SparD wrote:@mig27 : At first, you can ride downwind with the board on the water. That's what I did when I began because when it's onshore and you went far upwind, you can't walk downwind, you have to figure a way to come back to shore !
Yup, foil hanging in the line is a scary situation, happened to me to during my learning ! Hopefully it was light wind...
PS : Rijswijk is a really nice place, I lived there for 4 months !
Thanks for the tip!
I figured that out myself in the third hour
And than give a little kick to get on the foil is just a small step further, but the speed you can reach....sick!
My guess: you worked for the patent office or ESA?
Johhnn wrote:Strapless is definitely the way to go. I started with a single front strap, but after a couple of falls during which my foot got trapped (thankfully w/o injury), I decided to take it off. It was like 3 steps forward and 2 steps back in the learning progression, but once I figured out what to do when starting, it was great. Sometimes I think about putting 3 straps on the board to try it out, now that I have better skills, but I don't think I'll gain very much. Also the clean deck is just aesthetically nicer and makes it easier to move your feet around.
I did not like straps on my surfboard as well, so for me it was a natural thing.
In despite most experienced foilers said add a front strap only. And they have a good point: it is easier to make the water start. But after an hour that was not the problem for me anymore