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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby alowishus » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:57 am

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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby oregonkiter » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:09 pm

<<Keen to hear if people thought swapping the moses 550 to 590 wing was worthwhile?>>

No, similar wings

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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby flaps1111 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:35 pm

oregonkiter wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:09 pm
<<Keen to hear if people thought swapping the moses 550 to 590 wing was worthwhile?>>

No, similar wings
Just testing both 2 minutes the same day with 330 rear wing very similar to me. They say 590 is early planning perhaps with light wind.

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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby ap888 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:15 am

Interesting just got to commit switch super fast maybe slight front foot push b4 fast switch

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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:37 am

ap888 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:15 am
Interesting just got to commit switch super fast maybe slight front foot push b4 fast switch
I swear my foot changes are a hundred times slower :o I think of you're not lofting the board and using the sink, you gotta be fast.

Also amazed at how badly placed your feet can be and still keep foiling :lol:

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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby Macster » Sun May 05, 2019 11:38 pm

Update on progress:

I borrowed the 683 wing from a dealer whilst my new 683s setup is on order. Had 2 x sessions on my wife's Liquid Force foil and 2 x on the 683s wing. Cranking out toeside turns 100% now without touchdown. Still patchy on foot swaps before or after the gibe. It's really helping me get the right kite and body movements to do a smooth carving turn and keep the lines tensioned throughout the downloop.

Went out yesterday and swapped Moses foils with a mate who has the 550 wing. I had a tough time doing gibes on his smaller wing, so the bigger wing is definitely making a difference and I haven't been able to build enough prowess yet to drop back to a small wing.

My friend loved the 683S and was instantly looking way more confident in his transitions.

My new dilemma is that I will probably need a smaller foil kite to go with the new wing as it is so efficient in light wind.

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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby alowishus » Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 am

Kamikuza wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:37 am
ap888 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:15 am
Interesting just got to commit switch super fast maybe slight front foot push b4 fast switch
I swear my foot changes are a hundred times slower :o I think of you're not lofting the board and using the sink, you gotta be fast.

Also amazed at how badly placed your feet can be and still keep foiling :lol:
I think I've watched that little vid about 100 times and I am still fascinated by the foot switch. Surely that will be me one day (yeah :lol:)

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Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

Postby alowishus » Mon May 06, 2019 9:49 am

Macster wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Update on progress:

I borrowed the 683 wing from a dealer whilst my new 683s setup is on order. Had 2 x sessions on my wife's Liquid Force foil and 2 x on the 683s wing. Cranking out toeside turns 100% now without touchdown. Still patchy on foot swaps before or after the gibe. It's really helping me get the right kite and body movements to do a smooth carving turn and keep the lines tensioned throughout the downloop.

Went out yesterday and swapped Moses foils with a mate who has the 550 wing. I had a tough time doing gibes on his smaller wing, so the bigger wing is definitely making a difference and I haven't been able to build enough prowess yet to drop back to a small wing.

My friend loved the 683S and was instantly looking way more confident in his transitions.

My new dilemma is that I will probably need a smaller foil kite to go with the new wing as it is so efficient in light wind.
Good to hear your update. Even though you found it difficult, sounds like you have improved a bit on the 550, no?
My flying foot switches went out the window last session, didn't manage to nail one with the board fully off the water. Don't really know why... One of those days... :?:


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