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Author Topic: Lift eFoil a motorized hydrofoil surfboard that ‘flies’ over the water at 25 mph  (Read 683 times)

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That is pretty neat for only 12 k 😂

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Well, yeah, but 12k really ain't that much anyways, but if fairly popular, pricing could really come down. 

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A buddy in Auckland runs a sail powered version. Can really move, and takes surprisingly little wind to get it up on the foil. 
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12 grand is a lot to this guy.  


Laird hamilton was the first to put a foil under a board.  He was tow surfing into jaws on one in the late 90s or 2000s.  Didnt really catch on. 
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Don't think I can afford the maintenance on that one anymore....

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@mike_belben not when you look at what a snow sled is, motor cycle. If ya like water, that's not really so bad

@Nebraska I hear ya, the divorce wood be costly.....

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I think I'd be bored with it, after about 20 minutes.

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I think I'd be bored with it, after about 20 minutes.
The wombman or the hydrofoil........ ;D

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I don't know.  Standing up, 2' over the water, doing 25 mph.  Something tells me when you suddenly find a sand bar or other obstacle, or the computer lets the blue smoke out suddenly, the whole "body in motion...." rule is going to apply and leave a mark.  
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One hour ride time, maybe, and $3,000 for another battery is going to make sales non-existent.
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Funny, my cousin lives on Bonaire and since few months he rent these things.Don't know or they're exactly same, but they have electric hydrofoils.  8 months per year Bonaire is a kitesurf paradise, but when the wind is gone they want to rent these things. 
There are lots of hydrofoils for kiting around here, incredible how little wind those things need. When we are kiting with 12 m2, you see some guys foiling with 6-7 m2. To me it looks a little boring, I prefer kiting in > 30 knts  ;D

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If you want a bit more exciting, you could race AC75 class boats. That's a 75ft sailing hydrofoil that's going to be raced in next years America's Cup. NZ team launched their new boat today, and reckon it could be good for 50 knots. 

America's Cup: Team New Zealand happy with new boat's impressive foiling on debut sail | Stuff.co.nz

I think that balancing a boat that size balanced on 2 foils would be a mission. The new boat is redesigned for aerodynamics as it's practically flying. 
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Since water is pretty much solid up here by January, you could always dig out the ice boat. ;D

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That looks cold. I'm allergic to cold, cuz it's cold.

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Sedge, that’s what I tell people about pain, that stuff HURTS! I’m allergic to it!
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