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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby corbett » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:21 pm

1500 you state is Canadian dollars though?

What's that movie with Robin Williams where he's employed as an adult toy tester? nice wee job for you that would be Starsky. Think about it son.

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby joriws » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:41 pm

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Many ways to utilize it :rollgrin: :rollgrin: :rollgrin:
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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby Starsky » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:11 pm

corbett wrote:1500 you state is Canadian dollars though?

What's that movie with Robin Williams where he's employed as an adult toy tester? nice wee job for you that would be Starsky. Think about it son.

I'll leave the "adult" toy testing to you there fella. By the way you refer to women on here, you likely need them.

I'll stick to toys for big kids.... you know, like kites and boards.

My current faves
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Cheap really, combined they probably add up to about 1/6th a Harley Davidson

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby lieutenantglorp » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:04 pm

OW is also great to use for general purpose transport. I use mine to carry gear to and from the beach, short trips to the grocery store, and even from nearest remote parking spot to final destination where there is no parking. It's awesome to have hands free control so you have both arms free to load up cargo if needed.

A bunch of us have them at our local kite spot and it's incredibly fun to cruise around while waiting for the wind to come up, or in the event it doesn't come up you still feel satisfied you got some kind of session :-) We are gradually improving our pump track, hope to post pics soon :-) It's no off road hydrofoil, but the pitch control and commitment is a bit similar.

@Starsky I prefer the rotate foot/ heel pivot/ windshield wiper dismount :-)

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby Starsky » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:16 pm

I just started to get grip tape peel up under that front heel with weighted pivot so have shifted to a light heel lift. Its less movement and when dialled almost imperceptible to the observer. I basically unweight the front heel as Im braking to a stop and the tail just drops the last inch at shut of.

To each their own, but if your getting any peel up of the grip tape at the front heel, thats likely the issue.

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby lieutenantglorp » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:22 pm

Starsky wrote: To each their own, but if your getting any peel up of the grip tape at the front heel, thats likely the issue.
So far so good. I've been riding it all summer.

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby corbett » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:27 pm

Starsky, you're under a misapprehension.

All I ever said regarding women was that I am planning a business venture, opening maximum security prisons for women to alleviate pressure on the state correctional system of the state of Siberia.

Would you treat the head of G4S in this way Starsky?

I am a business man sir, nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby Starsky » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:41 pm

You and Trump

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby KitingPolak » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:48 pm

Seems silly and unsafe that they do not have a cover over the top of the wheel. Have a shoelace get in there and I'm certain skin will be lost. Other than that it looks like a blast.

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Re: Hydrofoil in 0 Knots!

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:23 pm

KitingPolak wrote:Seems silly and unsafe that they do not have a cover over the top of the wheel. Have a shoelace get in there and I'm certain skin will be lost. Other than that it looks like a blast.
Yes, you are right - but on the other hand, I like it used "primitively" without.

You can get a cover for the wheel, no problem, if you like - it is an optional accessory.

Both for the onewheel here, and also for the others coming out now that has lower drag (narrow) wheels that works better on hard surfaces, but of course not well on the beach like this one :naughty:

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