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    I agree. I'm not a big fan of these designs. The...

    I agree. I'm not a big fan of these designs. The colors are too bright, and there is too much going on. Design trends have moved well away from the flourish and fancy. Everything is going simple....
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    Collin, Thanks for getting in touch about...

    Collin,

    Thanks for getting in touch about that. I guess I never got all the right pads from the start. I appreciate you jumping on it and shipping out the new pads to me. Love the awesome...
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    Collin, I have one of the belts from the very...

    Collin,

    I have one of the belts from the very first run of these belts. The "hook" part of the "hook and loop" is exposed on the underside of the belt where it contacts the sides of my legs as it...
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    Definitely would like to get out with you. We'll...

    Definitely would like to get out with you. We'll have to hook up next spring. Have you built your cabin on Bill's Island yet? I'm usually up there in July. I'd love to get out on Island Park with you.
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    I think he'll do much better learning the gainer...

    I think he'll do much better learning the gainer in the flats. He's go pretty good rotation, but trying to manage the line across the wake is much harder than the slack in the line way out in the...
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    I have the same problem. I have thought about the...

    I have the same problem. I have thought about the solution, such as a swivel like you have here, but I haven't looked into anything. I would think that the swivel would have to swivel very easily,...
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    You can use the gopro with the iPhone or android...

    You can use the gopro with the iPhone or android app. It works really well, but at that distance, it didn't load the preview well. But after the fact, I viewed everything right from the phone. It is...
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    Yeah, that wireless remote is sweet! Without...

    Yeah, that wireless remote is sweet! Without that, I'd never be able to take pictures while I did the tricks. Video only, with lots of dead time. GoPro rocks! :)
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    POV Pics - GoPro

    At the Apache Lake fly-in, I won a GoPro Hero3+ Black in the raffle. SWEET! Thanks Wendy and Tracy for putting on such a great party.

    So I've had a couple chances to use it on the water. I've...
  11. I haven't yet. I have some in the boat that I use...

    I haven't yet. I have some in the boat that I use for the windshield and sometimes for the glasses that I use when I ride. I have been meaning to try some on it, but haven't done it yet. There were...
  12. That was pretty sweet. Before I went out with...

    That was pretty sweet. Before I went out with Tallredrider, I went out with my brother-in-law and had him operate the camera with the remote, but we were shooting video. He was able to start the...
  13. When I have seen it happen, the doctor said 6...

    When I have seen it happen, the doctor said 6 weeks, I believe. I have never had it happen. I have had many side-slap wrecks, but never blew an eardrum. I ride with a protec with ear flaps.
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    I agree with Larry. The amount of water that...

    I agree with Larry. The amount of water that would have to be moving past you would be crazy. Not only that, but it would have to be pretty smooth water by the time it got to you, not a big turbulent...
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    I agree with what others have said. I actually...

    I agree with what others have said. I actually thought you changed your mind and you were about to back off and try another run at it. Then you threw it. I expected you to throw it right at the early...
  16. Thread: anodizing

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    Mark's guy did splash Anno on mine and did a...

    Mark's guy did splash Anno on mine and did a great job. Unfortunately, the red faded to pink after about a year, but I've heard of that happening with red from marks guy before. Haven't heard of that...
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    Thinking out of the box... Instead of...

    Thinking out of the box...

    Instead of mounting the release on the pylon, could you just mount it sideways right on your tower cross bar? The comptech pivots up and down when mounted correctly, so...
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    I could setup a wiki on one of my domains, or...

    I could setup a wiki on one of my domains, or even grab a new domain and setup a wiki for foiling. I found that foilin.wiki is available. Or foilin.guru. foilin.ninja? :) Those all cost around $30...
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    I put together a video of the Big Air competition...

    I put together a video of the Big Air competition from the Apache Lake Hydrofoil Showdown last week. I haven't really done any video editing before, but just posting the raw videos is not as nice, so...
  20. I put together a video of the Big Air competition...

    I put together a video of the Big Air competition from the Apache Lake Hydrofoil Showdown last week. I haven't really done any video editing before, but just posting the raw videos is not as nice, so...
  21. I guess since you scheduled my airline flights,...

    I guess since you scheduled my airline flights, you know I'll be there the whole time. But I'll take a XL shirt.
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    Really happy with my T-Shirt. Thanks, Jake. The...

    Really happy with my T-Shirt. Thanks, Jake. The material is lightweight, but not cheap. And the design looks great. I've NEVER put stickers on my vehicles, but your sticker is now on the back window...
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    It was an awesome weekend! Thanks for driving us...

    It was an awesome weekend! Thanks for driving us down there, Trevor. Had a great time!
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    I was helping a guy tune up an LEX recently and...

    I was helping a guy tune up an LEX recently and we were getting a horrible glitch (or butt wobble) at the wake. It happened through all the shims we tried (we didn't try to use shims to fix that, we...
  25. What you will find is that if you try to throw...

