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Efoil now shipping....anyone tossing their kite?

Postby NYKiter » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:39 pm

Looks like its arrived.
Anyone have one?
If so will you be ditching your kite?

https://youtu.be/jFoJFd9mJhE

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Re: Efoil now shipping....anyone tossing their kite?

Postby Faxie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:44 pm

No, I like kitesurfing because of the kite.

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Re: Efoil now shipping....anyone tossing their kite?

Postby zerogee_ca » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:17 pm

At $12000. Only 1 hour ride time at WOT. Then 2.5 hours to charge. Um... NOPE!

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Re: Efoil now shipping....anyone tossing their kite?

Postby davesails7 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:22 pm

Faxie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:44 pm
No, I like kitesurfing because of the kite.
Have you tried it faxie?

I talked to a kite foiler and wave foiler who had gotten a chance to ride the prototype Lift Efoil extensively last year. He was over the moon excited about it. However, he had the same issue of the price ($11k) and would not be getting one.

I wonder if it would get boring after a while because it's too easy.

He noted that it was really easy to learn. He saw a woman up and foiling in a few minutes with no previous foil experience.

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Re: Efoil now shipping....anyone tossing their kite?

Postby Faxie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:51 pm

davesails7 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:22 pm
Faxie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:44 pm
No, I like kitesurfing because of the kite.
Have you tried it faxie?

I talked to a kite foiler and wave foiler who had gotten a chance to ride the prototype Lift Efoil extensively last year. He was over the moon excited about it. However, he had the same issue of the price ($11k) and would not be getting one.

I wonder if it would get boring after a while because it's too easy.

He noted that it was really easy to learn. He saw a woman up and foiling in a few minutes with no previous foil experience.
Haven't tried it. It'll probably be fun for a while, but a kite for me isn't just a powersource, it's the whole reason I like the sport because flying a kite is fun, plus it enables you to do all kinds of cool stuff. :D

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Re: Efoil now shipping....anyone tossing their kite?

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:03 pm

Buy an Efoil, or, replace every piece of kite gear I own with brand new...hmmm...hard choice.


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