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    Old people inverts

    Wondering who is the oldest person known to land a front flip?

    Also, what would be the oldest person to first learn and ride away a Front flip?

    Is it realistic to first land one in your 50's or...
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    That would be true if his T-bar is a "cast" 3...

    That would be true if his T-bar is a "cast" 3 hole. I do believe that his foil is a billet fuselage. They also did come halfway pre drilled from Sky Ski for 5 holes. Someone simply drilled a little...
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    As I remember when I sold you that T bar all four...

    As I remember when I sold you that T bar all four of the FT T bars I got in were at the maximum thickness compared to others. Yours might even be right at .750. ( 3/4" ) I would take it down to at...
  4. Wisconsins new no spotter law. Got busted! Sorta.

    We were out riding on a hot Saturday today and noticed the local boat patrol was ticketing everyone in site, Boat to boat. he never even turned off his blue lights between stops. I had heard that he...
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    BK said it best. Keep it simple. There is enough...

    BK said it best. Keep it simple. There is enough going on with tower, bindings, wings and so forth.

    I still like the carbon look. Maybe offer a second shade or pattern of carbon. Maybe a darker...
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    Much appreciated Shuey.........And here I thought...

    Much appreciated Shuey.........And here I thought it was my fruit machine.
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    I too am getting the same thing. I'm on a Mac. I...

    I too am getting the same thing. I'm on a Mac. I get the same thing regardless of what browser I use. That being Safari, Firefox or Opera. I did get rid of the warnings by going into my browser...
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    I do believe that your mini pylon is 2.5" at the...

    I do believe that your mini pylon is 2.5" at the very top. The same place you mounted your manual release. That adaptor that Eric shows would work perfect. Just use real nuts instead of the plastic...
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    Ball & Chain

    Any quick starting advice on a B&C?

    Is it necessary to use a Braided handle?
  10. Wendy, I see where it says Thursday thru Sunday....

    Wendy, I see where it says Thursday thru Sunday. But I don't see a date.
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    You say the T-bar is "welded". What part of the...

    You say the T-bar is "welded". What part of the T-bar was welded? The ding?
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    I have a 2002 LEX, Max Air & rear Sky Ski Bat...

    I have a 2002 LEX, Max Air & rear Sky Ski Bat Wing. In the past I tried several different wing combos on that set-up. At the time I felt that the Max Air and Bat had the best all around performance....
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    Shu,I sure do appreciate the forum and all the...

    Shu,I sure do appreciate the forum and all the work that you put into it. Maybe it's like having kids, they sometimes don't show you appreciation until your gone. I hope this thread does not fade...
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    1219312194121951219612197 If your Risse...

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    If your Risse shock is shot, you can turn it into a Rock without damaging anything.

    Cost is just about zero. Cut a piece of PVC about 1 1/4' diameter and exactly 2...
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    Both manufacturers OS Systems and USIA make...

    Both manufacturers OS Systems and USIA make custom fit dry suits with or without booties for as tall as you want. The up charge is minimal. I usually order the USIA Extreme Edition 2 for customers...
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    What ever happened to the Idea of a bag suit with...

    What ever happened to the Idea of a bag suit with built in latex socks, sewn in Cordura on the butt and knees, ankle and wrist wraps?

    I remember way back when Bill Kinnison and several others...
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    1216712168 I have a few thousand feet of...

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    I have a few thousand feet of Samsons Amsteel Dyneema 3/16" 12 strand hollow braided line.

    Samson is USA made.

    Samthane (urethane) coated.

    UV stable.
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    I'm not saying that not having a spotter is safer...

    I'm not saying that not having a spotter is safer or even as safe as having a spotter. My point was to inform Wisconsin skiers that with the law change you will decide for yourself when where and if...
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    Wisconsin's observer law could change

    For those in Wisconsin, there has been a bill introduced that narrowly failed to pass this past summer to eliminate the need for a third.

    It is likely to be reintroduced again this coming winter....
  20. I totally agree with everything Brent says. I...

    I totally agree with everything Brent says.
    I used to ride regularly with Brett back in the day.I took much of the video thats posted. I've been telling him for years that I think he was going as...
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    Bullet Release……SOLD……..pending confirmation of...

    Bullet Release……SOLD……..pending confirmation of pin ratings.
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    New- never used Bullet release

    New. Never used Bullet release with four new pins.

    I did not post a pic, since it is new.

    I am not sure what a fair price is.

    Make an offer less than fair and you can likely have it.
    ...
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    As many of us already know, the original grey Sky...

    As many of us already know, the original grey Sky Ski foot beds as well as the second generation Sky Ski gray and later white foot beds were bullet proof. Look at any old beat up Sky Ski board from...
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    You simply have standard Sky Ski Pro SS T-bar....

    You simply have standard Sky Ski Pro SS T-bar. The B-39 is another ten inches longer.
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    Poll: BTW, anyone have an idea what the current upper...

    BTW, anyone have an idea what the current upper frame count is on a wake jump or any jump?
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    I know the feeling. I have used a lot of...

