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Re: skidding...

Postby StellaBlu » Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:56 pm

StellaBlu wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 5:43 pm
There was a guy who was all over instagram a couple weeks ago doing these insane slides on a foil (with a kite). I cant remember who it was, but he was basically doing an ollie, throwing the board slightly past sideways to break the tail out of the water, then sliding his front wing across the surface like a waterski (sideways to its normal direction of travel). I don't think its possible to pull this off with power from a wing (he was powered through the move), but it was insane.
Just figured out who "this guy" was. Ryan Parsons. Check him out (@ryanparsonsofficial). His slides are on another level.

Also, look at his foil. The front wing is significantly truncated and squared off, which makes sense for this kind of maneuver. He basically throws the wingtip, and once it clears, he surfs the wing sideways. In theory the truncated wing should allow you to release the wingtip tip more cleanly.
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