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by GCKiter
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions?
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions

I agree Blackrat, it's a matter of preference and I'm at that stage where to progress further I need to get better on my less dominant stance. Practice, practice, practice!
by GCKiter
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions?
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions

Thanks for all the great advice. I know it will come together, I've just gotten complacent in carving to toeside and not switching feet. There's so much to learn in this sport and sometimes when you get those seldom epic conditions I have a tendency to want to ride the waves out all on my good side.
by GCKiter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions?
Replies: 18
Views: 999

What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions?

I'm having issues with my less dominant stance ( goofy ) specifically when I turn downwind. It just has a totally unnatural feel to it. Are there things I can do to make it easier.
by GCKiter
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless
Replies: 41
Views: 4023

Re: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless

After reading this thread this is definitely something I want to accomplish. I been foiling for 8mths now and can jibe toeside all day long but still have trouble setting up for a roll tack. I still use my front strap SB style and no back strap. When I'm powering up into the wind would it help to at...
by GCKiter
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: slingshot vs liquid force for beginner
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: slingshot vs liquid force for beginner

I know we all have our preferences and in my case I prefer the LF foil fish for learning. I originally started out with the full length mast and then tried the shorter version ( 2ft.) which really helped solve the porpoise effect that all beginners go thru. The board has plenty of volume although th...
by GCKiter
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stance width
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Stance width

I'm in Mitaka's camp. I've been committed to foiling for the last 6mths and being a wave rider at heart I tend to have a narrower stance. It feels more comfortable riding waves,carving turns and going downwind. I widen my stance going to windward and increasing speed but for now my preference is jus...
by GCKiter
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

I was riding my LF foil fish. At first I didn't stay with the board because i was trying to water launch the kite and I let the board get away drifting downwind. Now I'll try and keep the board close by to have more options should something like this happen again. Went back out today on a downwinder...
by GCKiter
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

Hey thanks for the suggestions,I seem to push the low end limits of the wind a lot just to get that last session before the breeze drops completely. Now that I've experienced some of the characteristics of this particular kite, I'll try and anticipate when to start hauling ass to shore!
by GCKiter
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

It landed trailing edge but twisted on a wave before I could water start.
by GCKiter
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Kitemare on my Diablo

Went out yesterday in 9-12 with light seas.Had a great session for the first 45min. ,then a noticeable wind drop. I began making my way back to the shore on my goofy stance on the foil when I dropped the kite in the water,was able to get 1 wing tip up but just not enough breeze to water launch. Half...

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