BOEMIX wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:51 am
I also have that problem, some times when landing I get catapulted forward just when touching the water.
The most dificult part for me is to feel when the foil is going to leave the water when popping (My spot is always really choppy) and sometimes I get out of water before than expected with a ton of forward motion and the crash is really hard.
I'm going to take haare's advice next time and try to go more upwind.
Thanks for share, because in my spot I'm the only one that foilboosts seriosly.
Boemix sounds like you have too much horizontal speed likely because you have not popped well enough.
Tipps for popping:
1) I try to go as high upwind as possible.
2) I try to generate as much speed as I handle. First I pull the bar so that the kite is deep in the window. Then once I go fast enough I push the bar all the way out and turn hard so that the kite shoots up fast.
3) Just before it reaches zenith I turn my board as much upwind as I can. Same time I push hard with my back foot so that the foil shoots up. When kite reaches zenith I pull the bar in.
4) ideally you try to keep the foil as deep as you can before jump.
5) While learning popping you can cheat by turning the kite little over 12 o clock so that it kills the excess speed.
Compared to TT you need to be able to turn upwind with front foot pressure. This you can practice doing S-turns. Try to do S-turns when you are well powered. You only put the pressure to back leg once you want to shoot up.
Ideally for learning you want to have big kite. It is slower so it is harder over steer it. This way you can focuse more to the board and your footwork.