Kitesurf depuis/since : 1993
Messages : 4334
Age : 56
Localisation : Oléron
Weight/Poids: : 70 kg
Foil: : Foils divers selon les années
Kites/Ailes: : Airush Ultra, Cabrinha Radar, North Evo ...
Wind/Vent: : 5 -> 25
Inscription : 07/10/2008
|Sujet: Premier kitefoiler historique ? Sam 21 Déc 2013 - 18:56|| |
Mike Murphy le boss de http://www.nextfoils.com/
dans une réponse une question technique m'a précisé ça:
Pour la traduction, merci de patienter, j'ai des trucs à faire pour l'instant:
If you ever are going to do an article on the history of kite foil boarding, I would like to put my bid in to be the first. When I originally came out with the Air Chair in 1988 (sit down towable hydrofoil) I made a trip across the US promoting it. I stopped at a place called Hood River in Oregon where I ran into a man named Cory Rosner who had just come out with the first kite for towing skiers. It was called a Kite Ski. I would imagine that you are probably familiar with this product. There were just a handful of guys using it at the time. Cory used an oversized waterski with a kite. We tied a 20' ski rope with a handle to his harness and was blown about 45mph. He drug the ski handle behind him, attached to his harness. Out first attempt was a failure. Didn't have the power to pull me up, there wasn't enough wind and there was too much drag on Cory to hold the handle. Second attempt, I started behind a PWC, got on plane and then did a handle switch from the PWC to Cory. Two days later I rode the sit down hydrofoil under a kite by myself. Approximately one month later I did my first invert under the kite.
I believe this would be the first ride under a kite on a hydrofoil. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
J'ai une K7 en format NTSC qui accompagnait le Kiteski acheté à Cory Roeseler en 95 où l'on voit Cory sur un Airchair sous son Kiteski... Si personne n'affirme avoir été en foil sous un cerf-volant avant 88, alors ce sera bien le premier à l'avoir fait !