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Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:36 am
by pikovsg
Been looking everywhere, but can't find any videos or tutorials out there.
Can do backloops, tacks, 360, supemans, rodeos, but seem to have no balls to go for a front loop.
Any tips or videos you can share?

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:51 am
by Toby
Just don’t do it strong winds.
You are the only one standing in your way!
Stop thinking and just go for it.
It’s a new movement, so you need to get used to it...with every try you will get better...and develop a feeling for the trick...until you land it.

Good luck πŸ‘πŸ»

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:32 am
by deniska
Toby, did you get in to foiling?
Love the motivation talk, but I think there is more at stake here comparing to regular TT business...
you are definitely more likely to hurt your ankles doing this stuff on HF and more likely to hurt yourself landing on a wing or a mast.
I had my 4mm suit cut on my back (lucky for me just minor cuts on the skin) and 2-3 twisted ankles in 1 year of foiling and I am mostly doing straight up jumps...
Never had those injuries in my 7 years of TT kiting..

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:40 am
by Toby
Nope.
But going for a trick is going for a trick!
Gotta do it

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:28 pm
by foilfun
The trick is to aggressively bend your front knee to keep the foil going up as you throw your body forward toward your bent knee. I do them from heelside and toeside. Practice really is the key after knowing what to try. Like on a TT or surfboard, stalling backwards to the kite is very normal when learning.So, you may need to swing the board for momentum if that happens. If you slowdown the video below, you should be able to see the technique for fronts. They are fun. Good luck!


Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:53 pm
by plummet
foilfun wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:28 pm
The trick is to aggressively bend your front knee to keep the foil going up as you throw your body forward toward your bent knee. I do them from heelside and toeside. Practice really is the key after knowing what to try. Like on a TT or surfboard, stalling backwards to the kite is very normal when learning.So, you may need to swing the board for momentum if that happens. If you slowdown the video below, you should be able to see the technique for fronts. They are fun. Good luck!

Awesome riding man. If you have some flow and style. What is the wind and kite size for that jump and wave ride combo?

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:06 pm
by foilfun
Thanks! It was light and my first day back in decent waves after a year of lake riding. I was on my 12m Rebel in 10-15ish. Because it was light early that day, I had the drone guy all to myself. 😁 He does amazing work with that thing. I feel very fortunate that he made a couple videos of me before he left.

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:56 pm
by cwood
some serious drone skills there! Beautiful

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:46 am
by NYKiter
Thoroughly enjoyed this vid :jump: :jump: :jump:

Re: Foil front loop tutorials

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:30 pm
by EOW
Note how he pull down with his front hand at 0.29, but do not loop your kite.
:idea: