downunder wrote: ↑
Mon May 06, 2019 1:41 pm
Awesome of awesomeness of how actually jump with a hf might end up.
Combined with a foil.
Less and less appealing to me unfortunately. In the context of Ruben injuries, this would cut me in half.
Florian been a very lucky guy.
I routinely jump on my foil and consider it pretty safe actually..
from my experience I tend to get in more troubles screwing a gybe than doing a simple jump with grabs or one foot..
I even had an accidental QR on a relatively lofty jump ( ~8meters or maybe a bit more)..
I managed to hang on the bar and kicked off the foil board while in the air -it fell about 10 meters behind me..
I only jump with a relatively big kite 12m or more that gives me a lot of float and hang time.
I only land soft jump.. kickoff the foil if I think I am going too fast, etc...
The biggest scare for me is to get ventilation or hit a fish/plastic bag, while speeding up for a jump.. you usually get ejected in the air with some rotation and w/o the board and if you don't sort it out fast it results in epic wipeouts.. that said,
I actually feel safer boosting on my foil with a 12m kite than going with 7m and TT (20 vs 40 kts is the main factor for me)