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by GCKiter
Mon May 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling with Seabirds
Replies: 15
Views: 839

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: 1054

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: 1574

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 4263

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: 1630

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: 1264

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: 15
Views: 2188

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...

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