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  1. Thanks for doing this every year, Shuey.

    Thanks for doing this every year, Shuey.
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    Welcome to the foil family! :) Agreed, A used...

    Welcome to the foil family! :)

    Agreed, A used SS Pro is the minimum I would recommend. You should be able to find a used one for around $700-900. I highly recommend to get cinch straps for the...
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    Ah, I was wrong! I even had a Stache then went to...

    Ah, I was wrong! I even had a Stache then went to the Fu. I now remember they both have 4, but the Fu's are longer. I was looking at the shadows on the wing and was fooled. :slaphead:
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    The wings are the Stache/Viper. Very nice! The...

    The wings are the Stache/Viper. Very nice! The seat pad needs replaced badly, but solid other than that.
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    You look great, but need to relax. You look very...

    You look great, but need to relax. You look very tense, which is understandable in a new sport. It also looks like you are pushing up and down with your feet slightly. Focus on sitting as still as...
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    A foil that doesn't glitch in warm water can...

    A foil that doesn't glitch in warm water can possibly do it in cold water. Glitching is caused by air bubbles getting caught along trailing edges. Typically it is the tbar, so check the trailing edge...
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    That is great to hear! Sky is the limit now!...

    That is great to hear! Sky is the limit now! There is a nice section on here for tricks you might take a look at. Tons of info on this site. You might keep an eye out for others around your area on...
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    Welcome back! When you cut out to the flats and...

    Welcome back! When you cut out to the flats and glide, you want it to lift up naturally. You should need to lean forward about 45 degrees to keep it neutral. This makes it easier to jump and go...
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    You can pivot the release down a little, but if...

    You can pivot the release down a little, but if you strain it too much you will break the rubber bushing. We don't surf because it's rather boring so we haven't tried. Try it? Mine broke because we...
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    Welcome! There are several riders around your...

    Welcome! There are several riders around your state. There used to be a fly-in (an organized gathering of foilers) on Clinton Lake, Illinois. I heard they were thinking of resurrecting it next year....
  11. 1. Immediately? Some improvement. It will take...

    1. Immediately? Some improvement. It will take some time to grow into it. I had a standard AC first, and it taught me a ton of bad habits. I haven't seen you ride, but everyone I have seen graduate...
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    That is great to hear. It is very inspirational...

    That is great to hear. It is very inspirational especially to see those tricks in person! Hopefully it gave you a confidence boost to branch out. :)
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    I would highly suggest finding a store that has a...

    I would highly suggest finding a store that has a variety to try on. Every helmet fits different. I have yet to find one that fits comfortably. :/

    Unless you do all of your inverts blind, I would...
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    That one is worth I would say around $1500-$1800....

    That one is worth I would say around $1500-$1800. I had a 2005 model except with a flame board. This one looks to be in great condition, except the seat pad is in desperate need of replacement.
    It...
  15. For about $2800-$3400, I would highly recommend...

    For about $2800-$3400, I would highly recommend finding a used Sky Ski LE38. Otherwise Next Foils or Sky Ski. If you go with Next Foil, make sure you get an adjustable (sliding) rear wing. Stay far...
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    Was it when crossing the wake? Or just in a...

    Was it when crossing the wake? Or just in a straight line?
    Colder water than usual can do it. It also happens when going through a school of fish at the surface. Leaves or any debris/weeds will do...
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    I have a brand new one for sale. It has never...

    I have a brand new one for sale. It has never touched the water. I was going to use it for training people, but decided to have more room for other foils. It's a Next Foils and is basically the same...
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    $500 for a SS is a nice deal as even ancient ones...

    $500 for a SS is a nice deal as even ancient ones are usually $800-900+, depending on condition and upgrades. You typically will get most if not all your money back on selling one.

    You might post...
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    New they are priced at $2000, which this one is...

    New they are priced at $2000, which this one is brand new and never touched the water. I would let it go for $1500 + shipping. If you don't go with this, check out the Sky Ski Pro SS. I would...
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    Welcome. You will love this sport as you don't...

    Welcome. You will love this sport as you don't get tired and the sky is the limit to the potential air you can get. I have a beginner/intermediate foil for sale. It's a brand new Next Foil and is...
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    Would you throw the spreader in with it?

    Would you throw the spreader in with it?
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    I would be interested in hearing the results. I...

    I would be interested in hearing the results. I have a shorty tower as a backup.
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    Hey there you are! What's up TJ?! I figured you...

    Hey there you are! What's up TJ?! I figured you were close to 6'9". You can make custom height bushings, but the taller you go the more lateral torque gets put on the bolts on side crashes. If you...
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    LOL, no. He's on facebook, but I don't think...

    LOL, no. He's on facebook, but I don't think anyone has made a public mention of him. I could post a pic of him riding. I will have to do it from home.
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    I was helping TJ Ott last year (this year?...

    I was helping TJ Ott last year (this year? 2018...) work on air gainers, but I'm not sure if he has rode one away yet. I don't know his height, but I know his head is scraping the clouds like yours....
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    From my personal friend who brought a brand new...

