There are two things that are super important to figure out when you change to a new board or foil or both.
1) Footstrap Trim: Where you put your back foot is more important in terms of the foil "kangarooing". If you are bouncing up and down, then your back too needs to be farther forward.
Front foot position is also a factor. If you find that you are getting too much pressure on your front foot, then move this position forward too. If you find that there is no feedback at all, move if back a bit.
When changing to shorter boards I find you need to inadvertently move the fron foot at least one position forward as the weight of the nose is reduced. So if you shortened your board, then move the strap up.
2) What Speeds does the Foil need to be stable. What fascinates me every time I try different foils, is how different we have all developed our foils to work.
eg. The Sword is very pitch and roll stable at higher speeds, but when starting it's harder as it needs the speed. I find it stalls out quite aggressively at low speeds if you are not 100% accurate with your angle of attack. Once you get used to it, it's not a problem. It's just very different from what I/you are used to from other foils.
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