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by UKSurf
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Controlling Height
Replies: 18
Views: 2751

Re: Controlling Height

I think the secret is to very slowly transfer weight from the front to back foot. The best way I have found is to lean forward and then slowly move your hips back to apply more back foot pressure. I think positioning your feet so it is "Hard to foil up" helps. A shorter mast also helps since - I am ...
by UKSurf
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil

Well 95% of my riding is in swell between 1m and 4m. As you hit into the swell the wave energy will lift you up. When you crest the swell you will need to push down with the front foot too so you follow the contours of the swell. With smaller shorter period swell you can "pump" through it like a bm...
by UKSurf
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil

Is the basic idea to ascend rapidly with the wave with back foot pressure then dive down hard on the back side of the wave? Yeah, that's basically it, but I feel you have to do less input than you think you should. My guess is there is a high pressure area in front of the wave and a low pressure ar...
by UKSurf
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil

It would be great if some more experienced hydrofoilers could give me advice about going over larger swell on a hydrofoil. Is the basic idea to ascend rapidly with the wave with back foot pressure then dive down hard on the back side of the wave?
by UKSurf
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epic Renegade Infinity anyone?
Replies: 61
Views: 6546

Re: Epic Renegade Infinity anyone?

Update on Infinity - got some good, long jumps on a very light wind day at West Dennis beach. Another guy had a 14m TS and had trouble moving and going upwind, while I could jump around 17ft on a TT. Will take that! Definitely lots of pull in the kite. I disagree like PF would usually say. How can ...
by UKSurf
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epic Renegade Infinity anyone?
Replies: 61
Views: 6546

Re: Epic Renegade Infinity anyone?

After reading a bunch of dramatically negative comments about the Infinity, I said screw this and ordered the demo from Dimitri. Today I tried the Infinity. AMAZING!! You ask about the Epic Infinity on July 20 and overwhelmingly negative reviews are posted July 20 - 21. In light of the negative rev...
by UKSurf
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Other uses for LF rocketfish board?
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Other uses for LF rocketfish board?

I have ridden it in small waves and it works well. Put on the fins and give it a go. Very easy to gybe.
by UKSurf
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Drama Episode 101 (Le Mourne)
Replies: 59
Views: 6498

Re: Kite Drama Episode 101

Another thing to bear in mind is From the video they sound like they might be Russian so personal safety might not be a priority :thumb:
by UKSurf
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Drama Episode 101 (Le Mourne)
Replies: 59
Views: 6498

Re: Kite Drama Episode 101

I think there are two groups here - people who have been tangled in their lines and those who have not. I did a self rescue once and left out just one line. Wasn't long before I was totally tangled. Luckily there was no surf and I was at the kite so could just drift in. Do not under estimate the ris...
by UKSurf
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Drama Episode 101 (Le Mourne)
Replies: 59
Views: 6498

Re: Kite Drama Episode 101

Agreed...probably the worst way to handle a tangle...wow... Why would you say that? from my experience going anywhere near the lines in heavy surf is a bad idea. If you can't relaunch Then just release the kite and let the waves take the kite it back to shore and swim in away from the kite. there a...

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