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Re: smooth landing with hydrofoil.

Postby tipi » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:09 pm

some example from today : don't forget you can slow the video on youtube

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Re: smooth landing with hydrofoil.

Postby FLandOBX » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm

tipi wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:09 pm
some example from today : don't forget you can slow the video on youtube
Nice videos, Tipi. Thanks for posting them.

In the most recent video, it looks like you are bending your back knee just before landing to bring the foil back behind you and angle it downward to slice into the water. When the foil slices into the water, your back knee straightens again so that your foil goes horizontal. Is the knee bend a conscious step that you are taking? Looks very smooth. :thumb:

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Re: smooth landing with hydrofoil.

Postby tipi » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:26 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm
tipi wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:09 pm
some example from today : don't forget you can slow the video on youtube
Nice videos, Tipi. Thanks for posting them.

In the most recent video, it looks like you are bending your back knee just before landing to bring the foil back behind you and angle it downward to slice into the water. When the foil slices into the water, your back knee straightens again so that your foil goes horizontal. Is the knee bend a conscious step that you are taking? Looks very smooth. :thumb:
yes it's a conscious step but no really necessary to land correctly. However that brings a good esthetic landing and maybe the foil "fly" quicker because of the lack of air under the foil.
So yes bend the back knee is better for smooth landing because the angle to slice water is better and indirectly it's reduce the pressure on the foil like the hip flexion

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Re: smooth landing with hydrofoil.

Postby tipi » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:00 am

Another example with my last video
Enjoy :)


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