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Kite Foil Gold Cup: The raptor

From sail-world.com

Raptor kitefoil

Earlier this year, the first stop of The Kite Foil Gold Cup was held in La Venta, Baja Mexico. The event was loaded with international talent and a large variety of board and foiling combinations from around the globe. Short, skinny, rounded edges, blunt noses, pointed tails, you name it, but nothing, stood out like Adam Koch’s entry, the conceptual Raptor which was completed just days before contest time.

Adam is back on Maui now where internet speeds are faster than the escargot pace of Baja and sends us this report in the board!

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Adam Koch Custom Designs – AK55 first test session

This is the very first session on my new freeride, hydrofoil specific kiteboard. Inspired by the Americas Cup and Moth sailing designs. You can see there is a learning curve. You have to erase all the old school board habits and simply ride the hydrofoil more. By session number 4 I have become more comfortable with the possibilities a board like this can offer.
Although this is cutting edge and for sure the first of it’s kind… I take the information from this forward thinking board and apply them to more traditional designs.
Pushing the limits forward is my frame of mind while hanging onto what we have learned from the past. I hope you enjoy and thank you for all your support.