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Does the board matter

Postby Ctkiter2021 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:28 pm

Since foiling is mainly done with the board out of the water , does the board really matter ?

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby Foil » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:00 am

Ctkiter2021 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:28 pm
Since foiling is mainly done with the board out of the water , does the board really matter ?
so many believe it makes no difference, they are the ones who have no experience of ever trying, buying, and finding out.
fake news if anyone says it makes no difference.
it makes a massive difference, as many have found once they try.

mmmm only one post!
sorry to judge but where is this going?

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby PrfctChaos » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:53 am

Maybe he wants to screw the foil baseplate directly to a pair of sneakers?

There are guys pumping with just a skateboard deck as a board 😁

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:59 am

Foil board designs are soo funny especially wingfoil boards!

All the copy from the marketing department of a boards that lives the water (and more) for a board that spends next to no time in the water at all!

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby DannyEx » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:28 am

If the board not matter, Why buy and keep it at home.

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby leeuwen » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:43 pm

I am sure there are some people who are good enough that they never hit the water.
But a board not hitting the water probably means you are not trying new things.

If I speak for myself:
After about 25 foil sessions I am now pretty good at carves but I still hit the water now and again because of either some wave or because I was just sloppy.
And I am now trying footswitches that basically means I am hitting the water each time I try.
I think it will take me at least a hundred sessions before I can 99% flawlessly do what I see as basics in any condition: carve/tack/footswitch/360
So having a board that behaves very nicely on a water touchdown will make life a lot better a LONG way into your progression.
Even after the "basics" getting into e.g. jumping will ask a lot more of your board.
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Re: Does the board matter

Postby leeuwen » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:44 pm

edit: deleted: accidental double post

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:01 pm

leeuwen wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:43 pm
And I am now trying footswitches that basically means I am hitting the water each time I try.
I think it will take me at least a hundred sessions before I can 99% flawlessly do what I see as basics in any condition: carve/tack/footswitch/360
So having a board that behaves very nicely on a water touchdown will make life a lot better a LONG way into your progression.
Nah. If you attempt flying foot changes while you're flying, you'll get a better feel faster for what you're supposed to do. Credit to jumptheshark; his riding low or bouncing off the top of a bit of chop and swapping feet over the trough is the easiest way to do it. Combined with a bit of a lightfoot ballet work, it's easier than finding the right patch of water and hoping you can keep up the board speed for a surface foot change...

And if you do bork it up, the board doesn't matter... cos if you're CoG and/or kite work is wrong, you wouldn't have made it anyway.

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:04 pm

Foil wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:00 am
Ctkiter2021 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:28 pm
Since foiling is mainly done with the board out of the water , does the board really matter ?
so many believe it makes no difference, they are the ones who have no experience of ever trying, buying, and finding out.
fake news if anyone says it makes no difference.
it makes a massive difference, as many have found once they try.

mmmm only one post!
sorry to judge but where is this going?
I was this way about super short boards, then I tried a super short board, and it is quite different, and not only in the water start. If you want to know the difference, you'll have to try both a big and small board.

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Re: Does the board matter

Postby junebug » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:43 pm

After 4+ years of foiling, I have settled in on riding a 33in home build plank (no rocker) in flat water conditions at 12kn+ and a bigger production board (37in-42in) (with rocker) in waves or light wind. I touch down more often in waves, and having the size and scoop helps, but I love the feeling of having almost no swing weight on the shorter plank.


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