longwhitecloud wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:05 pm
A foil is a second best tool to everyone I know with other options like surfing /kiting in strong winds. If you have watched 1 minute of foiling you really have seen it all.
Is lou's 20 year old twintip footage better than any foiling footage ever,, errr yes.
can you describe what you saw in that minute? Cause I have seen videos where guys do 50 footers, board offs, superman stuff, riding with only one hand touching the damn thing, dark slides, kiteloops, Jesus walks, rodeos, unhooked stuff.. and the list goes on.
Surely average rider just mows the lawn.. but that can be said about TT and SB riding as well.. and even on pro-level, take a look at KOTA - the most watched kiting event!
But if you see 1 minute of it - you have seen it all really - they guys just jump, megaloop (if lucky) and maybe spice it up with a roll, grab or board off.. you can show all variations in a 1 minute clip really.. so what's your point?
As to going in strong winds - there are guys that do that on a foil, but there is sweet spot for everything and everyone.
As to best tool - it's subjective too.. I both foil and TT and honestly I can have equal amount of fun boosting on foil in 20kts and boosting on TT in 35kts.
Going back to Lou statement, (lame dangerous POS), I personally feel safer and more relaxed boosting on the foil in 20kts than boosting on TT in 35kts.. I get about the same heights but jumping in strong gusty wind with a tiny kite always seems like way more drama to me.. of course it's all subjective...