You have the best plan to learn foiling I've ever heard of.Johhnn wrote:My plan is to try to get up at low height on the foil and start going short distances and drop the board back on the water maintaining control.
That is an achievement considering that you started with a High Aspect Ratio Wing. Good Job.Johhnn wrote:OK. I got out yesterday for 2 half hour sessions. The wind was stable and it went really well. I got up foiling for "moderate" distances on both tacks. I could even take a few seconds to appreciate the feeling now and then. It is very smooth. But mostly I was concentrating very hard on what I was doing. It is hard work. I pretty much did everything possible. I shot up really to max height on the board and, somehow, was able to keep going. I got up, slammed the board down, and kept going, board on the water. I did some out-of-control kangarooing. A couple of times I got going so fast I decided I better just hop off. Once or twice I was able to turn downwind to slow down, settle back on the water and keep going. I had some spectacular crashes (people on the beach were impressed), but nothing hurt, pretty much controlled wipeouts. Forecast is good today, so I might be able to get out again. I've got about 6 hours, so the estimate of 5-10 hours to get going seems right.
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