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Foil Pump Contest Results & Clip

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Created by pohaku 2 months ago, 16 Mar 2020
pohaku
NSW, 479 posts
16 Mar 2020 7:08AM
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Check out the clip link below. Interesting concept. www.instagram.com/tv/B9wZq3mJNQY/?igshid=1gslbtfdtxxg1

1st Austin Kalama (GoFoil)
2nd Tucker McGrath (GoFoil)
3rd Mike Pedigo (GoFoil)





sounds like GL180 is the wing to win on!

Hdip
61 posts
16 Mar 2020 9:10AM
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Ericfoil in 5th! Regular guy keeping up with the pros. Wonder if he was on his onofoil. Oh just watched video. Obviously on his axis setup.

what a crazy crowd to have to run through with a foil

toppleover
QLD, 1661 posts
16 Mar 2020 11:20AM
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Hdip said..
Ericfoil in 5th! Regular guy keeping up with the pros. Wonder if he was on his onofoil.


It shows Eric on a HA Axis in the Insta clip posted above.

Holoholo
59 posts
16 Mar 2020 10:01AM
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Different Eric- the guy from Progression Project Podcast I believe...........

frenchfoiler
154 posts
16 Mar 2020 3:54PM
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Looks like a fun event, I like the idea, I can see this format getting popular.

flkiter
47 posts
16 Mar 2020 7:24PM
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It is the most intense work out I've done in a long time. I came in second on the sup foil portion. I highly recommend this format for contest. Also a distance run of you get one wave and you can keep catching waves and pumping till you come off foil and we're talking about a race of doing a mile down the coast and back only by wave.
The format was set up with thoughts that we would have a strong North wind (side shore) so foil down and run back but, it was perfect light on shore winds so no limit to go both directions along the beach. Running through the kids and drunk spring breakers was a good challenge also.

pohaku
NSW, 479 posts
17 Mar 2020 10:57AM
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flkiter said..
It is the most intense work out I've done in a long time. I came in second on the sup foil portion. I highly recommend this format for contest. Also a distance run of you get one wave and you can keep catching waves and pumping till you come off foil and we're talking about a race of doing a mile down the coast and back only by wave.
The format was set up with thoughts that we would have a strong North wind (side shore) so foil down and run back but, it was perfect light on shore winds so no limit to go both directions along the beach. Running through the kids and drunk spring breakers was a good challenge also.


Awesome mate. I didn't see the sup results. Can you post?

DWF
187 posts
17 Mar 2020 9:36AM
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Holoholo said..
Different Eric- the guy from Progression Project Podcast I believe...........

EricFoil from instagram. Not the Erik who runs the podcast. That Erik, did not show up, even though he lives 2 hours north of the contest. Ericfoil flew in from Texas.

flkiter
47 posts
17 Mar 2020 11:41AM
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For the sup section results
Austin Kalama 1st
Nick O'Bea 2nd
Damion Leroy 3rd
Alex Aguera 4th

Austin is on a different level, and amazing to watch in person. I would be finishing the first foil run and just getting to the beach to run back up and Austin would be foiling back up on his second lap not having to run up. For the other 3 of us it was a game of shoots and ladders. Luck and skill. I highly recommend getting some friends together and doing this foil down and run back up. I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. Kalama did several races that day, amazing athlete. Damion will be a a challenge in the future for sure. He came with a big surf wing, sup with no handle and an ankle leash. Once he gets on a high aspect foil, gets the pump rhythm and a proper board and leash set up, he'll be killing it.

pohaku
NSW, 479 posts
17 Mar 2020 3:42PM
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flkiter said..
For the sup section results
Austin Kalama 1st
Nick O'Bea 2nd
Damion Leroy 3rd
Alex Aguera 4th

Austin is on a different level, and amazing to watch in person. I would be finishing the first foil run and just getting to the beach to run back up and Austin would be foiling back up on his second lap not having to run up. For the other 3 of us it was a game of shoots and ladders. Luck and skill. I highly recommend getting some friends together and doing this foil down and run back up. I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. Kalama did several races that day, amazing athlete. Damion will be a a challenge in the future for sure. He came with a big surf wing, sup with no handle and an ankle leash. Once he gets on a high aspect foil, gets the pump rhythm and a proper board and leash set up, he'll be killing it.


Austin is a freak. I was over on Maui for the team rider "fly with us" weekend. Here I am just cruising on a couple of waves and Austin's doing 360s, back flips and all kinds of unthinkable moves.. foiling is next level for sure.

flkiter
47 posts
17 Mar 2020 1:24PM
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A bunch of stuff will be popping up on these Instagrams.
@foilsurfracingleague @foiloutlet @redbull @neilpryde_foils @dakine @briankgrubb @goodbreezekite

colas
3836 posts
17 Mar 2020 1:35PM
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The video has been posted on youtube, easier to watch:

frenchfoiler
154 posts
17 Mar 2020 3:03PM
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I checked the rules but I'm sure to understand exactly how it was working.

On the video we don't see the all thing.

colas
3836 posts
17 Mar 2020 5:03PM
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It was not clear at all.

My guess is that you had to do loops between two imaginary lines:
- one joining the white triangular buoy on the left and (i guess) a flag on the beach at its level
- one joining the orange cylindrical buoy on the right, and a white and blue flag on the beach, the one the camera shows at 0:47

Having this amidst bathers and kids potentially hidden by chop seems quite irresponsible, however.

hilly
WA, 5260 posts
17 Mar 2020 6:52PM
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Makes for amazing viewing, not.

kobo
NSW, 215 posts
18 Mar 2020 6:13AM
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I'm with you Hilly it's complete crap

Windgenuity
NSW, 349 posts
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18 Mar 2020 10:01AM
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Whilst it's all a bit hard to follow on that clip (can't believe it wasn't covered better), these are very early days of a concept that could have some merit once it's ironed out.

Personally I would have liked to see the running up the beach part removed. Start the event from the out side buoy (i.e. start with catching a wave) outside the box. Maybe pick a better location with deeper channels but much better waves.

I like it, look forward to seeing where this leads.

Colas, agree. seemed to be a few too many people in the way.

Ride safe,

JB

DWF
187 posts
18 Mar 2020 11:17PM
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A little background on how the contest came to be. Every year there is a big surf festival on that date. Just 2-3 weeks prior to that date, RedBull offered up some money to the local kite/foiling shop to have a foil event. Bam! Calls went out to all the locals, to do test runs and figure out how to do this contest on such short notice.

It came together so fast....

They have lots of ideas to improve it for next year.

Windgenuity
NSW, 349 posts
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19 Mar 2020 1:29PM
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DWF said..
A little background on how the contest came to be. Every year there is a big surf festival on that date. Just 2-3 weeks prior to that date, RedBull offered up some money to the local kite/foiling shop to have a foil event. Bam! Calls went out to all the locals, to do test runs and figure out how to do this contest on such short notice.

It came together so fast....

They have lots of ideas to improve it for next year.


Thanks DWF, Great to hear they got it all together in such a short time. Like all first events, there's some wrinkles to be ironed out, but as said above, think there's some good merit in the concept. Look forward to seeing round 2.

ride safe,

JB



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