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by UKSurf
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn Jackson foil 120
Replies: 18
Views: 2309

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: 16
Views: 1910

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: 41
Views: 5519

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: 2149

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: 41
Views: 5519

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: 944

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: 365
Views: 63927

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: 2223

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 ...
by UKSurf
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil

Well 95% of my riding is in swell between 1m and 4m. As you hit into the swell the wave energy will lift you up. When you crest the swell you will need to push down with the front foot too so you follow the contours of the swell. With smaller shorter period swell you can "pump" through it like a bm...
by UKSurf
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Going Over Swell with Hydrofoil

Is the basic idea to ascend rapidly with the wave with back foot pressure then dive down hard on the back side of the wave? Yeah, that's basically it, but I feel you have to do less input than you think you should. My guess is there is a high pressure area in front of the wave and a low pressure ar...

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