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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:44 am 
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I have just been emailed the following pictures taken by someone claiming to be a joy flight pilot working along the Californian coast. They appear to show prototype AI Tandems undergoing testing. Sadly the batteries in his digital camera died so there are only two photo’s.
In the email he reports that the new AI Tandem appears to be an adaption of the now defunct Trifoiler mated to the Oasis Tandem hull. The hull does indeed lift up on foils. He thinks that Hobie must have had some Trifoiler parts left over.
Other changes he noticed were much longer Turbo fins and paddle shafts. He speculates that this is so they can be used when planing on the foils.
Can’t wait for the final release version! :wink:

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 Post subject: that looks pretty cool
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:57 am 
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Will the boat be faster now? Is there a hull speed?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:01 am 
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Me thinks someone is having fun with photoshop. :lol:

APRIL FOOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:34 am 
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That is too funny, Yakaholic!

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 Post subject: its getting cooler
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:56 am 
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it does look like fun

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:19 am 
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Nice photo shop job. the same shadow on the sail in both pics gave it away :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:15 pm 
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Yep , your right. Same boat in the back ground also.
I don't care, I want one anyway. Sign me up!

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 Post subject: It is a tandem after all
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:37 am 
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Well it is a 2 seater. So why can't Hobie just re-release the Tri-foiler and call it the "AI Tandem".


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