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lashburn1
04-03-2017, 12:23 PM
has then already been Discussed?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPxiSU-1tdo

jsx30
04-03-2017, 12:27 PM
I hope somebody on here has tried it. I really want to check it out.

lashburn1
04-03-2017, 12:36 PM
I feel Like I would want to be strapped in a bit?
Looks like feet would not hold we on aggressive maneuvers

SchuyHigh
04-03-2017, 01:14 PM
Looks like it could come up and slice your melon open!

gt23
04-03-2017, 02:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIkOprI3moU

for kite foiling sure, wake... no thanks; don't see the point myself. I'm not a fan of such a large "Fin" that could cause serious damage to my boat, body, or the ones i love; and where the heck do you store a board like that on the vessel - all in all not my thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sxGYLJ0o0 - that looks like what it was built for.

LDA6339
04-03-2017, 02:21 PM
I'd try it for sure, probably wouldn't buy it unless I just fell in love with it. Definitely wouldn't buy without a demo and probably wouldn't pay as much as they want for it, all that to say it wasn't meant to be.


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rtw_travel
04-03-2017, 03:47 PM
That looks fun - I wonder how long it will be until they make a kit to adapt their foil to some of the more common wakesurf boards... like my Inland Surfer Blue Lake V2 (in case they are reading...) That should bring the price down.

I'm not too worried about the danger aspect - it looks like you're going relatively slowly, and its hard to conceive of a situation where you'd hit the foil. Some of the kite foilers look like they don't even have footstraps.

Skyskiguy
04-03-2017, 05:23 PM
has then already been Discussed?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPxiSU-1tdo

Recently discussed:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=78562
Put me down as one vote for "strapped in".

Burdhntr
04-04-2017, 08:23 AM
I've used one behind my boat. Buddy bought it for kiteboarding. Wanted to try it in a more "controlled" environment. It's like a Sky Ski it terms of learning curve. Expect to get slapped down a few times (or many). I'll add that you definitely don't want to be strapped into this thing. Start on the shortest bar length first and work your way up.

Loewen
04-04-2017, 02:06 PM
So, someone converted an AirChair into a surf version? Used to have guys at local lake who did the air chair thing a lot. Have seen some enormous crashes from their big airs.

twobros
07-21-2017, 12:09 AM
Bought one for this season. Kids (11yo, 10yo) fight over who goes next. My ski buddy and I (mid 40's) think its the best thing we have of all the toys.

I haven't mastered it yet (i'm always driving), but everyone agrees the combination of height and smooth/silent running is the best part. its a unique ride. even my wife wanted to try it.

storage is harder than most items; I have a '98 Maristar without tower. Have to keep it on the sundeck with foil down in the banquette seating. Slingshot does provide a great foil cover that protects your interior from cuts, etc. its manageable but it isn't fitting in a locker.

Learning curve for my kids, both able to wakeboard and surf, was about two dedicated hours of towing for them to learn the get-up (easy part) and the stay-up and fly (hard part). They can both fly consistently for miles down the river.

Price is high but I split with my buddy and we would do it again. I think we got it for street price of $1400+TTL.