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second session on a wing...

Postby nayy » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:17 pm

Hi all,

second session on a wing...
Little clip from the second session... lots of tip strikes, but what can be improved ?

flat water but very gusty (shitty) inland wind, max 15-16 knots.

https://youtu.be/mUvVp4Uw0ys

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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:45 pm

You are doing just fine for only your second session, many are not even close to this.

Don't think about what to improve, just ride on a lot more and it will come naturally :thumb:

Regarding tip strikes, don't worry, it is simply because a 6 m2 is a tad too big for easy learning, because of this.

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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby bigtone667 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:07 pm

You are killing it ....... just keep doing what you are doing, it takes a little time for you to learn the muscle memory associated with riding a foil and flying a wing.
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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby Slappysan » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:40 pm

Board leash seems pretty unnecessary for mild wind and flat water with no current. The big thing that makes your foil board run away from you is wave action on the foil.
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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby borist » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:07 am

This video might help, although the foot change might be tricky at your stage. As for dropping the wing tip, what helped me was Damien's advice on what to do with back hand (@4:15 min in the second video).


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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby nayy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:59 pm

Here' the third session...

less wind today...


https://youtu.be/-cGKjoFGh5M

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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby OzBungy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:29 am

Slappysan wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:40 pm
Board leash seems pretty unnecessary for mild wind and flat water with no current. The big thing that makes your foil board run away from you is wave action on the foil.
That seems to be very strange advice for a newbie wing foiler. Unfortunately leashes are an integral part of wing foiling and learning how to manage the leashes, and even which kind of leash you like, is part of the learning experience.

Try to stand up straighter. Your stance is not too bad, but being too bent over makes you unrelaxed and brings the wing closer to the water. Standing straighter with your hips a little forward is much easier, you can balance with smaller movements, and raises everything up a bit.
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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby irwe » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:07 am

Once you have stable wind try and and move your shoulders away from the Wing. Right now you are 'broken' at the hips with shouldeers toward the Wing. Once you get comfortable with this new position you will find you can handle stronger winds with the same Wing.
Overall your progressing well.

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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby Slappysan » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:34 pm

OzBungy wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:29 am
That seems to be very strange advice for a newbie wing foiler. Unfortunately leashes are an integral part of wing foiling and learning how to manage the leashes, and even which kind of leash you like, is part of the learning experience.
It's always easier to keep things simple when learning so why bother with the hassle of double leashes? Sure, the leash is necessary most of the time when winging but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the conditions when they present themselves.

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Re: second session on a wing...

Postby borist » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:23 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:34 pm
It's always easier to keep things simple when learning so why bother with the hassle of double leashes? Sure, the leash is necessary most of the time when winging but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the conditions when they present themselves.
I stopped using board leash rather early after seeing Gunnar's video how to get back to the board quickly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5TCn_F_NS8. The leash was getting in my way too much and was very distracting. I had plenty other things to pay attention to.
Again, it depends on the riding location. I'd use board leash on open sea or larger body of water where large chop forms


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