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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby Slappysan » Mon May 13, 2019 6:55 pm

Two options that work for me:

1) Switch to just the rear hook and put it as far back as possible, this is how I ride now and it allows me to hold the board in place for water starts and then once riding it's nowhere near my rear foot and doesn't get in the way at all (bonus I have a loop of old kite line around the inserts to use as a leash loop)

2) Attach a short piece of webbing to the back most front insert or front most back insert. Use it as a handle to hold the board in place and it doesn't get in the way of your feet too much when you are up riding.
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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby SENDIT! » Mon May 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
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.
Adam Withington goes BIG here. Maybe on the Slingshot Phantom foil kite, I think....
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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby Kamikuza » Tue May 14, 2019 1:36 am

SENDIT! wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Adam Withington goes BIG here. Maybe on the Slingshot Phantom foil kite, I think....
Yeah, that's the gold standard eh. The only one I remember :lol:

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby SENDIT! » Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 am

Kamikuza wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:36 am
SENDIT! wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Adam Withington goes BIG here. Maybe on the Slingshot Phantom foil kite, I think....
Yeah, that's the gold standard eh. The only one I remember :lol:
You're right, brother. I've yet to see anyone go bigger on a foil. And that cover of Voodoo Child is pretty badass, IMHO. ;)
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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby elguapo » Tue May 14, 2019 3:00 pm

anyone try using a footstrap without the back screws?

(just an idea...and i have not tried it)

maybe you get just enough friction to keep the board in place....but not have to worry about twisted knees/ankles on wipeouts.

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby tomtom » Tue May 14, 2019 4:20 pm

Just go strapless forget about all these nonsense

As Peter Frank says some time ago. Hydrofoil is only board where being strapless have no downsizes and its actually no disadvantage or challenge at all. So just do it.

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby bragnouff » Tue May 14, 2019 8:52 pm

tomtom wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Just go strapless forget about all these nonsense
Exactly!
And those who claim to have given up because it's just too hard have lost a fair bit of credibility in commenting here.

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Re: Losing the front hook

Postby Kamikuza » Wed May 15, 2019 12:37 pm

elguapo wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:00 pm
anyone try using a footstrap without the back screws?

(just an idea...and i have not tried it)

maybe you get just enough friction to keep the board in place....but not have to worry about twisted knees/ankles on wipeouts.
Yes, when the front part of my front V-strap ripped out. If that's what you mean ...

There's no way to keep your foot in it, and the strap gets in your way when you change feet etc.


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