    I know the feeling. I have used a lot of different knee pads, but the ones I like best are all black, not very bulky, and best of all just about free. Like maybe less then five bucks a pair. Got them...
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    The original Sky Ski grey footbeds from 1998 on...

    The original Sky Ski grey footbeds from 1998 on were bullet proof. I still have several pairs on various boards. No signs of significant wear at all. As were the second generation of grey beds.
    I'm...
  28. Sky Ski Limited Edition curved bottom board

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    Board has been sold.

    Sky Ski curved bottom Limited Edition board has been sitting in a box for several years.

    I am the original owner and I have never used the...
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    I would think Marty meant to say diameter. Or...

    I would think Marty meant to say diameter. Or 1/8" gap.
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    1148011481 I quickly made this out of some...

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    I quickly made this out of some scrap aluminum. The diameter of the grooved circle is a hair greater than 1/8". Seems a little wide11482
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    One quick thought. Do dip the board to the water,...

    One quick thought. Do dip the board to the water, jump by pulling up on your feet, REALLY PULLING.

    But then try this……………..Try to jump so that you LAND ON YOUR BACK. Again, in your mind try to...
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    Larry, I still say that tucking your chin to your...

    Larry, I still say that tucking your chin to your chest and tucking your chest half way through the invert will kill your rotation. Back straight, crest out and head and eyes looking over your head...
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    From what I saw,I would say the bar sent was...

    From what I saw,I would say the bar sent was arced backward. ( the leading edge of the strut is concave ).

    Is it possible that most people would say a concave leading edge is actually arced...
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    Sticky: I recently received a order from Mark on bindings...

    I recently received a order from Mark on bindings foil covers and board bags. It is a rare occasion that i receive an oder and everything is absolutely perfect. That says a lot, coming from me.
    ...
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    Foil cover mod

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    This cover is from 2002. I had a customer of mine make it much wider. Looks like I may get another 10 years or more out of this bag. Maybe the original was made in the USA?

    She...
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    11280 David, As what I think Jay was...

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    David, As what I think Jay was suggesting, your t-bar appears to be arched the opposite of the pic that I attached. As you can clearly see in the pic I just attached, the trailing strut edge...
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    Someone must have tried a sit down kite foil.

    Someone must have tried a sit down kite foil.
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    How addicted are you ?

    If it were possible to do a trade……..

    Question 1…… How much money would you have to get in exchange to never foil again as long as you live?

    Question 2……For those with very expensive...
  39. My daughter was 10 when she started driving. Solo...

    My daughter was 10 when she started driving. Solo maybe a year later. She pulled Murphy in about 1998 when he was Promoting Sky Ski in Wisconsin. For years thereafter Murphy always told me that she...
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    Jay, Would you mind stating a percentage as to...

    Jay, Would you mind stating a percentage as to the importance of technique vs equipment. But limit it to doing just a dismount gainer.

    I think everyone would agree that a high end foil makes a...
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    Kite Foiling

    https://vimeo.com/116406401

    I was surfing the web the other day. I noticed that kite FOILING seems to have taken hold suddenly. I was talking to a long term kite boarder who told me that this past...
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    Help with dismount gainer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdW1GwNtXiQ

    A Friend of mine has been getting 1/2 to 3/4 around on a dismount gainer for two years. He's had very little improvement and is getting hurt and...
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    SKY SKI 2 piece fuselage bolts

    I have a perfect almost new Sky Ski 2 piece pro that is going to a customer.

    Other than either greasing the bolts and keeping an eye on them,

    or cleaning the threads and using red Loctite on...
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    I am curious as to what is the length of the boom...

    I am curious as to what is the length of the boom in the attached pic ?
    Also, what are some other typical boom lengths in hydrofoil other than a helmet boom ?
    I can only imagine what happens when...
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    I also agree with keeping the boards simple and...

    I also agree with keeping the boards simple and dark, including the carbon look with some limited color accents. Look at Malibu Marks foot bindings. I like the all black with his very small, simple...
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    11052 All 316 stainless They swivel smoothly,...

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    All 316 stainless They swivel smoothly, likely because of the Stainless. Aluminum being a soft metal would probably create much more friction.

    I put the swivel at the tower end, weight...
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    Nice work Bob. It made a cold day in Wisconsin a...

    Nice work Bob. It made a cold day in Wisconsin a little better.
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    Dave, .03 or 30 thousandths (.030) is easy to...

    Dave, .03 or 30 thousandths (.030) is easy to take off the T bar as long as you use reasonable pressure and check and recheck your thickness in several places
    I would say with all certainty that to...
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    10810 I've always have had stock SS binding...

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    I've always have had stock SS binding with home made ankle leashes and still like them just fine. I got a pair of the MM bindings. They looked like they were very well made. I did add the...
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    When you get a new set of wings and they are...

    When you get a new set of wings and they are riding way too hot,don't most of us simply add negative shim so that you don't have to sit so far forward?

    I don't completely understand the whole...
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