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FLandOBX
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Re: Recommended Hydrofoil for Big Air?

Postby FLandOBX » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:18 pm

SENDIT! wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:17 pm
This is one of my favorite foiling videos. The music doesn't hurt it, either IMHO. ;)
Agreed. Aerial acrobatics at its finest. :thumb:

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Re: Recommended Hydrofoil for Big Air?

Postby Shinnworld2 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:22 am

Personally I don't like to go too small a wing for jumping...... I find the best technique to get height is to bear off and when you send the kite to pitch the foil upwards and literally sail it up out of the water into the jump. Making the traditional edge and POP seems to drag the foil upwards through the water at the cost of some height.
The benefit of a slightly larger wing (and I am talking around 850cm2 NOT the very large wings) is it makes landing and staying on the foil massively easier.
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