inspired by BraCuru's "Club 50" viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2396749
i asked my self: "Do you really want to join Club 50?"
or to everybody: "Wouldn't you prefer Club under 21, if you could?"
What I tell you is, yes you can, just take a big foil wing and join "Club under 21" today!
To be more detailed:
Does fun and the sensation of speed has anything to do with absolute speed values?
I say: No!
If it would, for sure I would not use foilboards, but go back to freerace alpine snowboard, where I have been everyday faster than the best kitefoilers have ever been and ever will.
Or I would use more airplanes and trains
. But in my experience, while sitting in a train that rides 300 km/h I often feel unhappy like, "oh 300 km/h, but still one hour delay for my meeting in Berlin, so please couldn't we go a bit faster?"
While on the other hand, going with a monofoil or unicycle with close to 30 km/h mostly will feel much more like: "Oh damm this is so crazy fun and fast better go a bit slower to not slam into the supersonic wall!
So my question is, why should we exceed human body's physical speed specifications, risking to injure ourself, when staying within can already be so much fun?
And on top, whats about the stimulation that brings slow style?
Yesterday I was riding next to Peter Müller with his dopple speed and tripple high jumps with huge downloops, which was all real great and fun to look at.
But on the end he also had to use double of equipment, kitesize, bigger heavier foil, in total for sure dopple pricing etc. than I did, not talking about risks to hurt. But I was not sure if he really also had double of my fun, as it was already pretty great.
For me style and fun is also much more about flow, as maybe one of the best examples many know from Gregs style: http://www.boardridingmaui.com/videos.html
It is not about to accelerate for 1/4 mile to boost one single high jump, but much more about to never end a maneuver or to be immediately into the next one. Going slow stimulates this style to keep the flow.
With the mono I am still a bit distance from that for sure, as my jibes are often still awkward, but I started to combine maneuvers and sometimes stay within a less than 100 x 100 m field just to maneuver, maneuver, maneuver, jump, maneuver, ...
But interested if anybody else prefers slow style in front of Club 50 ?