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DOCDRS
08-19-2010, 12:51 AM
this is just sooooooo much fun....ya have to try it


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4906630626_e56b613504.jpghttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4906632708_4d6f07fb04_z.jpg

rc5695
08-19-2010, 12:59 PM
I've been wanting to try one of those for a LONG time!!!!!! Just never met anybody closeby with one to try... I heard the falls hurt pretty bad too ;-)

loudsubz
08-19-2010, 03:42 PM
I've been wanting to try that for a few years now. I also heard the falls can hurt bad but more of a solid impact vs ACL and foot/knee injuries like you get in wakeboarding.

How much is the initial startup cost for the equipment? How is the learning curve compared to wakeboarding?

lewisb13
08-19-2010, 03:47 PM
I bet thats a really good workout for your core.

RideNH
08-19-2010, 04:20 PM
I've heard that's a blast

Waynes345
08-19-2010, 04:48 PM
How long did it take you to get to the point where you are flying like that?

baller40
08-19-2010, 05:13 PM
A guy across the river from me had a gekko and he had one of these. The air he would get was just crazy! He could just be riding in the flats and pull off backflips and some other crazy moves. I want to try this so bad!

baller40
08-19-2010, 05:16 PM
How long did it take you to get to the point where you are flying like that?

Also I watched the guy teaching newbies to do it. It didn't seem that hard. They were even jumping-no tricks though. Too bad they moved, I wish I could have went with them or borrowed it once.

lewisb13
08-19-2010, 05:17 PM
Arent these things like $1300 new?

DOCDRS
08-19-2010, 06:10 PM
thats after about 6 sessions on it....made a big leap when i had someone who knew what they were doing to help out, now working on flips.....no hard falls yet...... i went all out and that one is about 3G....a basic is about 1500 new

badasshybrid
08-19-2010, 06:32 PM
That looks like alot of fun.

Hydrofoiljunky
08-19-2010, 06:32 PM
Looking good Doc, not in a gay way LOL But your riding is. Handle Position looks spot on, Your takeoff in those photos look awesome, you can definately tell your getting some instruction from someones who has been riding a bit :-) Keep it up Man

DOCDRS
08-21-2010, 02:31 PM
I keep landing on my head when i try my gainers......my rotation seems to stop upside down.......ya cdnstevo has helped me on the jumps, we have about 7 of us in a 100 mile radius to have fun with

Ian Brantford
08-21-2010, 05:28 PM
thats after about 6 sessions on it....made a big leap when i had someone who knew what they were doing to help out, now working on flips.....no hard falls yet...... i went all out and that one is about 3G....a basic is about 1500 new

You can skip the basic ones. They exist solely to offer a low price point. Most people will outgrow them quickly.

That said, hydrofoils do offer the steepest learning curve among watersports. However, it is also the most hilarious for both rider and spectator.

Hydrofoilers tend to be allowed to appear once at each wakeboarding show... and then never allowed to return. They steal the show because they offer such a visual spectacle.