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    Posted: 05 Aug 13 at 10:20am

Fact or photoshop?




Edited by robinft - 05 Aug 13 at 10:21am
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It's real, amazingly!  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote robinft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 13 at 10:37am
If the kit cost say 1000, how many do we think they would sell?

10s
100s
1000s

I reckon 1000s.
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Reckon they'll sell 10's, maybe 100's at a push (but probably spread across a number of builders..). 

Reasoning? 

You'll test this, you will like it, then your brain will start reasoning and you'll come to some inevitable conclusions in my opinion...

i) the sail is awful for this purpose (not so great IMO for the original one either!)
ii) the whole package weighs a freaking ton 
iii) it's about as aerodynamic as a breeze block
iv) some guy in a moth is going to hand you one if you get too close
v) if you're in the UK, you're pretty unlikely to be near a piece of water where an A-Class or a Moth won't offer more knots for your pennies

... then you'll buy a Moth and be happier

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I'd think that, just as Laser sailors don't expect to be faster than Contender, they'd not expect to be faster than Moths when foiling. But as an easy to sail flying beach boat, what isn't to like? Maybe Minorca sailing could get some?
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it is an abomination in the face of god
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...and the fact that you can see the water through the rudder makes me slightly suspicious of the longevity of the foils!  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 13 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by winging it

it is an abomination in the face of god



No need to sugar coat it wing wang, why don't you say what you really think..
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are the gloves off now then for the laser/kirby etc in terms of abandoning the one design thing?
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