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by GCKiter
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wind meters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: Wind meters?

Haven't used wind meters in several years.I tend to look at local conditions i.e. Sea state,warning flags on beach, sand blowing on beach,beach umbrellas rolling across beach, shaded wind-line out in water etc., when the breeze starts dropping it becomes a little more difficult especially if your tr...
by GCKiter
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 24
Views: 2216

Re: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?

I've never used a impact vest since I started foiling. I started using a helmet after having a few face plants when I first began foiling. Now that I have upgraded from a LF foil fish to a Moses fluente my speed has increased dramatically so I'm reconsidering the impact vest but being a wave rider I...
by GCKiter
Mon May 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling with Seabirds
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Yeah it's pretty cool looking around at all the sea life a meter off the water. Haven't seen to many seabirds other than pelicans but have seen plenty of dolphin, rays, sharks, turtles , and fish. Now if I could only mount my GoPro in the right location to catch a lot of it.
by GCKiter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Turns and more turns...
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Turns and more turns...

Now that's a list that everyone one would have envy to master. I'm at the stage of just trying to consistently complete jibes on a regular basis. I've become lazy doing toeside jibes most of the time. Practice,Practice, Practice!
by GCKiter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Screws loosening themselves ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1860

Re: Screws loosening themselves ?

I've experienced a few situations where my mast to fuselage bolts have worked there way loose. I think most the time it's caused from unexpectedly hitting sandbars. My wings have never become loose but I never take the wings off the fuselage.I use a product called 'never cease' to help with the galv...
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: 1645

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: 1645

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: 1645

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: 4602

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: 1814

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...

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