plummet wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Looks like the foil is mounted too far forward on it. Its wasting a good 10-15 cm of board length that could be on the nose helping with touch downs.
One could do that yes, and it would have this benefit no doubt.
But in my experience it would hurt low end riding and starting somewhat.
Having some area behind your rear foot helps balancing and riding when down on the water, so you can ride this way when very little kitepower, and get up foiling earlier.
And no, you can NOT just step forward - this helps floating around, but having to move back when you are about to get up is not as smooth/good.
Of course it will be worse at touchdowns then - but there is always a price, and as others said, it is not a beginner board.
Looks really fun and performing, meaning good balance when not foiling so it starts earlier.