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Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby Tone » Sun May 28, 2017 4:41 pm

Yesterday I tried a foil board that was setup by a pro rider...

It was a moses Vorace.

The stance was bizarre. it was super wide and when going upwind, it was all about the back leg being straight and the front leg bent. Down wind it was not nice. Could not work it out.

I have recently got the Spotz Shark and it's a different beast to the S2. I need to widen the stance more to have control downwind.

What is your stance width on the board/foil combo you're riding?

Tone

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun May 28, 2017 9:04 pm

Not sure if you are only asking about the "V" and such ?

If general stance width, see these threads:

viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2395543

And the longer one is linked in above thread :thumb:

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby PullStrings » Sun May 28, 2017 9:51 pm

V means versus

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun May 28, 2017 10:12 pm

PullStrings wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 9:51 pm
V means versus

Thanks :thumb:
Was on my mobile so misread :wink:

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby Starsky » Sun May 28, 2017 10:19 pm

Same stance as a surfboard. When going downwind and carving around in waves its bent knee and a bit wider than shoulder width. Relaxing while getting somewhere, upright and pretty much shoulder width.

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby revhed » Mon May 29, 2017 7:51 am

Another benifit of strapless is the ability to change ones stance at will.
Note that it seems to feel better to go fast being wider, even much wider, but for most general flying your normal surf stance should be comfortable.
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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby dylan* » Tue May 30, 2017 2:30 am

i really cant imagine riding in that racing poo stance for very long, it looks so uncomfortable

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby Mitaka » Tue May 30, 2017 9:58 am

revhed wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:51 am
Another benifit of strapless is the ability to change ones stance at will.
Note that it seems to feel better to go fast being wider, even much wider, but for most general flying your normal surf stance should be comfortable.
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:thumb:

High speed - wide stance is more stable.
Low speed - narrower/casual stance is more stable and comfortable.
It is that simple :D

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby gmb13 » Tue May 30, 2017 10:37 am

Tone wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 4:41 pm
Yesterday I tried a foil board that was setup by a pro rider...

It was a moses Vorace.

The stance was bizarre. it was super wide and when going upwind, it was all about the back leg being straight and the front leg bent. Down wind it was not nice. Could not work it out.

I have recently got the Spotz Shark and it's a different beast to the S2. I need to widen the stance more to have control downwind.

What is your stance width on the board/foil combo you're riding?

Tone
Hi Tone,

The Stance really will depend on the foil. The modern race foils need a very wide stance. My stance on the Banga and Comet is 60cm (Back strap front screw to front strap back screws).

When it comes to freeride foils, it's a totally different story. Then I have my feet very close together. This makes switching feet in manoeuvres much easier.

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Gunnar

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Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Postby Tone » Tue May 30, 2017 1:24 pm

gmb13 wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 10:37 am
Tone wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 4:41 pm
Yesterday I tried a foil board that was setup by a pro rider...

It was a moses Vorace.

The stance was bizarre. it was super wide and when going upwind, it was all about the back leg being straight and the front leg bent. Down wind it was not nice. Could not work it out.

I have recently got the Spotz Shark and it's a different beast to the S2. I need to widen the stance more to have control downwind.

What is your stance width on the board/foil combo you're riding?

Tone
Hi Tone,

The Stance really will depend on the foil. The modern race foils need a very wide stance. My stance on the Banga and Comet is 60cm (Back strap front screw to front strap back screws).

When it comes to freeride foils, it's a totally different story. Then I have my feet very close together. This makes switching feet in manoeuvres much easier.

--
Gunnar
Thanks Gunnar,

I think I may be wider than that. I will measure later today.

I am also sure weight (113kg) and height has an effect .


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