    What you will find is that if you try to throw the invert straight up in the air jump (like lying on your back), the distance that the foil has to travel to get up to your head height means that the...
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    Incredible Service from NextFoils

    I have to take a minute to give some crazy mad props to Mike Murphy for his customer service.

    Last year in probably August, my brother-in-law bought a full ZBest setup from Mike. This year I...
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    To clarify this statement a little, because it...

    To clarify this statement a little, because it confused me when I first heard it. We talk about using foot pressure to keep your "altitude" when flying. So you would think that pushing down to land...
  28. Larry, you appear to be right where I was last...

    Larry, you appear to be right where I was last year in June. This thread has some good advice:
    ...
  29. To add to what Schocker said, I spent 3 hours on...

    To add to what Schocker said, I spent 3 hours on the foil one day last year throwing dismount gainer after dismount gainer. I didn't land any that day, but a few weeks later I started landing them....
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    If you have less control with the new wing, you...

    If you have less control with the new wing, you could move it all the way to the back position then move it forward a little at a time as it starts to feel more comfortable and stable.
  31. If you drop your hand low to your hip, you should...

    If you drop your hand low to your hip, you should stay straight.
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    I agree as well. Some 2 part epoxy from Walmart...

    I agree as well. Some 2 part epoxy from Walmart would be great. If you look hard you might be able to find some non-yellowing and/or uv stable. Most epoxy resins will yellow pretty bad, but I think I...
  33. I agree with this. Hold the rope through the dip...

    I agree with this. Hold the rope through the dip and even into the pop a little. And with the forceful throw of the rope. Cut out. Dip. Drop your inside hand to your waist as you start coming back up...
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    I'm gonna try to make it out there this...

    I'm gonna try to make it out there this afternoon, but will probably be getting done around 5.

    I'm not saying you NEED boat speed. I think eventually it gets more comfortable with a little speed,...
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    Hey Brian, I'm hoping to get out to Willard a...

    Hey Brian,

    I'm hoping to get out to Willard a few times next week. What is your schedule like? I'm happy to help you get all shimmed and tuned up right for a good ride.

    My opinion on the rope...
  36. Yeah, I agree with the others. Your rotation...

    Yeah, I agree with the others. Your rotation speed is good, but you just need to jump first. You just lean back and slip it out into the rotation. Jump up out of the water first (starting with a good...
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    Actually, I have now sold this, but it was just...

    Actually, I have now sold this, but it was just the standard zBest wing that comes on the zbest setup.

    It was actually my brother-in-law, but I rode this one with him a couple times testing and...
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    Both. I have the beginner with 3 holes and the...

    Both. I have the beginner with 3 holes and the intermediate with 5.
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    I have a nearly brand-new (we only rode it about...

    I have a nearly brand-new (we only rode it about 3 times) ZBest from Mike Murphy's new BestFoils company. It is the full ZBest setup and has the beginner and intermediate front wing. Bought late...
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    Dang. If I wasn't already going to be halfway...

    Dang. If I wasn't already going to be halfway there at another lake for fishing, I'd be SOOO in. If I could, I'd cancel my other plans.
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    Well, that makes it a little less enticing. I...

    Well, that makes it a little less enticing. I think the Bullet is great and the best release idea for the price at the moment. Competition is a good thing, but I still hesitate to cut someone off at...
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    If this isn't a competition (which I agree, let's...

    If this isn't a competition (which I agree, let's just make something that is affordable and easily available), then why don't we make a group effort out of it? I work in software and technology and...
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    Was there any damage to the rope?

    Was there any damage to the rope?
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    Well, that's where the 3 cent hair band comes it....

    Well, that's where the 3 cent hair band comes it. Put that on the swivel joint and you won't have that shake anymore. Granted, I haven't tried it with the heavier comptech itself, but some type of...
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    I did some looking around. I think if you have a...

    I did some looking around. I think if you have a comptech release, the trick of following the rider is already solved because it follows the rider. I've used a comptech several times, but haven't...
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    Last year when I built my mount, I had an old one...

    Last year when I built my mount, I had an old one of these:

    10590

    I was missing the actual arm. So I took off the black piece. I cut down an old monopod I had. It would have been nice to come...
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    The stabilizer screw is a good idea, but many of...

    The stabilizer screw is a good idea, but many of the rope mounts swivel entirely (Most Malibu boats I have ridden), not just the center section. So your brake would press against something that is...
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    What pin do you ride with? I don't think I have...

    What pin do you ride with? I don't think I have many 600 lb. pins, but I probably have a couple 800# I could send you.
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    Hrrmmm... that quote sounds WAAAY too familiar! I...

    Hrrmmm... that quote sounds WAAAY too familiar! I got hammered a few times my first year trying gainers. Then I would cut out and chicken out over and over. It got so bad that I was psyching myself...
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    Taylor, I was gunshy for 2 years after my first...

    Taylor, I was gunshy for 2 years after my first attempts. Let's get out soon and I can show you how I got over it.
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