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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby Laughingman » Thu May 09, 2019 8:24 pm

grtlakes wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Thanks great advice. I like the idea of putting the hook forward. I can then use it to get away from the shore. After that I can take more time to get setup and use what I have learned here.
I also like the idea of 10 days in Cuba.
Yah most of my progression is on Vacation, as you know the Great Lakes are not always that great when it comes to learning conditions... BTW 6 weeks later I followed Cuba up with 9 days in LaVentana... :thumb:

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby gmb13 » Thu May 09, 2019 8:57 pm

grtlakes wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:57 am
Any tips on losing the front hook and going strapless?
I tried tonight but it was a nonstarter. Disorganized onshore wind driven chop and incompetence. I had issues with keeping the board pressed against my feet as it drifted away at alternating angles. I was at a spot with limited room downwind (power lines) and deep water.
I figure flatter water and better spot would help of course but any other tips appreciated.

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I made a video on this last year. Maybe it will help:



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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby alowishus » Fri May 10, 2019 7:11 am

DukeSilver wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Here is a short clip showing how I do strapless starts. I hope it is of some assistance.
Far out Duke your 205MB download almost gave my mobile phone a cerebral edema :o
Worth it though to see your 360 at 30sec. Thanks for the inspiration.
I’m currently psyching myself up to give these a try next time I get out.

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby Kamikuza » Fri May 10, 2019 2:48 pm

alowishus wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:11 am
DukeSilver wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Here is a short clip showing how I do strapless starts. I hope it is of some assistance.
Far out Duke your 205MB download almost gave my mobile phone a cerebral edema :o
Worth it though to see your 360 at 30sec. Thanks for the inspiration.
I’m currently psyching myself up to give these a try next time I get out.
DO IT! I have less than a dozen successful heel to toe tacks, but successfully did the first foiling 360 I tried :lol:

Yet again it's been proven to me that the sport is KITEboarding -- get the kite right, the rest is easy.

Oh and -- turn your brain off and imagine you're Greg Drexler :D Fake it till you make it :thumb:
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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby SENDIT! » Fri May 10, 2019 7:04 pm

DukeSilver wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Here is a short clip showing how I do strapless starts. I hope it is of some assistance.
Thanks. Now you're making me want to go and try it out. ;)

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby ap888 » Mon May 13, 2019 3:17 am

Started foiling about 2-3 years ago strapless then went to straps because jumping a foil looked fun now back to strapless and being 100% honest after riding both for a while overall strapless is more fun and one just feels much more free... natural feeling when riding much more comfortable...Just leave the jumping and straps for the TT it's better and more safe that way :thumb:

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby Kamikuza » Mon May 13, 2019 9:59 am

ap888 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 3:17 am
Started foiling about 2-3 years ago strapless then went to straps because jumping a foil looked fun now back to strapless and being 100% honest after riding both for a while overall strapless is more fun and one just feels much more free... natural feeling when riding much more comfortable...Just leave the jumping and straps for the TT it's better and more safe that way :thumb:
And boosting off the board is kinda fun :D

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby kiste » Mon May 13, 2019 1:59 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:59 am

And boosting off the board is kinda fun :D
Tbh: first time I read this I thought people were joking, but it actually seems ile something to try out :)

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby Kamikuza » Mon May 13, 2019 2:53 pm

kiste wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Kamikuza wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:59 am

And boosting off the board is kinda fun :D
Tbh: first time I read this I thought people were joking, but it actually seems ile something to try out :)
Sometimes I ride so long without falling off that my feet hurt and I need a break. Seems as good an excuse as any :D

I totally get why people would be into foil jumping, even with the weight of the gear hanging off your feet -- you can get a freaky amount of air for next to no wind :o

...wonder what it'd be like with a decent blow on...

Kinda surprised I don't remember seeing any foil big air video on here.

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby downunder » Mon May 13, 2019 3:19 pm

People claim a lot of boosting happening,

I just don't see any in person ;)

But, my jumping machine is coming along

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