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by UKSurf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3224

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

learning right jibes on a Vorace 540..Hight aspect 11m kite on 22m lines 15 knots.Lost control while downdooping,foil goes into lines ,me stucked on the foil i releashed AT ONCE...sliced on my left leg like a hamon from back of the knee until achilles tenton...ONE month to full recovery from the cu...
by UKSurf
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3224

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

FWIW I spent all summer on a 50cm mast (labeled at 45cm, but 50cm actual) and 10/6m Airush DNA's that my daughter happily loaned me (see, I knew there would be payback for those 4 years of college expenses! :remybussi:). My riding spot is too shallow for my 90cm and I had a 70cm mast backordered al...
by UKSurf
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn Jackson foil 120
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: Shinn Jackson foil 120

Although I dont have the Shinn Foil (I have the LF) I have had quite a few Shinn boards over time and I have always thought there construction was pretty good so I am surprised at these claims. That said people have also been posting that the LF hydrofoil/board is a also badly constructed which is d...
by UKSurf
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Happy foil board inserts loose.
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Happy foil board inserts loose.

I contacted Liquid Force about this since I use foothooks on the Rocket Fish board. They said there should not be any problem using foothooks on their boards so it might be a factory defect that has been made worse by using Foot Hooks.
by UKSurf
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3224

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

rightguard wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:35 am
I've smashed my shins on the board so many times I wear shin guards now.
I wear shinn guards under my wetsuit also :D
by UKSurf
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Opinion on lessons
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: Opinion on lessons

Short mast (60cm) and having 2 foot hooks so your feet are in the same place all the time has helped me alot. Went from feeling it was almost impossible to not that hard at all :D
by UKSurf
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3224

What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

After having a few close falls near the hydrofoil I was wondering what peoples experiences are of accidents hydrofoiling?
by UKSurf
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Take Off Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Take Off Speed

What are the minimum speeds needed to "Foil Up"? I have read that some people say you only need 8 knots of board speed to foil up on the Liquid Force rocket fish but I finding it hard to get up on the foil unless I am travelling at quite a speed (I would say 12 knots at least). Is the lift created b...
by UKSurf
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 241
Views: 27332

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Do they sell replicas of the wings of other brands?
by UKSurf
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Controlling Height
Replies: 18
Views: 1410

Re: Controlling Height

I think the secret is to very slowly transfer weight from the front to back foot. The best way I have found is to lean forward and then slowly move your hips back to apply more back foot pressure. I think positioning your feet so it is "Hard to foil up" helps. A shorter mast also helps since - I am ...

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