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has anybody on this board ever done (or even seen) this? flying would be cool ...

No. Yes. It's flying like a Hydrofoil or a hovercraft is flying. You're floating the same distance over water. Glad someone gets to make money pimping it though.

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A twin foil-sail hydrofoil catamaran. I believe it, or one like it, holds the world sailing speed record (not counting sailboards, that is).

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what exactly is that??

A hydrofoil. Specifically a rigid wing sailboat hydrofoil. Argh. Beat by CBS. The really weird design is the dual propellor sailboat (one for air, one for water).

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what exactly is that??

A hydrofoil. Specifically a rigid wing sailboat hydrofoil. Argh. Beat by CBS. The really weird design is the dual propellor sailboat (one for air, one for water).

Foiled again? Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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39.8 knots on the Hydroptère. I'd love to be aboard laugh.gif

 

drC

Yves you should get Thebault to hire you to fix his website. It needs work. For example, you can't get it to display in English except on the main page.

 

Imagine crossing the English Channel in a sailboat faster than Louis Bleriot in his airplane!

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Just learn French. The site's apparent lack of a proper English version is part of a ploy to get back to the empire of the past...

 

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Just learn French. The site's apparent lack of a proper English version is part of a ploy to get back to the empire of the past...

 

drC

 

PS: cj001f, do you race around here? I don't as much as I used to in the Bay Area (I got picky wind conditions-wise, not to mention the very nice rides tongue.gif) but still like it.

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PS: cj001f, do you race around here? I don't as much as I used to in the Bay Area (I got picky wind conditions-wise, not to mention the very nice rides tongue.gif) but still like it.

My "here" is now Ventura, Ca - I'm currently looking for a crew spot. Or a boat, if the price is right evils3d.gif I did more sailing in DC than PDX, but it's always fun.

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What was that movie with Laird Lee riding that big off shore shit down off CA? Riding Giants? Or Step into Liquid? Anyway...he's riding a foilboard on that shiz.

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Check out the film Step into Liquid, a surf flick, for info on how these were designed to surf big, choppy waves.

 

It's a fun movie w/lots of humorous stories, like Texans surfing infinite waves behind tankers.

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