justkite100 wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:39 am
Also, I keep hearing different opinions on straps vs strapless. Would it be too much of a challenge to learn strapless straight from day one?
I did from day one, and never tried with straps ever.
After two years I can say this:
Yes, it is possible.
But with at least one strap up front your progression will be better.
Getting on a strapless board is a trick you can learn from YouTube. Search for strapless hydrofoil waterstart. But it adds to the already long learning curve.
When riding it means you have no ability to pull the board up. All corrections have to be done by shifting your weight, much less room for error.
When their is sufficient wind for foiling it is not any more difficult than with straps.
However in the low and high-end straps will give you more options to not crash...
Still, I am stubborn and continue to ride strapless because it feels so good