Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Noob mistake: setup stabilizer wing below fuselage instead of above (fin/stab reversed)

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders


User avatar
jeromeL
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 932
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:22 pm
Kiting since: 2014
Local Beach: Longisland NY
Style: freestyle
Gear: Fone Bandit 2014 12m^2, 2015 9, 2015 7, 2015 14
Best GP 2015 9m
Star Sirius V2 12m
Nobile Fity/50 138cm
Naish Apex bindings.
Zeeko Green and White + Shinn El Stubbo
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Longisland, NY, USA
Contact:

Noob mistake: setup stabilizer wing below fuselage instead of above (fin/stab reversed)

Postby jeromeL » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:19 pm

So Saturday I switched stabilizer with fin around fuselage like a noob. (zeeko foil)
Wind was really light, onshore and very choppy, I couldn't get up for half an hour, maybe my 8th session after 6/8 weeks of no foiling so I thought I needed to bring my foil game back.
After a while I was able to foil for 3 seconds putting all my weight on back foot way back. That's when I realized something must be wrong. popped wing out of the water and saw fin was above fusleage and wing down. :lol:
I guess wing angle of attack is big deal lol, the foil was literally trying to take a dive as soon as I would getup on board, being on a shinn el stubbo (no volume board), the board was sinking fast ;)

Séb
Frequent Poster
Posts: 421
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:57 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Gear: Mostly Core kites and Shinn boards
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Quebec, Canada
Contact:

Re: Noob mistake: setup stabilizer wing below fuselage instead of above (fin/stab reversed)

Postby Séb » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:41 pm

I did the same mistake on my first day of foiling with the exact same setup :) I still remember saying in my head WTF it is sooooo hard to foil!! ;)

grtlakes
Rare Poster
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:46 pm
Kiting since: 2014
Local Beach: ontario
Favorite Beaches: hatteras area
Gear: lf overdrive, sector v5, mako king,NHP split,
lf happy foil
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Noob mistake: setup stabilizer wing below fuselage instead of above (fin/stab reversed)

Postby grtlakes » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 pm

Glad you sorted that out.
Were you able to find somewhere to foil by your rental in salvo? Going Friday can't wait.
Regards


Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: lazyAv8tr and 10 guests