    From my personal friend who brought a brand new board, it developed major cracks around the tower within the first few months. You also told him it is only a 1 year warranty, and also that it was not...
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    Be very careful. Air Chair is known for their...

    Be very careful. Air Chair is known for their boards cracking. Some people are selling their cracked ones. There also is a 3rd party retail seller who sells cracked boards without telling you.
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    Welcome! If you are down around the KC area or...

    Welcome! If you are down around the KC area or want to make a bit further drive than your own lake, we have plenty of riders around here. We have riders from newbies to about 20 years of experience....
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    Very cool! I wish I had pictures to share of what...

    Very cool! I wish I had pictures to share of what "Hop Sing" has made for the TX Fly-In... A lifelong professional cabinet builder. He is amazing!
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    Thank you for the review. Looks like a nice foil!...

    Thank you for the review. Looks like a nice foil! It seems overall the hydrofoil industry isn't very refined on their manufacturing processes. It tends to be somewhat sloppy and products aren't...
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    $600-700, depending on condition IMO. It doesn't...

    $600-700, depending on condition IMO. It doesn't have any upgrades such as velcro ankle wraps.
  32. rope 70 + handle 5 + cinch 5 = 80' :) I used to...

    rope 70 + handle 5 + cinch 5 = 80' :) I used to have to keep track because I used to switch between the cinch and the comptech. I just got a Bullet release so I don't need to. The cinch is going to...
  33. It's not a hard set length. It seems as though...

    It's not a hard set length. It seems as though lengths these days are measured with the handle. I'd say 75 with handle. Whatever is comfortable to you.
  34. 70' is a bit short for 22mph. I would suggest...

    70' is a bit short for 22mph. I would suggest 75ft. It doesn't seem like much, but slowly lengthening the rope as you ride faster is my recommendation. I'm running 85' at 24-25 mph.

    I would also...
  35. You will have to go with a foil from the 90's for...

    You will have to go with a foil from the 90's for that much, and a bit medieval. If she just wants to fly around it might get her by. I would stay far away from Stealths. I know because I...
  36. I assume you are talking something dramatic like...

    I assume you are talking something dramatic like the Stealth one? I tried the one that came with my Stealth 14 years ago. It would porpoise like crazy and was not ride-able. I could only use the flat...
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    A no-stretch rope is a game changer in this...

    A no-stretch rope is a game changer in this sport. Back in the beginning I tried a ski rope and couldn't land any jumps. The very next time we went out with a no-stretch rope and was easily doing...
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    I don't have professional knowledge of metals,...

    I don't have professional knowledge of metals, but I believe once the surface is broken, the object is weakened significantly. Think of a rod being bent - once the surface develops a crack it loses...
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    I know you are selling it anyway, but as a heads...

    I know you are selling it anyway, but as a heads up - the tbars with only three holes are not designed to hold up to the larger 5 hole wings. A lot more power is put through the tbar with big wings...
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    Nice! Give Lonnie a call if his product would...

    Nice!
    Give Lonnie a call if his product would work. I would hope he would take it back with full refund if he says yes and it doesn't?
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    You can also loosen your seat tower -> board...

    You can also loosen your seat tower -> board bolts. This will allow the bottom of the tower to expand when you slide the tbar in. Once the tbar is in, re-tighten the bolts.

    (to clarify - the bolts...
  42. Thread: 2017 Goals

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    The float behind you at 41 seconds...

    The float behind you at 41 seconds...
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    Mine is tough both ways. I had people tell me...

    Mine is tough both ways.

    I had people tell me to sand my tbar... Beings that is the most expensive part of the ski, I decided not to. Good thing I didn't. My tbar slides in other's towers fine, so...
  44. Thread: 2017 Goals

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    Congratz! I thought it was going to be the...

    Congratz! I thought it was going to be the unicorn one to give it to ya. hehe. I didn't see a second attempt after your first...?
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    I would like to recommend using anti-seize on all...

    I would like to recommend using anti-seize on all of your bolts. There is a fair chance they could "gall" because aluminum does not like stainless steel. Not to mention corrosion. It's happened to me...
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    I will not disclose who "ern" is, but he's a...

    I will not disclose who "ern" is, but he's a great guy I hear... ;) He has good advice.

    I would also suggest using a fresh allen wrench if possible (sharper edges).
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    I agree. $800-$900 is a fair price. It is the...

    I agree. $800-$900 is a fair price. It is the cast version and not billet, so that reduces the price a bit. Ride it for a year or two then go for a full upgrade. You should get (nearly?) all your...
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    The difference between a roll and a gainer is:...

    The difference between a roll and a gainer is:
    roll=two hands through invert
    gainer=one hand
    I can turn a one-handed invert into a roll by holding my inside hand straight out to the side (not next...
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    I've had both cinch and malibu mark. I've also...

    I've had both cinch and malibu mark. I've also rode someone else's foil with RP3.

    Malibu Mark bindings are the best for me. They hug your foot like a shoe (entire top of foot to toes) and have a...
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    Because nobody has asked any questions... ;) ...

    Because nobody has asked any questions... ;)



    I saw you got quite a few replies on facebook.

    Obvious: Increase boat speed

    Gainer and air roll: You are waiting too long and gliding. You...
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