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Indo Board as training tool

Postby Starsky » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:39 pm

Don't know about the future of hydrofoils, but a heads up to the next wave of foilers, get on an indo board to speed your future hydrofoil learning curve? And for those already learning...lets face it, sometimes its blowing less than 10 knots!

Seriously missing the foil over the winter and dug the indo board back out.

Great tool to help approximate the balance point and train away rear foot bias.

Learning to push from grounded up to quickly establish balance is great training to water starting small foil boards.
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Re: Indo Board as training tool

Postby mig27 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:49 pm

Have not used it, but also had the same thought.
The local shop who sold them (also called balancing board) is gone. Otherwise I would definitely bought one for home training.

I thought they use this device in the Liquid Force hydrofoil tutorial series on Youtube

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Re: Indo Board as training tool

Postby Starsky » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:53 pm

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DIY: skate deck, PVC pipe, Duct Tape.

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Re: Indo Board as training tool

Postby Denisesewa » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:03 pm

Starsky wrote:
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DIY: skate deck, PVC pipe, Duct Tape.
^^ This ,
I think it helped me a bunch to prepare for learning foiling , mine is just a piece of ply with " stopper boards across the ends and pvc pipe . balance on it while watching kiting vids , try it sideways too ( with the pipe front to back.) gonna try to switch stance without touching down which I havnt pulled off yet.

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Re: Indo Board as training tool

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:08 am

Hmmm, you might all be completely spot on :wink:

But have to say, I have never really understood this ?

Of course backwards as I've learned kitesurfing and hydrofoil before using an indo board thing.

But besides showing how sensitive and difficult it is (which is completely spot on, agree), I can not see any resemblence ?

On an Indo board your "wrong" weight distribution will accelerate hugely - this is not the case when riding a hydrofoil - it is really sensitive yes, but it will not accelerate the same way as if going off balance on an Indo board ?

Forgive me if wrong, but I honestly think it is more about preparing about that hydrofoiling is not just lean back and fly - but way more demanding, especially for the "hidden" muscle memory you can not control with your mind :rollgrin:

Sorry if way off, but honestly what I think....

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Re: Indo Board as training tool

Postby Starsky » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:31 am

Your right, its not foiling, its a pipe and a board. Kinda uncanny that something so simple develops nearly the same balance! Or at least a form of balance your just not exposed to when riding a board using edges. The Indo board shares that super fine balance point and trains you to engage front foot bias.

If your going to dive into foiling, an indo board is just a cheap easy tool to get you breaking old reflexes early and often.

If your the kind of student who shows up to their first kite lesson having mastered the two line trainer. Try one. I'm pretty certain getting good at it will help your foiling progression. it certainly won't set you back.


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