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Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby jaros » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:48 am

Any suggestions how to start strapless jumps on a hydrofoil? What to practice first? What not? I am talking about small jumps, with the foil just above the water, not some huge airborn suicider... Thanx! :thumb:

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby lebast » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:52 pm

get some speed, try to raise your kite up like you would for a foot switch but not all the way up to 12 and simultaneously try to push the front of the board a bit down and than kick it back up kinda like an skateboard ollie (at the kick the kite should be high). Land the board and do a litte dive to keep the momentum forward. Try to find a nice flat water surface spot for the first tries, that makes the first landings a lot easier.

It is a really fun and cool move to get seaweed of the foil for strapless riding.

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby jespin4845 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:44 pm

Backrolls take a lot, but learn the straight jump first, then add height, then add the grab...

There is a ketos video where Stephan goes over the regular strapless jump on vimeo

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby jakemoore » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:46 pm

Is small wing or big wing a better choice for practice? Especially in the landing phase! Also how much kite power and lift?

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby tomtom » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:05 pm

Kudos for even trying - im nowhere near yet.

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby jespin4845 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:54 pm

Small wing will get you higher for sure, large wing works just as well

Use whatever wing your comfortable in, personally I use a surf foil and throw a back roll off a wave, maybe 3-5 feet, just fun, not going for height but connecting waves, i foil a 71cm mast

But if I lived in a flat spot I would have a 90-100cm mast with a small wing...going for height
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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby jespin4845 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:57 pm

Kite size is tricky, I use to use the smallest kite before, now I’m foiling 2m sizes bigger

Where I’m powered on the foil, there’s times now if I just wanted to ride a wave on the foil I could be on a 6m but I will still be on the 10m just cause I’ve gotten so use to being lit

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby Hugh2 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:31 am

Only one question, WHY?

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Re: Strapless jumps, backrols...

Postby jakemoore » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:41 am

Hugh2 wrote:Only one question, WHY?
Because it’s there!



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