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by grtlakes
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling lessons: Ouch
Replies: 24
Views: 1172

Re: Foiling lessons: Ouch

I was in the same boat as you last April. I elected to get lessons through Real. Basically it was a lot of money to pay someone to follow me on a jet ski while I figured out how to get onto the board. If I had the choice again I would not have bothered. Time on the water in proper conditions is key....
by grtlakes
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 680
Views: 142708

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Sounds like you are overdue for some fun. Enjoy your new kites. They are awesome.
by grtlakes
Thu May 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Losing the front hook
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Losing the front hook

Thanks great advice. I like the idea of putting the hook forward. I can then use it to get away from the shore. After that I can take more time to get setup and use what I have learned here.
I also like the idea of 10 days in Cuba.
by grtlakes
Thu May 09, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Losing the front hook
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Losing the front hook

Any tips on losing the front hook and going strapless? I tried tonight but it was a nonstarter. Disorganized onshore wind driven chop and incompetence. I had issues with keeping the board pressed against my feet as it drifted away at alternating angles. I was at a spot with limited room downwind (po...
by grtlakes
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New to this, is it realistic to teach myself?
Replies: 58
Views: 2623

Re: New to this, is it realistic to teach myself?

A few questions. Why? Would you buy an aircraft, paraglider, car, and teach yourself? Do you understand the repercussions of failing? Toronto has the greatlakes. Deep water. Cold water. Off shore winds. Not too many options for long deserted beaches. This topic is reoccurring. Nothing new here. Plen...
by grtlakes
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 683 top speed, what style and conditions.
Replies: 39
Views: 3518

Re: Moses 683 top speed, what style and conditions.

You kill me Dave.

Nice review thanks.
by grtlakes
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: *Stolen* Kite Gear - North, Prolimit, ION - Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: *Stolen* Kite Gear - North, Prolimit, ION - Canada

Sorry about your luck. Hopefully you have good insurance.
by grtlakes
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Leg burn
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: Leg burn

Once again thanks. Relaxed position helped. So did moving the mast forward. No burn at all now.
I loved the go to the gym comment made me laugh. I run about 2 hours a week. While pretending its fun so thats not an issue.
by grtlakes
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Leg burn
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: Leg burn

Thanks everyone.
I found the advice helpful and just relaxed. Much better.
by grtlakes
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Leg burn
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Leg burn

Great day in OBX today. Quick question. I was out of LF Galaxy and foil fish. I had a great time except I need some advice. My legs were feeling a lot of pressure. I figure it is some kind of balance issue. The mast is set all the way back and the front foot hook is set far forward. I hear about guy...

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