Barryg101 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:13 amI'm learning now and tried firstly with strapless was a nightmare to get the board in position and spent say to much time struggling in the water ... a friend said yo use only front straps worked like an absolute charm 100 times easier and really fun , have the straps loose and your ankles willl be fine.
Definatley wear a helmet and possibly and impact vest ..
Enjoy the lovely feeling
Laughingman wrote: ↑Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:55 pmMy wife and I both wasted more then a day trying to learn with a hook on the front. I do not recommend it, you will get injured more by loosing control of the board and falling on the foil while water starting then you will using a strap. Use one or two straps on the front only. Leave them lose you only need them for water start. It is not dangerous at all. I thought it was before I tried it but once you do you will see it is fine. Trying to hold your feet on the board strapless while learning how the foil changes the dynamics of the board and keeping your kite in position to quickly dive for water start is very very difficult at the start when you really need to be focusing on riding the board and starting to fly.
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