ronnie wrote:Alex Aguera is using a deep Tuttle box to attach the foil on his boards, which seems like a particularly neat system and will have less resistance than some other systems when trying to get the board up to speed to lift on the foil. The screw heads look flush on the production board, so my guess is that the blue board was a prototype.
It is two bolts vs. 4 bolts. My Rush Randle foil board uses a box and three bolts. The Carafino and MHL Lift use rectangular plate and 4 bolts. The drag is negligible. When the board is touching water, that has more drag than those 4 screws and rectangular plates,
Learning how to ride the hydrofoil is very easy. First you want to look this video on youtube.
Notice the rider going out of control because he legs are bent at the knees.
Later in the short video, notice that when he is in control, the legs are straight and the eyes and head are looking in the direction of travel and not down. These are the first steps to riding the foil correctly.