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cglazier
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Jumping tips please

Postby cglazier » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:25 am

I find that jumping my hydrofoil is surprisingly easy. But I cannot seem to go very high and I am not sure what I should be doing when landing. Sometimes I ride away and sometimes I crash.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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Re: Jumping tips please

Postby ChristoffM » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36 am

Yip, I also need some tips for the landing part. I seem to get some decent height simply be going out well powered instead of being very underpowered as I normally am for foilboarding.

But I find landing quite tricky and fall off for most of them. Any tips would be welcome.

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Re: Jumping tips please

Postby BraCuru » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:24 am

Timing!
The altitude you plan to reach depends on the kite position, board's speed and heading in a moment you are out of water.
Jump as high as possible:
- max speed,
- leave water with a kite a second before reaching the zenith
- set the board's heading 20-30 degrees into the wind and pull a bar in that moment.

Jump as long as possible:
- max speed
- leave water with a kite a bit earlier and don't drag it through the zenith
- set the board's heading 0-10 degrees into the wind and pull a bar in that moment.

Landing.
I land 10-30 degrees downwind and to guarantee soft water entry the kite timing is essential again.
Just before entering the water you need to keep a kite in the power zone. More pull (a kite arleady around 30 degrees above the horizont line) = softer landing. Leaving a kite in the zenith during landing = crash.
Landing without touching the water is so sweet :D
There is many vids you can observe it.


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