Re: Controlling roll like counter steering on bike?
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:07 pm
now that is completely practical!
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Second session I got better feel for it and can stay up on foil 30 seconds was having less issue with roll. Roll got messed up only if my feet position were not centered.plummet wrote: ↑Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:03 pmFor me carving a hydrofoil is similar to riding burms on a bike. Lean into the direction you want to go. I don't think about the foil or the board or the bike for that matter it just becomes an extension of me. Its just practice on leaning and in the instance of the foil weighting appropriately.
The fast you go on the foil the better for stability much like a bike.
If you put straps on your board that will help you manhandle the foil in when there is cross currents and swell. But otherwise its all about balance and leaning for me. Don't over think it. Just ride!.
yeah no need to sweat the details, people are getting so technical in this thread that it's just needlessly confusing. if you want something to practice to get more comfortable, you can do some carving in big S-shapes. itll help hone in your muscle memory and you'll eventually just be controlling the roll/yaw automatically when you want to turn, like on a bicycle.