more fun.
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The much more enjoyable distance run has been the last pic of the last post, as there have been many different challenges, which have been mixed up well, see description of the session:

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby BraCuru » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:58 pm

One afternoon we made over 100km cruising Finnish archipelago:
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I am not a freak long distances but from time to time it might be fun. Especially with good company :)

And these are from another archipelago - rather in warmer waters :)
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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Horst Sergio » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:04 pm

BraCuru wrote:One afternoon we made over 100km cruising Finnish archipelago:
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Very nice one BraCuru, :D

For me better than monofoil is just going distance, tinkering throw difficult narrows. Already training a lot, today passed the big island first time with west wind by avoiding many boats of regatta which blocked the easier passage on the north of the small islands. And last week made it to the middle of a very tiny bay, wind coming from southeast over the roofs of a town around. It's sometimes incredible where you can reach with a foil.

For next year I always want to do some longer trips through Scandinavia, with just a friend, one kite, one small, easy transport foilboard and a pair of shoes for the days without wind :wink: .
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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Horst Sergio » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:56 pm

Luckily met Peter Müller last week so I realized to do the full turn around Chiemsee and needn't go alone. Next spring will do it for sure again and will take more time to then scratch out every corner. Didn't want to let Peter wait too long with his race foil. For me it takes 1:28 h and has been around 48 km, so an average of 33 km/h.
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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby juandesooka » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:01 pm

Those GPS tracks are pretty cool. It's like geography art -- next challenge, try to write your name or draw a picture of something. :-)

I hope to do some more exploration next summer, turn on the GPS watch, add some new tracks to the gallery.

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby ROLAVI » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:19 pm

I like doing long distance upwinders and downwinders in the waves. This was about 50 miles covered.
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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:00 pm

THAT is fun Rolavi, indeed - going upwind and then downwind playing in the waves, carving around on short tacks, or going max deep downwind - looks like fun :rollgrin:

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby ROLAVI » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:26 pm

Peter, I love downwinders on a surfboard in good waves and wind. It is priceless though when it marginal surf/wind and your friends offer to give you a car ride upwind to do a downwinder. You say no thank you. I will meet you upwind by water. By the time they collect all their friends and pack 3-6 people and gear in a van and drive upwind along the beach to start their downwinder you have already foiled upwind to hook up with them. Priceless.

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Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

Postby Tone » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:24 am

ROLAVI wrote:Peter, I love downwinders on a surfboard in good waves and wind. It is priceless though when it marginal surf/wind and your friends offer to give you a car ride upwind to do a downwinder. You say no thank you. I will meet you upwind by water. By the time they collect all their friends and pack 3-6 people and gear in a van and drive upwind along the beach to start their downwinder you have already foiled upwind to hook up with them. Priceless.
take a foil that is attached to a proper surfboard, work your way upwind at mad angles. Go to the beach, take foil off and stow in a backpack and then have the longest wave downwinder EVER!

I think I have designed a new product!!


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