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Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby pikovsg » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:11 pm

- as well as how to ride toe-side comfortably both ways. Can't believe how much you learn to hydrofoil while learning to carve on the Onewheel with the raised back foot. Practically the same motion as foil, with similar pressure on front leg.

Has anyone realized this yet?!!!

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby Starsky » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:23 pm

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It's awesome, but not without its downside!

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby GCKiter » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:53 pm

An alternative but I'd much rather take my falls on the water. Hopefully now I've progressed enough where it seldom happens anymore. Got the toeside down 95% of the time now it's a matter of completing switching feet on the jibes, then I'll really be stoked!

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby Horst Sergio » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:53 am

pikovsg wrote:- as well as how to ride toe-side comfortably both ways. Can't believe how much you learn to hydrofoil while learning to carve on the Onewheel with the raised back foot. Practically the same motion as foil, with similar pressure on front leg.
Believe it :thumb: ,

but for myself stayed with the pure mechanical "mono wheel" which has for sure much less analogy to hydro foiling, just a bit when sitting on a normal or riding mono foil. On the other hand I was never happy to learn "a software", I am 100% analog and mechanical :wink: . As already said here: http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19 ... 18#p950218

And so this Canadian construction has become my daily shopping car and exercise.
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And the most important point:

It's got a full analog mechanical break!

@Starsky:
Hope you recover soon. Two years ago I also had to do a small medical operation and was profiting to have already learned hydro foiling to return quickly into sport thanks to the low forces compared to twin tip, hope you will do as well :)

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby SimonP » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:15 am

An interesting comment because I have a Onewheel but don't foil. The Onewheel is very easy to get the hang of, it probably only takes about 20 minutes. I imagine foiling is much more difficult because of the variability in the wind. Maybe I should give foiling a go, and see how quickly I pick it up. People are surprised when I tell them how expensive Onewheels are, but they are probably cheaper than a foilboard setup.

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby grigorib » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:33 am

SimonP wrote:...People are surprised when I tell them how expensive Onewheels are, but they are probably cheaper than a foilboard setup.
No, not really. You can get a decent foil setup under $1500

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby grigorib » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:41 am

Starsky wrote:IMG_3290.JPG

It's awesome, but not without its downside!
That really sucks! Besides me two people I know wiped out fairly hard. Usually damages are torn closes and bad scratches, no broken bones, knock on wood. And don't tell me about protective wear, since there's no body armor for below the knee or to cover the hip. Asphalt is hard and abrasive.
My Segway pushes back well at any speed, be it in learning or full power mode and really limits it to 12-12.5mph in full speed mode. But wiping out off the Onewheel because it bites the ground at full speed is just BS and asks for firmware update or recall which hopefully comes before class action suite. Hopefully it'll come before Chinese knockoffs will be first to address this issue. That'd be really embarrassing.

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby pikovsg » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:30 am

@SimonP Give it foiling a try. It'll transform kiting altogether for you. I barely twintip anymore since foiling.

However.

Note my original comment. I said Onewheel can greatly help teach you how to turn (jibing) and ride toe-side. It won't really help you learn to foil from ground up as much as help you to make turns once you're already foiling.

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby grigorib » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:42 am

It does resemble foiling - constant front foot pressure, pushing front foot in turns. Like a Revolution kite - pressure on front to keep going. I like all of those..

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby BOEMIX » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:47 am

Just a qüestion, is the Onewheel able to change the game also to heavy riders?


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