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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:23 am

tomtom wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:08 am
Are we are talking about 180 turn toeside to heelside /viceversa/ or footswitch? There is big differences in terminology among peoples in this regard
I will wait from OP to clarify.

The first post seemed very clear about this, it is a 180 degree carve we are talking about, from heelside, no footswitch.

Working for her on regular, sometimes, but losing power when toeside, and never on the goofy side.

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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby lightwind » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:04 pm

geokite wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:50 pm
To the OP: can you gybe, heelside to toeside, on a TT or SB?
This. If you don’t feel comfortable to do it on a TT and SB you will have hard time to make it on the foil. Master it on a SB and it will be much easier. You need to commit your self to lean against pull of the kite (not to follow) and sometimes it can feel scary.

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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:20 pm

True, but assume it is an experienced rider.

One thing I forgot to mention:
If possible, avoid to ride TT or Waveboards while learning to carve a hydrofoil !!!

Will improve learning and you will get it so much faster, and able to repeat it also.

As TT/Waveboard riding works completely different in this regard, turning, so you will destroy most of what you learn, if changing back and fourth.

Take time ONLY on your hydrofoil for a longer period, and you will nail it one day :rollgrin:

When learned on your backbone, you can switch boards easily again - but when learning, it is counter productive and drags the learning curve to "forever" for many :(

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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby purdyd » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:22 pm

kitegirls wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:06 am
Janus wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:42 am
Do you look to where you are going? Or looking at kite, feet / both..
look where you want to go to..
Ill try and pay more attention to this. I feel that I am. I just feel unbalanced and out of control turning and especially toe-side.
My best advice is to commit.

Commit to the turn.

And more importantly commit to the foil. Go a solid week or two of only foiling.

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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby marlboroughman » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:09 am

Best idea for practising foot switch @ 3:10

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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby marlboroughman » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:03 am

Lesson #2


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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby purdyd » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:14 pm

I love the Kainani videos. I learned to switch feet from her video.

But I think the original question for this thread is about the heel to toe or toe to heel gybe, without foot switch.

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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby marlboroughman » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:42 pm

I solved it with downloops until I sow this video which explained the mistakes


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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby richy-c » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:57 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:20 pm
True, but assume it is an experienced rider.

One thing I forgot to mention:
If possible, avoid to ride TT or Waveboards while learning to carve a hydrofoil !!!

Will improve learning and you will get it so much faster, and able to repeat it also.

As TT/Waveboard riding works completely different in this regard, turning, so you will destroy most of what you learn, if changing back and fourth.

Take time ONLY on your hydrofoil for a longer period, and you will nail it one day :rollgrin:

When learned on your backbone, you can switch boards easily again - but when learning, it is counter productive and drags the learning curve to "forever" for many :(

8) Peter
Surfboard training honestly worked wonders for me I highly recommend it 👍

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Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Postby tomtom » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:25 pm

Two different things

Peter says dont mix foil with TT and SB while learning! TRUE
Other says you should be comfortable with on TT on SB! also TRUE

So jibe comfortable on TT SB and then commit to Hydrofoil only while learning.

Anybody who cant jibe on SB or TT with ease are just not skill enough for HF

Of course there are rare exceptions like some race guys which went direct to HF from windsurfing formulas


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