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Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby ronnie » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:20 am

I had a quick check, but it seemed this hasn't been posted before?


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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby Toby » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:57 am

need to see it in action!

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby Lokihel » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:26 pm

No idea what he was talking about, my lip-reading is not good enough.


That second foil he was holding in his hand, has he not heard how disappointing the NKB foil was?

Also, I seriously hope that twin-tip foiling doesn't become a thing. People need to learn how to tack and gybe directionals, or even just forever ride toeside on the one tack.

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby RobH » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:42 pm

Lokihel wrote:People need to learn how to tack and gybe directionals, or even just forever ride toeside on the one tack.
Totally agree - this is part of the fun of foiling!

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby socommk23 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:35 pm

Lokihel wrote:No idea what he was talking about, my lip-reading is not good enough.


That second foil he was holding in his hand, has he not heard how disappointing the NKB foil was?

Also, I seriously hope that twin-tip foiling doesn't become a thing. People need to learn how to tack and gybe directionals, or even just forever ride toeside on the one tack.
Couldn't disagree more.
People do NOT need to learn anything other than what makes it fun for THEM.
Fine if it's not for you. Doesn't mean everyone else should do what you think is the right thing to do.

This is the natural progression of the tech in the sport. It will keep evolving and opening up new ideas and opportunities. With your thinking it will grow stale real quick.

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby windmaker » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:35 pm

RobH wrote:
Lokihel wrote:People need to learn how to tack and gybe directionals, or even just forever ride toeside on the one tack.
Totally agree - this is part of the fun of foiling!
Also agree, TT hydrofoil will never be as efficient as directional and therefore has no reason to be. Can't understand why someone would want to waste time with this.

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:55 pm

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby rynhardt » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:25 pm

windmaker wrote: Also agree, TT hydrofoil will never be as efficient as directional and therefore has no reason to be. Can't understand why someone would want to waste time with this.
Thankfully your lack understanding is not contagious. Fools like me appreciate having access to options that exceed the understanding of the blinkered acolytes.

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby Starsky » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:41 pm

Not blinkered, different perspective. Those not advocating a TT hydrofoil are those that have felt what its like to transition a hydrofoil and know just how big a role it plays in the grand scheme of foiling.

It will be developed regardless. Sadly most kiters cannot even jump on their weak side let alone bother to learn to jibe. It's not blinkered to lament the dumbing down of a discipline.

whatever, it will play out predictably. It will be comical to read the myriad of reports that foiling is really pretty boring and lame from those that have only learned to do it on a TT.

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Re: Litewave Twin-Tip Hydrofoil.

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:17 pm

rynhardt wrote: Fools like me appreciate having access to options that exceed the understanding of the blinkered acolytes.
So how many twin tip hydrofoils have you ridden? How many regular hydrofoils for that matter? If I showed you a hydrofoil equipped with a "carbon fiber stability anchor" that drags behind in the water, would you be interested in trying that? What about a kite with "speed holes" cut in the canopy? I have a chicken-loop assembly with a "zero accidental release" safety system composed of a piece of chain and a padlock, would you like to try that?

Not all new ideas are good ideas. This seems like a good way to get a customer who is afraid of learning something difficult to spend money.


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