For pitch control, it shouldn’t matter where your feet are on the board as long as the net foot pressure/CG is in the right place.jumptheshark wrote: ↑Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:54 pmThat vid makes intuitive sense to me. I changed foils this year and went from a front foot dominated foil to a back foot dominated foil. On a Lift 170, my front foot is pretty much always in the same spot across the speed range. I may shift my hips with sudden hits of speed, but I don't have move my front foot. On my Zeeko I had to move that front foot with big increases in speed, but on my current foil It's the rear foot that changes everything. This Lift has a bigger stabilizer on a shorter fuse than the Zeeko. On the Zeeko, I don't think I moved that back foot much, but shifted my front with big changes in speed. Now its the opposite and there is a much more drastic change in the ride. With my back foot over the plate, the Lift is so steady and stable its almost a bore. Great for resting, traveling distances, upwind, or through nasty cross chop. If I want to have fun carving, I shift my rear foot back behind the plate and the foil comes alive. With the weight forward the stabilizer is big enough to keep everything steady. Shifting back lets me overpower it and there is more response to any given input. When airing, I have to have that back foot back to get the sudden pitch change needed to ollie up, but when landing, I need that back foot to come down over the plate for all the stability I can get when re establish normal flight. The front foot doesn't change position at all.
Some, not all.
As far as I can tell, all racers have their rear foot behind the mast, compared with the many "free riders" that have their rear foot on or in front of the mast...!
I have no intention of making any comments on this thread (I have to look up too many words and the concepts stagger me)... but...
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