Your experiences are just as I think all of us have experienced.Jzh_perth wrote:I'm new to foiling, I've bought the Liquid Force Foil Fish, after 4 sessions or so I'm starting to string runs of 100m or so up on the foil on my natural stance. Switch is not so good.
The most successful days have been in lighter conditions and a large Flysurfer - ie 10-12 knots and a Speed 4 15m.
Today the wind was a little stronger, say 14-16 knots and I thought I'd use my 8m BWS wave kite as was too strong for the Flysurfer. I felt like I'd gone backwards big time, kept crashing to windward, stalling the kite, just a real mess. Just could not get going with any consistency. As I was about to call it quits, a guy on the beach offered me a fly of his 2015 North Rebel - 10m.
Suddenly I was back up and foiling again, stringing runs together, happy days.
My question is was it the size of the kite, or style of the kite that made the difference. I'm surprised how much difference 2m made, but it was dramatic. Should a wave kite work on a hydrofoil, or do they depower too much at the edge of the window to be effective ?
Any input would be much appreciated.
ha! no need to be impressed, it is entirely based on the kookiness of not being able to ride it right foot forward (feels like starting all over again and I haven't been able to make myself tackle it yet...soon )Jzh_perth wrote:Juandesooka - riding toeside as a new foiler ? Wow impressed. I've had lots of experience riding surfboards and am very comfortable toeside, and I was hoping to to do what you describe and just ride my natural stance to learn the foil, but haven't worked out how to start off toeside. Any tips ?
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