Chestnut wrote: ↑Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:55 pmSad to read that our passion took an other life.
I can see that there are benefits in riding with or without straps. The intresting thing to see is what brings the best out of foiling today?
Riding with or without straps
Rinding with three or two straps
Rinding with front straps only
Riding small kites when foiling
Riding with special light kites for foiling or the normal Quiver
Or is it all open for someones preferences or style....
I agree Peter. I often ride with my back foot in front of my rear footstrap, but when I want to jump, or go fast, or do a 360, I certainly use that rear footstrap. Before I tack or gybe I first remove my foot from the back footstrap (so I tack like in the video above). But I generally feel more solid when I ride with my back foot in the strap. I occasionally ride without any straps and enjoy the freedom too.. it's just a different style.
Am I the only one thinking WTF!?!?jumptheshark wrote: ↑Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:56 pmCertainly personal preference how you like to feel while riding. Strapless is a move nuanced balance, where straps allow you to man handle the foil more aggressively.
Personally there are a number of factors. Safety is a big one. I don't want to tweak a knee or ankle, and ride enough it would be inevitable. It also stops me from exploring big airs with a foil. Many love it but just two days ago I was out in nukin conditions and learned that just down the lake a veteran rider known for his amazing airs on foil died. Gave me a real shiver. That's the second time I've come back from a super high wind session to learn someone relatively local had died kiting the same day. Strapless riding with small kites is definitely a conscious choice for me. I have kids and I ride conditions big enough to make me nervous even after 20 years of windsports. I like to know my equipment choices and riding style improve my chances of survival.
In light winds, I really just like the freedom that strapless provides.
True to Purdyd's observations, I preferred to ride surfboards strapless too.
If you make quick progress( you learn relatively fast) ride a lot of flat water, then a 110 is going to be fine.JoseTumaco wrote: ↑Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:56 amThanksa lot for All this nice advice in this posts. I am in a very similar decisión. I learned foiling one year ago in a 150 cm board and 633 wing, 91 mast. (75 kg). I want to change my board, and reading this thread I think 110 could ve a good option for my level, I am just begining air gibe, (less than 50% succes yet). But my question is if 110 is too dificoult for my level and 120 should be a better option? I only interested in freeride and fun.TomW wrote: ↑Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:19 pmI think it is a "trend"to go really short to 88-90cm. For now. But a 105-110 board is so much more forgiving, with 90% of the benefits of going shorter. So i believe people will settle into 105-110.
As a strong intermediate, I built and tested 90-105-110-120 boards with similar outline and rockers. I found 105 to be best.
I'm 80 kg, 173cm on 1000cm2 foil.
Guys that are lighter, riding in flat water or maintaining super high level of freestyle, like Fred Hope, they will stay with 90cm or a bit under.
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