My next monofoil try after half a year brake was not easy - unexpectadly.
My new setup as on picture looked easiest for me, as 1500cm^2 Space Skate 65cm should be slow enough to allow my reactions and it was not. I was fighting with jumping monofoil for two hours to harness it before first 100m flight.
My conclusions are as follows:
1. Alu mast and heavy wing are enemies of easy learning. They just slow down your legs control inputs.
2. Behind boat lerning was my biggest friend half a year ago. Precise control of boat speed helps a lot in first flights. This way you can use the rule to solve one problem at a time. First learn footwork behind a boat, then copy with changing inputs from your kite.
3. Lerning to monofoil with a kite is counterintuitive in comparison with my first hydrofoil trials years ago. Main problem then, was too little speed before flight and that caused kangarooing. Here main problem is too much speed as soon as you start to fly. Solution I found after two hours was to dive the kite only enough to step on board and keep kite very high as soon as board lift off - heading into the wind as much as possible to kill overspeeding.
4. Direct undermast location of the foil makes the setup very agile in directional stability, but that is very nice and helpfull when fighting to survive above the surface.
5. To improve foil trim against the board longitudal axis i put a washer under front plate screws.
6. I wonder if it will be possible to jump with this heavy, slow foil.