Agreed. I did a poll of the members of Foil Surfers on fb, to see where they are at in pumping. Sadly only 20 replies out of 10k members. But of those, only 1 (5%) is at the level of being able to take part in that Florida pump foil race. The majority can get 2 for 1s and occasional 3 for 1s (that's me). And then a bunch just barely pump. That seems about right, from what I've observed locally.
X2! In boat practice sessions, I am at the stage of pumping off the wake, turn and re-engage. The full progression is to do a cutback out and then re-engage the wake behind, and then pump ahead to catch up to wake in front. With that and cross-wake transfers, you get the Pump Monkey Badge. A difficult thing is, using the boat / jetski as a training tool requires some effort ... it is so easy and fun to just stay in the wake and make little turns, you can ride forever. But to learn you have to challenge yourself and leave the comfort zone ... which substitutes the endless fun wave for repeated water starts over and over and over. Quite a bit less fun, but needed for progression.irwe wrote: ↑Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:57 amAs juandesooka said the easiest route to learn Foil Pumping is behind a boat or Jet Ski. Just getting use to the feeling of no support from a Wing or Kite is a new sensation.
Getting up behind boat (or Jet Ski)
Ride Wave (no rope)
Carve in and out of Wave
Swing out of Wave and Pump until you go down
Swing out of Wave and Pump and get back on to Wave
You also need the right gear.
Hopefully, Peter you know someone with a boat (or Jet Ski)
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