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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby Dontsink » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:04 pm

papasmerf wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 pm
PurdyKiter wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 am

Hey Purdy

I built a foot switch simulator in my living room, it worked great I will send you some pics. Wife was not impressed
Could you post those pics, or send them to me?.
I have just registered and i think i am not allowed to PM anybody.

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby skideeppow » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:13 pm

papasmerf wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 pm
PurdyKiter wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 am
Help,
I've been foiling for 4 year, now I'm happy on my pocket board and big wing. I don't have much trouble foot switching in the summer with no booties but now that the cold is here I'm having frustrations. I know, I should be way past this but with my "shuffle" method I'm %100 goofy-to-regular and a disappointing %65 with the regular-to-goofy.
I'd like to completely re-write my brain. Maybe I could practice switches in the kitchen while doing dishes.
Please recommend the best video training for a simple step-step foot switch dry land exercise.
Thank You

PS, Normally I just follow the sun into the Tropics each winter and stay barefoot no booties.... not this year with isolation life.

Hey Purdy

I built a foot switch simulator in my living room, it worked great I will send you some pics. Wife was not impressed
Could you send me those pics as well?

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby edt » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:06 pm

Try wearing socks. Be careful you cant walk around in neoprene socks the soles wear out. Also maybe get a thinner boot. Thick boots are just so difficult to use.

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby alan4 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:53 pm

Hello
I am interested in your simulator can you send me some pictures. I am French in advance thank you

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby PurdyKiter » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:55 am

edt wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:06 pm
Try wearing socks. Be careful you cant walk around in neoprene socks the soles wear out. Also maybe get a thinner boot. Thick boots are just so difficult to use.
Yes. These problems with foot-switching arrived with colder weather and thick booties.

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby Dontsink » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 pm

Thx papasmerf!

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby papasmerf » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:38 pm

Dontsink wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Thx papasmerf!
Absolutely no problem, I just made it using on hand supplies, but I tend to have a lot of strange stuff on hand. I guess I’ll just post a YouTube video so since I’ve gotten quite a few private messages. But you’ll need a small length of a very decent quality rope or I guess even kite string would work, I just have lots of ropes and carabiners, and then the adjustable master lock bungee cords are super nice, you can just get them on Amazon

Just trying to pay it forward, I’ve had a lot of very nice people answer my silly beginner questions about for Foiling ,,, although I am sad that no one has responded to my 11m Krono V3 versus hyperlink v2 thread

Hopefully no one will make fun of my 15 minute invention

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby Dontsink » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:12 pm

I only wingfoil so i will rig a bar with two bungees as wing and then the pivot board bit.

I think it will be very helpful to get the sequence of moves in my reluctant muscle memory.
For the little investment it is well worth the try 👍

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby alan4 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:58 pm

thank you for this video it will allow us to work on the change of foot during the winter


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