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by MattyM
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Attaching a foil to an old twinny?
Replies: 13
Views: 4922

Re: Attaching a foil to an old twinny?

My mate did it and it works fine - I had a go on it.

You probably are better off on a larger board though when learning.
by MattyM
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Fuerteventura Tide Times 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Fuerteventura Tide Times 2018

Thanks Gunnar. Are the times more or less the same at Corralejo?
by MattyM
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Fuerteventura Tide Times 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Fuerteventura Tide Times 2018

Hi - could anyone point me to tide tables for Flag Beach Fuerte for 2018 please. Specifically I need March. (I can't find any tide times that go that far ahead.)

Many thanks.
by MattyM
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: switching feet on the fly
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: switching feet on the fly

Eager to here some advice on this. As a relative newb, all my worst wipeouts now occur trying to switch feet whilst foiling.
by MattyM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 82
Views: 8652

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Hi Peter. Thanks for taking these efforts. Clear Explanation. One comment.... I would think the term YAW doesn't come from aviation as it is also used in the maritime environment. Since boats are around a couple of thousand years longer than planes it must originate from our beloved environment. od...
by MattyM
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mounting a hydrofoil on your TT
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: Mounting a hydrofoil on your TT

My mate made a HF and mounted it on a twintip by just drilling four holes. I've ridden it - works fine.
by MattyM
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Low rider or high flyer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Low rider or high flyer?

Breaking the surface is always worse than touching down - so I ride low - just high enough to not clip the chop.
by MattyM
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 41
Views: 5507

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

I landed on my front wing during a failed gybe - and cut myself a second arse-crack.

(I'll spare you the photo!)
by MattyM
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tacking advice for a newb
Replies: 16
Views: 1858

Re: Tacking advice for a newb

Exactly. In racing the roll tack (facing the front of the board) is always used because it provides better upwind progress during the maneuver. Notice that you come out of the roll tack with a twist in your lines and then need to unspin your bar. When learning don't even think about trying to stay ...
by MattyM
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tacking advice for a newb
Replies: 16
Views: 1858

Re: Tacking advice for a newb

Thanks guys - I did wonder if there was a difference between the Duck and Roll tacks. The reason I asked is that iKsurf magazine have two separate articles, one for the duck tack, one for the roll tack - and for the life of me I can't see the difference! I need to crack my tacking on surfboard first...

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