trickcoach wrote: ↑
Wed May 15, 2019 2:38 pm
foil pumping is actually really cool and addictive if you get into it ... only once you've done it and touched it you will stop thinking it is stupid or goofy ...
my take on it is :
- it is an amazing cardio workout = so it is usefull for any other sport you want to do
- find a patch of water and you can basically ride any urban and off limits spot
I can see how this would be fun and I hope to one day actually be able to do it. Though I really doubt you're going to convince many people! Personally,
I have lots of experience in sports that feel way more fun than they look:
[*] Surfing point breaks in side-on wind: looks like such a mess, but a well defined wave will give a nice ride.
[*] SUP foil: transform otherwise unsurfable tiny crap waves into "wow" ... but good luck convincing anyone until they actually try it.
[*] SUP in general: paddle away from the crowd, get a wave in every set, surf 5x the waves anyone else is getting...yet you're still a kook and the scourge of the ocean.
[*] kite foiling too: the average twintip jumper or kitesurf wave specialist watches, sneers, and leaves the beach to chop firewood. Until they get one, then it's super rad.
I am just learning to surf foil, after a year of SUP foiling, so pumping is coming soon! I figure next in the kooky hit parade will be the wind wing ... another joyful toy that look goofy and lame, but presents possibilities for ocean fun.