Thanks for the answer! I'm feeling fairly competent controlling the kite, bodydraging upwind is sometimes a bit of a pain in the ass. Mostly when its hard wind and a lot of chop. Since i tend to bodydrag just fine then i get murdered by a wave, swallow half the ocean and once i'm done coughing my lungs out i'm downwind again and need to try again. So of the things you said i would say body drag might might not be what i'm best at so that might be an issue i guess.elguapo wrote: ↑Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:10 pmi'd say once you are competent controlling your kite...and can body drag.
if you can string together a few sessions without putting your kite in the water...then go learn to foil.
if you dream of owning a board leash..then stick with riding doors.
it going to take time to learn...is pointless waiting a few months just to wait a few months.
unfortunately not much of any experiences(muscle memory) on your twintip will translate to foiling....imo, it may actually be a detriment to your learning to foil (you will have to unlearn edging and being rear foot dominant)
btw, you should document your learning...
....and make sure you have an experienced rider try out your foilboard before your first time.
a simple shim got me riding the foil instantly after way too many wasted sessions(and wipeouts) on a poorly balanced board.
Cheers man! Alright i understand, the downside to where i am, riding on a lake about 1-2h from the sea is that the wind is often so light its borderline if you can ride with 17m2 and a door and then you might not head out because its frustrating heading out and then getting stuck on the shore or swimming. So having a hydrofoil would ensure that its worth to go out. Money wise i'll just try and get a used one i think, still expensive but saves me a little bit atleast.SWO_kite wrote: ↑Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:18 pmJust do it! If you've got the money for the setup, might as well grab one and introduce it to your routine.
A word of caution, light wind foiling presents it own set of difficulties that could hold your progression back rather than the opposite. While you wait to acquire a foil, make your main focus on perfecting upwind and down wind riding. Once you own the foil, make sure you mix it up all the time so you can compare and contrast different board riding disciplines. This will improve your overall skill.
Keep in mind that adding the foil in will slow your progression. But stay committed and ride as often as possible. The only way to improve in this sport is to get out there.
Totally true. Best is 11 knots and above and to learn with a tube kite, because much more responsive than a foil kite. We have few days with 11 knots and above. Too sad because on these few days its is a difficult choice between having fun on TT or hard learning to foil.
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