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By Matthew Abercrombie (slicktrick699) on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 3:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have a friend of mine who's buddy is a big foiler. His buddy claims he can go all the way around the boat while riding? Is this even possible or is this guy rideing on another level that can not be imagined? I do not foil so all the input would be great.
 
By JT (peachman) on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 9:04 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It's possible, I've driven several and done a few on a foil myself. You have to have a driver that is really in sinc with the skier. The skier calls out the around the boat with a hand signal and the driver response with the same (we use a circular fist motion above the head).

This is done by cutting out wide to one side and then having the boat driver turn back in to and underneath the rider while the rider continues around behind the boat. The boat then continues in the opposite direction with the rider.

I've never done it, but did see video of a double round the boat with two foils doing the around the boat. SICK!
Here is a pic:
http://airjunky.com/temp/RTB2.JPG

JT

 
By Brian Stroup (bstroop) on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 10:50 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
There's also a vid of it on foilfreaks.com

Watch the Lake Powell video in the 2003 or 2004 section.

 
By Matthew Abercrombie (slicktrick699) on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 2:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wow!!!!!! Thanks for all of the info. Apparently the guy who is the big hot dog around here with this comes out 2 my lake sometimes. maybe I will have the chance to see it in person. JT did you get your boat from Malibu Corky?
 
By JT (peachman) on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 5:29 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Slicktrick,

You bet, glad you enjoyed it.

Yes, I got my boat from the Yacht Club and worked with Rocky. He's a good guy.

Where are you from?

JT

 
By Matthew Abercrombie (slicktrick699) on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 8:21 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I live out by Liberty Lake... I hear the guys at the Yacht Club are great to work with..
 
By wake (buguru) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 10:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey there SLICK... Says you dont have a boat. I know some people that might be able to help ya out!!
 
By Matthew Abercrombie (slicktrick699) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 10:53 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Man that would be great. From what I hear you are the man to buy from. I was thinking maybe a vlx loaded but tell me about the oil head motors? Have they had any problems?
 
By wake (buguru) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 10:55 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Oil Head motors? You must be thinking of an LY6?
 
By Matthew Abercrombie (slicktrick699) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 10:58 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I heard thats what you put in your hair...Sorry for the confusion
 
By JT (peachman) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 11:31 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Check it...

Murphy, submarine to Around the Boat! Boat driver was as good or better than the skier in this trick.

http://tinyurl.com/2ksabs

JT

 
By Matthew Abercrombie (slicktrick699) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 12:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That was sick...... Thats what im talking about..
 
By Sean M (magic) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 2:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
We used to do this all of the time, the driver is key, so is rope tension. I found driving a Direct Drive boat for this easier than a V-Drive but both work well enough. Need to have some one watch the rope on the tower too, don't want it to get caught up on anything.

Doing doubles is harder, the guy going the other way has to be a pretty good foiler.

Doing this on a wakeskate makes for some funny crashes too!

 
By Matthew Abercrombie (slicktrick699) on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 4:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
wow on a wakeskate? now that is a video I would like to see..
 

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