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by junebug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: toeside 180 tack ... anyone got advice
Replies: 36
Views: 9030

Re: toeside 180 tack ... anyone got advice

Thanks! That would’ve been helpful a few months ago, although I agree with Pedro Marcos, who posted that this is easier to learn well-powered. Now I find them easier to do underpowered, but, when learning, I thought more power was easier.
by junebug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: toeside 180 tack ... anyone got advice
Replies: 36
Views: 9030

Re: toeside 180 tack ... anyone got advice

Is there any video tutorial on this maneuver? I have only found the BRM videos and some Horue ones where you dont really see kite positioning? Gunnar, one for your tutorial series? Thanks! I found this when I was learning. I can’t translate it, but it does show the kite pretty well: https://m.youtu...
by junebug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

I second the vote for a single front hook to learn with on day 1. Once you are comfortable going both directions, I would switch to 2 front hooks. The 2 front hook configuration will make foot-switches easier.
by junebug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Teaching wife hydrofoil.
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: Teaching wife hydrofoil.

I was too honest with my wife about the learning process. I had a few close calls jackknifing the foil, getting the foil caught in my lines, hitting sharks with the foil, etc. She’s too scared to try.
by junebug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil skill progression steps
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Hydrofoil skill progression steps

I hadn't thought of just looping the kite and going for it. Will have to give 360s a go. Should at least be funny for the people watching from the shore I learned the 360 by breaking it down into 2 parts. I first just tried to carve upwind. It took some practice to understand pushing out on the bar...
by junebug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil skill progression steps
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Hydrofoil skill progression steps

I should have been clearer in my original post. For me, getting the foot switch flying all the way through was much harder than 360s/180s. I have edited my original post.
by junebug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil skill progression steps
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Hydrofoil skill progression steps

For me, the progression of transitions has gone: Jibe to toeside no switch Jibe to heelside no switch Jibe to toeside with switch (this took me a long time to get without touching down) Jibe to heelside with switch Heelside 360 Heelside 180 (tack without switch) Toeside 360 Toeside 180 Tack (tack wi...
by junebug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dwarfcraft 3’6” vs Groove Skate
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Dwarfcraft 3’6” vs Groove Skate

Any other pocket boards out there that people like? I’m leaning toward getting a SS micro, but, at 42 inches, I’m wondering if I won’t think it is too long in 6 months. I like what I’ve read about the Kanaha 37 inch, but I like adjustable tracks, and I don’t really want to pay $850 for a board witho...
by junebug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone Have the 2019 Slingshot DwarfCraft Micro 36?
Replies: 4
Views: 2055

Re: Anyone Have the 2019 Slingshot DwarfCraft Micro 36?

junebug wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Also curious about the weight of this board. I’m not seeing it anywhere online.
Found it. 5.2 lbs.
by junebug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dwarfcraft 4’6” to Dwarfcraft 3’6”?
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Dwarfcraft 4’6” to Dwarfcraft 3’6”?

Thanks for the recommendations. I put the foil at the 3cm mark, which is actually much closer to the back of the board than the 3cm mark on the 4’6”. Even though the stance with straps is narrower, it required more back foot pressure, but not so much more that I bothered to change it. Also, I absolu...

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