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by junebug
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shoulders Forward?
Replies: 26
Views: 10952

Re: Shoulders Forward?

JTS, how much does that board weigh? How did you figure out where to drill the mast holes? Any other tips? I’m looking to downsize my board soon, and what you’ve got looks great.
by junebug
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: toeside 180 tack ... anyone got advice
Replies: 30
Views: 7905

Re: toeside 180 tack ... anyone got advice

So, sorry this thread has become just me posting about my experience learning this maneuver, but I am finally starting to figure out the 180. My problem, carried over from learning the 360 first, was that I was diving the kite too early and too aggressively. I knew this had to change to get the 180...
by junebug
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how often do you hit fish?
Replies: 28
Views: 6247

Re: how often do you hit fish?

http://i63.tinypic.com/2lus4dc.jpg So my buddy was foiling the other day and came to a dead stop. He checked his foil after the session and saw teeth marks on his fuselage. The picture isn’t great, but in real life you can clearly see bite marks, top and bottom, left and right. Based on the size of...
by junebug
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: flying foot switch - advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 20544

Re: flying foot switch - advice needed

I’m certainly no expert on tacks yet, but the way I did it was to become very comfortable (basically 100%) with tacks to toeside first before even trying a tack with a foot switch. From there, the only real adjustments I had to make were: (1) be sure to keep your center of gravity over the board (I ...
by junebug
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: flying foot switch - advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 20544

Re: flying foot switch - advice needed

when i get this flying foot switch tidied up and smooth looking then the flying tack is maybe next to try, although when i mentioned this to Gunnar 5 weeks back at Flag beach he gave one of those looks and asked why, he said they are crazy hard to do and only really needed if you want to race. and ...
by junebug
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: flying foot switch - advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 20544

Re: flying foot switch - advice needed

Essentially I am doing them almost exactly the same as on a surfboard. I place my back foot at the balance point in front of the mast. Move my front foot back, then move the new front foot forward into the strap. With a little practice it becomes smooth and fluent. Sometimes there is a little bit o...
by junebug
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Busted Rib
Replies: 14
Views: 6116

Re: Busted Rib

Toeside will be more of a challenge with a seat/shorts. The lower attachment point and fact that a seat/shorts doesn’t rotate around your waist makes toeside tougher and not as much fun, IMO. I ride toeside >50% of the time foiling, and I don’t jump with my foil, so I use a waist harness for foiling.
by junebug
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Busted Rib
Replies: 14
Views: 6116

Re: Busted Rib

Same thing happened to me about 8 years ago. I’ve been riding a Dakine Nitrous boardshorts harness for twintip since. I have found that it is harder to pull your legs up for board grabs, but I don’t think it inhibits rotations. It will take a little while to get used to the lower attachment point, b...
by junebug
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2017 Lift Foils
Replies: 59
Views: 15269

Re: 2017 Lift Foils

I have the 110, and I recently bought a 150. I tried to take off the 110 wing to replace it with the 150, and I couldn’t get it off. I took out the bolts, turned the board upside down, stood on it, and yanked the wing as hard as I could, but I couldn’t get the wing to separate from the mast. Any sug...
by junebug
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: flying foot switch - advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 20544

Re: flying foot switch - advice needed

I think it will help to: Maintain good speed Keep board flat Fly the foil about mid-mast. You want a little margin of error for the board to drop a little when you have both feet forward. It is scary but you will get used to it. You can also give the board a little back foot push just before you do ...

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