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DIY CAD ultra-concave wave twintips 1500 and 130mm with my own fin designs. Easy upwind, awesome carving. Switch Nitro 10m V7, Naish 5.3m Wing. Building my own foils from my CAD design and 3D prints.
Why behind a boat scottnorby?
Isn't it easier to have your own control with the wing to speed up and slow down?
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If you know how to kitefoil you are fine
.....but yeah behind a boat is a much faster way to get a lot of time on the foil----without any concern for messing around with a wing and looking for wind etc.
Im not saying you can't....because you can learn to Wing even without prior foil experience.
Im just a believer that time on the foil/board comes much easier and faster with even a small boat
Also you can learn to rely on the energy of the boat wake if your boat makes a wake
You can even ride the wake of a boston whaler--- no wakesurf boat needed
When you get on foil with a wing.... and go thru waves or swells--- you will feel the energy better if youve ridden the wake of a boat
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I had no foiling background at all, just windsurfing and strapless kiting. Just committed myself. First 6 sessions tough as I was in chop, then started to get very short flights and each time I went out flights got longer. Took about 8 sessions, I’m on session 14 now, crash when I try and turn or I go too fast but that’ll improve soon too. It’s physically very demanding in the early stages so if ur unfit or overweight it might take u more sessions as you will burn out quickly to start with. Very addictive too, especially blasting fast in 12 knots when I wouldn’t have even looked to bother kiting.
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