pj sofine wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:39 pm
I actually got an aerobic workout,can't remember gasping for breath in 16 years of kiting.So I guess mother nature won this round,but I learned a lot and actually got a few 100 foot rides.If it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger!Can't wait for some user friendly conditions,
Dude, I always thought the hydrofoilers were chilling out riding back and forth, lmfao! It's the total opposite. Learning is like riding the hydro hard. When you get good you can go for a nice walk on the hydrofoil and burn 300 calories in an hour, but if you start getting after it you will burn 1000 calories in a session easy. I wear a wrist monitor and if you do a lot of boosting you burn crazy calories, if you ride hard and fast a little less, and if you mow the lawn you can almost be talking a fast walk.
I've rode for 2 hours multiple times and burned thru 5000 calories that day...when I was learning I had to swim in from a mile out then run after my board for 2 miles downwind, then swim out a quarter mile, then swim back in, walk back, pack down...etc...burned 8000 calories that day. Brutal...I'll never forget that experience, specially b/c I should have lost my board and foil. If you ever get into trouble remember that foil is going to haul ass downwind so grab it before you start trying to relaunch your kite!
Your legs are going to burn once you start riding well, but 2 sessions after that you will learn to ride relaxed and it's a game changer! I freaking love foiling.