bigtone667 wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:04 am
All I can say is expect a satisfying physical workout. Your arms and shoulders will be sore.
I think the little but not to hard (compared to windsurfing) workout is an important point. Motivated by this I also started to just ride unhooked with my drift kites, which is similar but not the same as lack of control over wings pitch which you just have with a foil wing.
@Gunnar: Thanks anyway, it was also my result. I think the shapers in Hawaii already found good shapes (very fat but small outlines) but there not yet accessible, especially not in Europe.
Even if I always had doupt about inflatables in this case the demands (slow riding, fat shape, etc.) may fit better than in any other diciplin so I ordered this one and will report compared to hardboards if it is just crap or usable, at least outline, volume, strap and foil conector seems to fit pretty well for my demands, ... and unfortunately the pump I have to carry for the wings anyway.
https://www.mantafoils.com/e-shop/Infla ... p142975020
Had now my around 5th session, starting to switch inbetween mono and stabifoil to see what I will like more. Also started tacks which also felt pretty easy and also here around Nr. 3 was full flying, therefore allowed imediately to also do 360
Maybe didn't have perfect hand technic yet, but just wonder how (less) compfortable this could be with just hand straps instead of the duotone boom. Will try those wings one day for sure.