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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby KitesurferRO » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:40 pm

Don't miss the Zeeko Makaira instructional videos:

http://www.kitesurferstore.com/ZeekoKites.html








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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby Arcsrule » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:47 pm

those Zekos are good. thanks for moving them all to one spot.

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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:30 pm

BraCuru wrote:
This is LAUNCHING A BOARD:


Excellent tips BraCuru :thumb:

May I add one single comment, I found out back when I used straps :

You can just as easy, or even easier/safer, handle the board with the front hand, if using strap(s)

If you tilt the board up with the front hand, holding the nose of the board, you can get into the front or both straps.

Then you let go of the nose - the huge advantage when learning with straps, is you can hold the board in position now for indefinite time.
You hold the kite with your backhand - so when you move your front hand to the bar and pull forward, it is ready for a long good dive to get up and going :naughty:

Strapless, you can not hold the nose but only the tail like you show, so VERY different.

Your method works with both straps and without though, so good overall advice.

But would just mention how easy it is holding the nose too, and you dont get your feet into the tail wing/rudder and sharp trailing edges as easy, when you pull the board towards you.

You can start much faster, if you are open to using both methods, depending on where the board is relative to you :D

8) PF

(PS: I have too long legs, and too stiff, so not possible for me at all to put both feet on the strapless board while still holding the board with my rear hand - you must be quite agile)

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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby gmb13 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:48 pm

Little bit of an update.

I was sick all of last week so we didn't get any shooting done.

Today we got some good stuff though, so as soon as my cold clears and I do not sound like I am talking while holding my nose, I will be able to the next batch of videos done.

Here is a little teaser of todays footage.

http://www.kite-chino.com/blog/entry/37 ... -and-gybes




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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby ozchrisb » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:16 am

Foiling Gybe:

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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:33 pm

Damn he is good, Adam, looks so effortless and steadily/safe :thumb:

Great to see this :rollgrin:

Wish we could also see some normal jibes too, instead of the "race" jibe (or is it the "safe" jibe ?).
(they switch feet first, a bit reversed if you are riding waves and dont know if you are gonna end up jibing or turning back).

Meaning, jibing first and switch feet after, so you can look inside the turn or wave, and decide if you wanna jibe or turn back any time - any videos ?

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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby ptraykovski » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:24 am

I was struggling with switching my feet on jibes and the saw the s-jibes video above and decided to give up on the foot switch for now and just try that. After a bit of practice I could s-turn happily downwind without switching. So much fun to do a smooth carve with hardly any speed loss.

Now at least I don't have to crash on every turn and have a way to get back downwind that is really fun. Still not even close to switching my feet though!

I downloop if the wind is light to keep the kite moving and powered, or if the wind is a bit stronger and I don't have to worry about stalling fly it over the top. That feels a bit more controlled in stronger wind.

Thanks for posting them and keep them coming :wink:


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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby gmb13 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:09 pm

Just added the foiling gybe how to video to the thread at the beginning.



Enjoy and good luck learning!

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Re: Foiling Basics Videos

Postby TheRussian » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:29 pm

Great video Gunnar - I wish I had seen this a week ago!

My main issue was a lack of faith in the technique.... lack of speed & I did not feel comfortable downlooping the kite. I need to do a mental CTRL - ALT - DEL

I will keep watching the video....thanks again it is v helpful :D


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