"Stolen" from Toxic isn't quite right in this case. While the shape of the rear edge of the SS Bat Wing front blade is similar, the front edge & winglets are completely different. It also doesn't have the sharp edges that sliced my thigh wide open. Over 70 stitches... want some pictures of it? You can say that shapes were "stolen" about anything.... hey, I think my Corvette body shape was stolen from the old Ferrari designs. The fact is that every single part of SS & AC has been designed from rider input. Want to see all the shapes of wings that never made it to production? Stop by their shop anytime.
The logic was this, Jon..... the weakest link in a stock foil is the front wing. Increase it's size & it will put more force on the t-bar & cause the t-bar to break. We all know of numerous broken AC & SS t-bars with aluminum wings, even been hit by them a couple of times. But all we got was bruised pretty good and never cut by one till this particular case.
BTW, I never tried to pawn this off on anyone since I was the one who rode the ski, installed the wings, threw the roll, etc. I take as much responsibility as anyone else. But every single time I've been hurt, I've taken steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. I wear a helmet, use Cinch footstays, and don't use Toxic Foils, all due to past experience. And I will encourage others to protect themselves too.
Also, note that Walker has a new design that I have never rode. And guess what? He made them less sharp & far safer. Hmmmmm, maybe he stole that design idea from AC & SS.......
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