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    Our team won a D3 Wisconsin Show Ski championship...

    Our team won a D3 Wisconsin Show Ski championship 2 weeks ago and then this past weekend we won the D2 National Championship. That's two goals done. Hopefully next week I'll be foiling across Lake...
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    How To Foil Across Lake Michigan

    I've been tossing around the idea of hydrofoiling across Lake Michigan for a few years. Then back in January I was severely burned (43% of my body with 2nd and 3rd degree burns) at work. I decided...
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    1. Foil across Lake Michigan to raise money for...

    1. Foil across Lake Michigan to raise money for the Burn Unit at the UW Hospital.
    2. Help the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers win a Wisconsin State Championship.
    3. Help the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua...
  4. How to promote the sport, even when it hurts.

    http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/local/2015/01/30/bob-coley-saratoga-recovering-burns/22616055/
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    Phoenix Roadkill front and Dragon rear

    I got really lucky towards the end of summer. N2Orbit let me borrow one of their brand new Phoenix Roadkill front wings and Dragon rear wings. The Phoenix Roadkill is a somewhat flattened out version...
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    Thanks Foil Forum. We're all good to go again.

    Thanks Foil Forum. We're all good to go again.
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    Need a seat tower.

    I noticed my ultra heavy 1st generation shock tower is starting to bend. I'm sitting about 3/4" lower on the left side. That means it's time for a change and upgrade. Does anyone have anything...
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    Nice demo video

    Nice demo video
  9. Thread: Wipe Out!!

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    Seadoos are the Devil. At least the smaller 2 or...

    Seadoos are the Devil. At least the smaller 2 or 3 man ones are. They can't go in a straight line because you'll be pulling it side to side and they don't have enough torque to stay at a steady...
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    I kind of like the foiler with the got air. Do...

    I kind of like the foiler with the got air. Do you think anyone would want that as a stand alone decal?

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    I could. I'm not partial to any one company...

    I could. I'm not partial to any one company anymore. I just chose them because that's what people around here recognize. My show director refuses to call it anything other than Air Chair even...
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    Van door decals

    I pull my boat with a 1 ton bright red cargo van and was thinking about putting this design on the driver and passenger doors. Do you think I'll get hassled for looking too much like an emergency...
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    Most of the lakes around here are infested with...

    Most of the lakes around here are infested with Zebra Mussels. While it is an inconvienience, it's not really the end of the world. From what I understand, they are very similar to your Quagga...
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    Bob Coley 54457

    Bob Coley 54457
  15. Thread: a quick vote

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    The whole concept is really cool. I love the...

    The whole concept is really cool. I love the idea of a vintage concert shirt and the whole flying eyeball thing is perfect for most of us old people. If it were me, I think I would lose the optic...
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    Yes. I am planning on making another run. The...

    Yes. I am planning on making another run. The problem is that I have a regular job plus a small video production business and suddenly things picked up radically on the video side. I will as soon...
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    Actually, Dennis is right on the money. The...

    Actually, Dennis is right on the money. The original Sky Ski LE was about 28" give or or take a 1/4" or so. The Sky Ski LEX was indeed 4" longer or about 32".
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    I will put it here and start a new one. We will...

    I will put it here and start a new one. We will do it the same way as last time. We used private messaging to actually place the orders.. Just don't start your orders until we have everything...
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    So it looks like we have enough interest to make...

    So it looks like we have enough interest to make another run. Obviously the more we get, the lower the price becomes. Last time, we got a pretty good deal from Gildan because we ordered so many. I...
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    We might be able to do another run. How much...

    We might be able to do another run. How much interest is there?
  21. Outstanding! That is the best idea I have seen...

    Outstanding! That is the best idea I have seen come from this entire forum.
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    Transparent Foil

    Imagine transparent t-bars, wings, boards and seat towers..... And the material comes from wood. The company I work for is experimenting with cellulose nanofibers and they're telling me that the...
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    I didn't understand at first, but I get it now. ...

    I didn't understand at first, but I get it now. And it works. Thanks Fern. I'll try to get video next tike out.
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    I need a couple bolts for the rear wing of a cast...

    I need a couple bolts for the rear wing of a cast foil. Maybe I should buy the whole thing. :) Just kidding. Actually, I would like to see a good pic of the fork top..
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    I wonder if something like the P90X Yoga routine...

    I wonder if something like the P90X Yoga routine would help. Not only would you be getting a great stretch, you would be getting some strength and a lot of balance. It might be just the thing.
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    I have my ride set up to be a little more neutral...

    I have my ride set up to be a little more neutral than most would like. I also use an old school shock tower and aside from the occasional bad fall, have been pretty much back pain free for 10 years.
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    I'm still waiting for two of you to send me your...

