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The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby Okkiteboarder » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:21 pm

💥The Most Important Skill For Kite Foiling💥
💦A Progression For Present & Future Foilers🌊
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Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby fluidity » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:19 am

Interesting post!
I've not foiled before but i saw something similar. I might have to construct myself an unpowered onewheel and try it with a kite :thumb:

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Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby alkiter » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:36 pm

Absolutely true about the Onewheel!

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Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby lovethepirk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:52 pm

I tell this to every person learning to foil. It's NOT front foot pressure you need. It's front hip pressure.

Stand upright with a wide stance and put your hip on the edge of a couch. Now push the couch using only that hip. That's the forward hip pressure and posture you will need to feel when learning. Once you learn, and your legs start burning you will fast learn the relax and chill stance. :wink:

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Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby Okkiteboarder » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:07 am

fluidity wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:19 am
Interesting post!
I've not foiled before but i saw something similar. I might have to construct myself an unpowered onewheel and try it with a kite :thumb:
Please let me know how this venture turns out. :D :o

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Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby Matteo V » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 am

Somebody put a "trotter" Chinese knock off one wheel in my garage and it was awesome!. But the actual "onewheel" is waaaaayyyy better. Ain't got the dough for that though. Funny that the Chinese knockoff is good enough to make you know that you need the real thing to really be happy.


Good stuff from OKkiteboarder. This guy has to get out of OK. That place may be a "beautiful desert", but he can reach more aspiring kiters elsewhere. Looks like a potentially good instructor. And I hope my reputation would not hinder this path, though maybe I would like to have him stay. Would be sad to lose him, and would miss him from the Midwest. Almost no one to direct newbies without gear to for instruction here anymore. Gotta take it upon ourselves to help out with aspiring kiteboarders with their own gear. Pro lessons are much better.

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Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby bigtone667 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:34 am

I would have thought earning good money was the first skill required for foiling.

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Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Postby Zandman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:18 pm

Matteo V wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 am
But the actual "onewheel" is waaaaayyyy better.
Hi Matteo

can you please tell us a bit more about that? Tried both? How do they compare?

I wanna buy one but the onewheel here costs 3 times more and practically does not have any service or support.
The trotter on the other hand is sold with 2 years warranty from a big shop that has excellent support and service.

Thanks in advance!


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