stevez wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:33 am
When learning you are going to bottom out for sure, no matter what you try, and you'd rather do that on a solid G10 wing with a metal fuselage than damage a fragile carbon setup. Even for me after 2 years it's an ongoing reality as I my main spot empties out at low tide, so I'm always pushing the limit of shallowness.
No you NEVER need to bottom out, even learning, UNLESS in an etang (pond, lake where the water is shallow in spots, and even then....
Tide goes out, simple, foiler goes out even further.
NEVER if at all possible water start if you can touch the bottom and use your head to note where this is so when finished will also NOT bottom out!
I know for sure that EVERY bottom out puts stress on your set up mostly STRUT to fuse AND STRUT to board connections, easy to understand
by thinking just a little about this, NOT to mention stress on your not replaceable body parts.
And a while later you will wonder why there is play at your connections, bent bolts but mostly cumulative UNSEEN damage that may lead to LOOSING
your T bar to never be found again, believe me have seen this more than once.
At best sure hope the guys CHOOSING to risk bottoming out do so STRAPLESS for obvious reasons.....