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Re: Back foot placement

Postby vakiter » Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:05 am

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Here is pic on Moses/Newind board with mast moved up to where I like it. But preferences are personal

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Re: Back foot placement

Postby knyfe » Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:08 pm

Wow that’s far forward. I am right on the mast with a 633. I guess you can shim where you want to be within a certain range. I never played with it.

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Re: Back foot placement

Postby Flyboy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:18 am

The important thing is to balance the foil ... and this can be done with your feet as widely, or as closely spaced as you choose. It's possible to balance the foil with your feet together side by side - one way of switching feet for instance.

I just checked my positioning: I put my front foot just in front of the mast ... and like you I have the mast track almost to the back of my (106 cm) board.I use two front straps & they are positioned as far forward as possible. So ... the only way I see to have my rear foot further back, would be to ride strapless with my front foot significantly further forward (there's not a lot of room available). Bottom line: I ride with a fairly narrow stance which is comfortable for me. I'm guessing if you're into jumping (& of course racing) a wider stance gives you more control & leverage.

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Re: Back foot placement

Postby Trent hink » Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:55 am

Yeah, once you find the balance point you can put your feet side by side over it, facing forward and pretend like you are skiing...

It's not exactly a trick, but fun to try in easy conditions.

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Re: Back foot placement

Postby vakiter » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:59 am

I spread out my stance more the faster I go . Probably need more leverage to control pitch at speed .

Side by side feet is really hard . Definitely a trick in my opinion . A rad one . Fun on surfboard too .


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