Learning on a low aspect large foil may not be such a great thing !!
Took out a medium to high aspect foil (Lift prototype) with a larger board , just to try it .
This is actually much easier to learn on, as you start riding the board as you would your surf board
Then as you get a little speed the foil generates some lift ,lean back a bit & you rise on the foil & when you loss that lift , you are back on the board ..again & continue riding a directional.
Once you learn to ride this , you can then go to a large foil to do freestyle .
The small foil has a tendency to slow the kangaroo-ing that every one suffers from .
Also with less lift & a larger Board Jives are much easier, as you can do it ,with the board on the water & then build your speed up again to foil toe side .
Tried this lift & was impressed in how much easier it is than my current foils on the negative side High aspect foils are much more difficult to ride in waves & make slow turns on ,
So you have a trade off .
Can happily Jive my Lift & Medium aspect Zeeko but when I put my High aspect Zeeko foil on , have a hell of a time jiving .
So far there are pros & cons to doth ways .
The only real problem I run into is swapping foils board & aspect ratio's means some days ,it can take 3 minutes to get used to the different combinations.
PS I do all of this in 18 to 30Mph winds with swells , seldom do I get out in 10 to 14 MPH which is Much easier for all combination
Love my foiling but for me a hell of a long learning curve .