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North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby JMF » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:08 am

Hi Guys,

Any suggestions as to what the alien code on North Pro-Foil means?

Jokes aside. What would be a good starting point for a beginner limited foiling experience? Have my straps in forward position, going to take back strap off I think or might take off all together. Have some Kite wakeskating background so strapless not foreign concept to me, although the foil of course adds another dimension.

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:56 pm

JMF wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:08 am
Hi Guys,

Any suggestions as to what the alien code on North Pro-Foil means?

Jokes aside. What would be a good starting point for a beginner limited foiling experience? Have my straps in forward position, going to take back strap off I think or might take off all together. Have some Kite wakeskating background so strapless not foreign concept to me, although the foil of course adds another dimension.

I just looked at the board - the size looks "perfect" for an allround board for learning and light wind, 150 cm long quite wide and volume too, so can be used in really light wind also, and I would expect it to be quite light ?

You are spot on, straps in forward position for starters so you dont shoot out of the water.

Yes, take the back strap off, that will help finding the balance point, and less risk getting stuck.

But keep the front straps while learning, no matter how good you are strapless JMF, as you can not start like used to on a wakeskate or surfboard, not even close :o

The mast will hinder your easy start so it will be almost impossible :(

You have to tilt the board fully on its edge with your hand (and not your heels like you are used to), in order to start strapless on a hydrofoil - because the mast makes the board flip the wrong way (to leeward) if you try to start like you are used to.

A few in here brag about how they learned strapless - but IMO and everybody else here having had loads of strapless surf and wakeskate experience, it is not adviced as it will only slow your learning.

When you can foil back and fourth and have the basics nailed, THEN you can learn to start strapless.

Riding strapless is a piece of cake, it is only the waterstart that is tricky, if you are all worked up trying to get everything else together when riding for the first times :wink:

Good luck and welcome to an awesome world of new fun :rollgrin:

8) PF

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby JMF » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:11 am

Thanks for detailed help and encouragement Peter. Any pointers as to where to start I could place mast on board. Sorry I see pictures did not come through on original post. See pictures below.

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby cglazier » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 am

When we had a chance to try the board we just put the mast in the middle of the tracks and the straps at a middle position and it worked fine for all of us. We were all experienced riders.

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby JMF » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:34 am

cglazier wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 am
When we had a chance to try the board we just put the mast in the middle of the tracks and the straps at a middle position and it worked fine for all of us. We were all experienced riders.

CG
Thanks CG :thumb:

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby slowboat » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 am

If you are new to foiling, you may want to start with foil closest to back of board and then move forward in very small increments as your pitch control improves.

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby JMF » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:40 am

slowboat wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 am
If you are new to foiling, you may want to start with foil closest to back of board and then move forward in very small increments as your pitch control improves.
Thought as much. So the more forward the mast the more front foot pressure needed.

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby slowboat » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:07 am

JMF wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:40 am
slowboat wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 am
If you are new to foiling, you may want to start with foil closest to back of board and then move forward in very small increments as your pitch control improves.
Thought as much. So the more forward the mast the more front foot pressure needed.
Exactly. I moved mine forward 0.5 cm at a time as my control improved.

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby madworld » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:30 am

How much does the foil plus board weight?

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Re: North Pro-Foil board settings?

Postby TomW » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:07 pm

If you are a beginner, take off those straps and get some hooks.


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