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Game changed...

Postby downunder » Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:23 pm

yep...
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Re: Game changed...

Postby NYKiter » Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:37 pm

Is it a wing or a board....

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Re: Game changed...

Postby BWD » Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:01 pm

I would call that a combination gojoe/foot binding for riding your foil without a board.

The angles look a bit excessive/ridiculous but some of them must be useful.
It would be fun to ride with no board but in some ways also just a gimmick for most (i think…).
Well executed by the looks though.

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Re: Game changed...

Postby lederhosen » Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:51 pm

The first board is in one of this years ketos videos. Are those being sold by ketos?

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Re: Game changed...

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:07 pm

Interesting.

The shape makes sense in order to minimize weight and have max stiffness and strength - and with some rad looking lines also :rollgrin:

Reminds me slightly of the around 7 year old pic (also from France) with a rider having two bindings on a stick, and nothing but that, as the board.

Can anyone find this picture again?

But I like it seems to have a tad of volume so you can ride it strapless, and (jump)switch feet, and apparently nose scoop so should be okay to start :thumb:
As opposed to a flat small skimboard which is crazy tough to start, or gives an odd leg angle :wink:

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Re: Game changed...

Postby Oldman_Dave » Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:32 am

Interesting. Tuttle head's a bit outdated/limiting for freeride foils though, nobody really uses them except Ketos I suppose, which are virtually unknown in Australia.

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Re: Game changed...

Postby jakemoore » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:25 am

Oldman_Dave wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:32 am
Interesting. Tuttle head's a bit outdated/limiting for freeride foils though, nobody really uses them except Ketos I suppose, which are virtually unknown in Australia.
Ketos Kf box is pretty sweet. One M6 screw seems very secure and is a super easy assembly. Somehow thy have set up so everything just works right without moving the mast around.

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Re: Game changed...

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:25 pm

True, it is not the outdated Tuttle, but the KFBox which is sweet fast and not bulky or two screw like the Tuttle.

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Re: Game changed...

Postby edt » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:57 pm

Is it game changed or game over any time you touch down?
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Re: Game changed...

Postby Tone » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:17 pm

cool board! The game is still the same.


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