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Tony
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LF foil arrived yesterday! Impressed with the bag the foil comes in! Board was surprisingly heavy when I first picked it up, for a short fat fish, but o guess there's a bit more in there than the average fish!
On a road trip for a week, not sure if I will get chance to use it but if I do will let you know how I get on!
Tony
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Cabrinha have entered the market with the Double agent foil

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Swa3ImdrY[/youtube]
foilandsurf
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Is this a Liquid force foil in disguise, looks very similar.
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Yeah it does!

I'm thinking of getting out to somewhere like Spain end of september and just taking a couple of kites and a foil board, give myself a good week to get it nailed

Any suggestions that dont start with T and end in a! thinking of somewhere different

Tony
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Sardinia Tony, loads of options if you have a car.
dedalus
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Finally pulled the trigger on a sroka board - my convertible surf foil will have to wait until I have time. Very impressed - arrived Friday - cruising around strapless on Monday. Should have gone strapless from the start then my feet wouldn't be cut to ribbons from the first few crashes. Right now light wind strapless water starts are tough esp if the kite is falling out the sky.
Any tips anyone?

But other than that feeling quite at home - even with all my experience I just didn't believe strapless would be so easy - I had to take the straps off as my feet were so cut up!

So if you haven't taken them off yet - do it - you have so much more control over the fore and aft balance.

The other thing I have found is that the choice of kite is almost irrelevant - ( not quite - but when you are getting going) As long as its not falling out of the sky. Looking forward to gybes and tacks next.
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Some chilled footage from one of our local beaches on one of those days where the forecast didn't quite come through.
A couple of sensible chaps on Chronos, I'm on a 15m Razor, my Livewire and boots are sat on the beach without a hope of even getting wet :) Ha!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpsDpemCWRM[/youtube]
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after one go at foil boarding Ive just not had chance to get out again! lots of stuff going on and no MOT on my car ( to be sorted next week) still got a 1967 VW bus to get around in though, so all is not lost (and it won Best VW at a local show last weekend 8) )

So heres another video I found, assembly of the F-one foil, probably a good way to get a look at F-ones offering!

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/134095858[/vimeo]
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Day 5 - Feet still too cut up for footstraps- riding strapless. All that seems to be happening is I am riding longer and faster. But the crashes are still inevitable - its just that they are now faster and harder!

Getting down wind is also impossible - I eventually mastered it on a race board - but this is mind bending. It seems both kite and board have a mind of their own. Strapless water starts in low wind are killing me - diving the kite with one hand is not a skill you expect to need.

Jellyfish are a major problem - I keep hitting them as they seem to love drifting a hydrofoils depth below the surface! I had a crash and got a jelly in the face last week - not funny.
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This "Beginner's Notebook" suggests that instead of trying to get the foil into a steady state by reacting to it, being proactive and always trying to make it do something, works better for learning.

http://boardridingmaui.com/cloudwritings-blog.html
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another video from board riding maui

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grtBzi6vZoU[/youtube]
Tone
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I am selling my Zeeko with custom carbon board and two front wings, 100% carbon all round.

£1200 no offers
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hi,
Having just made the jump and bought a Sroka foil, I now face a more difficult decision with regard to where to go as I need to factor how shallow the spot is. I went to Hunstanton recently and it wasn't great as there was a very large area which was too shallow for the foil.
What are the best, most popular locations/tide for foiling within reasonable range of London or further? (I also thought about Calshot at high/mid tide, but would then need to join the club - side question: do you know if there are daily passes as in Portland?)
thanks for your help!
Tone
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Southend on sea at mid to high tide is fine for foiling.

Mid tide uncle toms
high tide east beach or ocean beach
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Hi Ben, there are no day passes at Calshot. The site is a residential outdoor education centre, so the council want to know who all the kiters are and that they have insurance and are safe and competent. This would be difficult to administer on a day ticket basis, so for now, it's members only. Membership is £65 for the year (March-April) and it gets cheaper through the year. Membership includes car parking, hot showers and changing rooms. Memberships include your immediate family, as well so partners and children under 18 are covered under a single membership. There are no restrictions on the numbers of members, all we ask is that you are safe and insured.

If you don't want to join you are welcome to launch from the carpark on the NFDC part of the spit, although space here is limited at high tide when you would want to foil. If anyone has any questions about kiting or the club at Calshot, please give us a call at 24-7 Boardsports 02380894000 and we can help you out.

Dan
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