    I'm still waiting for two of you to send me your address. Please check your PM's if you did not get your shirts yet.
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    UPDATE - Just about all the packages have been...

    UPDATE - Just about all the packages have been shipped. There's one that is pending payment, one that is waiting to clear Paypal and two of you that need to get back to me with your address. Check...
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    UPDATE - Several orders shipped today. Here's my...

    UPDATE - Several orders shipped today. Here's my life lately... Saturday - Print shirts, go skiing, print shirts. Sunday - Print shirts, go see my all time favorite band (Stryper), print shirts. ...
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    There's a chance that there will be some left...

    There's a chance that there will be some left over. I did order a few extra extra shirts in case I screw some up. Hopefully things will go well and I'll have some left over. If not, we can always...
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    UPDATE AGAIN - Invoices or PM's have been sent.

    UPDATE AGAIN - Invoices or PM's have been sent.
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    UPDATE - Most of the supplies arrived yesterday. ...

    UPDATE - Most of the supplies arrived yesterday. The actual shirts aren't here yet so I can't start printing them. I'm planning on starting to send out invoices via Paypal tonight. If you don't...
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    The last time I tried a wake gainer the handle...

    The last time I tried a wake gainer the handle got pulled out of my hand so hard that my figer tips stung for 15 minutes. It would seem to me like you need to find some slack somehow. Maybe a very...
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    Luckily I decided to double the amount of...

    Luckily I decided to double the amount of supplies before the order was shipped out. Shirts will be ordered on Monday afternoon. That means that is the deadline for getting your order in. I will...
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    While using royalty free music if definitely...

    While using royalty free music if definitely easier, sometimes it's not really that hard to get permission to use copyrighted material. A couple years ago I wanted to use a very specific song by the...
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    After re-reading my post about the shirts, I...

    After re-reading my post about the shirts, I found that I neglected to make it clear that the ink color will be a medium gray. That should go well with every color shirt offered.
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    Everything is on track and I'm ready to start...

    Everything is on track and I'm ready to start taking orders. The only problem is the cost. Even though I did everything I could to keep the cost as low as possible, the kind of flexibility that ...
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    UPDATE - Things are moving forward. I should be...

    UPDATE - Things are moving forward. I should be set up to produce 60 shirts by this weekend or early next week. I still don't have a firm price yet because I have to wait on 1 more supplier.
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    I can get the ball rolling on this early next...

    I can get the ball rolling on this early next week. If things go right, probably by Tuesday I will have a price. By about Friday we would be able to start taking orders for shirt color and size. I...
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    No problem Greg. I'll sit back and wait. I...

    No problem Greg. I'll sit back and wait. I would be interested in a black one when you do get them done.

    Bob
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    I can take the project on. I have the equipment...

    I can take the project on. I have the equipment to make them myself. I just had one possible change to run by all of you. I love the design, but was wondering what you all thought of making it...
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    If you're going to talk about my big head, I...

    If you're going to talk about my big head, I prefer the term Melon.
  43. Thread: Cool Shot

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    That is a truly amazing shot. Nice job.

    That is a truly amazing shot. Nice job.
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    I took the busted seat tower to a couple friends...

    I took the busted seat tower to a couple friends of mine and they were actually able to fix it and probably make it stronger than when it was new. The welded a couple blocks of aluminum into the the...
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    The shock tower is pre LEX. I got it with my...

    The shock tower is pre LEX. I got it with my first cast SS back in about 2001. At the time you could get red, yellow or chome. Mine is chrome, but that doesn't matter. I kept the same tower after...
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    1st generation shock tower broke

    Is there any such thing as replacement parts for a 1st generation shock tower? I broke the part that goes from the Risse shock up to the seat base.
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    Hmmm. I have a feeling that you might be Dan. ...

    Hmmm. I have a feeling that you might be Dan. Right? If so, we should get together one or two of the nights this weekend after the Ski Show tournament. You can try out my Sky Ski.
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    Where's that video?

    Awhile back someone posted a video of a paralyzed guy riding a hydrofoil. Does anyone know where I can find that video? Can someone post it please?

    Bob
  49. It can be done. However, you're probably better...

    It can be done. However, you're probably better off upgrading your boat system to make it loud enough. Minimum of 6 very efficient tower speakers, a lot of power and a big enough alternator to keep...
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    Where in Wisconsin Are you. I'm in Wisconsin...

    Where in Wisconsin Are you. I'm in Wisconsin Rapids. Brett Erdmann is in the Green Bay area. Dennis Pinter is near Milwaukee. There's a couple guys in Madison and one near Menominee.
    We're...
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