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Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Postby Alvaro » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:48 pm

I don’t know if this thing will work or not, but i do love when people try to innovate, without people thinking out of the box some of us would be still using the original Windsurfer.

Imagine some of the comments when Cory Roeseler told his friends that he was thinking about waterskiing pulled by a kite..

I wish Taaroa the best with their innovations, and I hope other brands jump on the “out of the box” thinking too.

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Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:04 pm

Agree fully, stupid to diss new things in advance.

Might be a dead end, but if noone tries new things, nothing will happen :roll:

Respect to Taaroa :thumb:

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Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Postby NYKiter » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:17 pm

OMG foiling has given into the alleged 'nanny state.'

run for the hills!

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Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Postby PurdyKiter » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:04 pm

When I was first learning and had less intuitive awareness of height, mast, and impending breach crash... I was wishing there were simple sensors along the mast to trigger a jolt or something to alert me where I was.

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Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Postby droffats » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:48 pm

I saw a video of an efoil flying around on it's own using an early version of this tech. It was doing maneuvers and flew itself back to it's launch site. It was like a water drone, sort of.

The AC75s couldn't fly without some type of software to keep them on foil, this might be a commercially affordable version of that.

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Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:41 pm

It's been done before - without the computer. Automated kite foiling.



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