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Sit-down hydrofoil is a relatively new type of water-skiing in which an individual does not ride directly on the water and uses his board to ride above the water. In addition, he is supported by hydrofoils which are located under the water.

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Where can I learn how to sit-down hydrofoil online?

You can use this very informative website (pdf file) in order to learn how to sit-down hydrofoil:

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How much do seats (towers) for sit-down hydrofoil cost?

Seats (towers) for sit-down hydrofoil cost $250 and up. You can purchase them at these websites: and

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What is more difficult, sit-down hydrofoil or water-skiing?

Clearly, water-skiing is a more difficult sport for the reason that the water-skier rides on the water itself, while a sit-down hydrofoil rider rides underneath the water, which decreases the friction level substantially.

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Where and when was sit-down hydrofoil created?

Sit-down hydrofoil was created in the USA by Mike Murphy and Bob Wolley in the late 1980's. For more information about the evolution of sit-down hydrofoil, check out this website:

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What kind of equipment do you need to have when doing sit-down hydrofoil?

In order to sit-down hydrofoil, you will need to the following equipment: towboat that can go between 15-30 miles per hour (with a driver and a spotter), hydrofoils, life jacket, and ski line.

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What are the different parts used in sit-down hydrofoil?

The different parts used in sit-down hydrofoil include: seat (tower), board, and hydrofoil. For more information, check out this website:

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