slowboat wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:24 am
If you want to really speed up your progression, put the TT away for a while. (you can always come back to it in the future). Get some smaller kites and go out all reasonable conditions.
So true, put your TT and/or waveboard away, now you are up and riding, but still a relatively newbie.
Ditch your dignity a while, while learning foil - as it will pay off to go "total beginner" for a longer time.
Some need to get their self-esteem back, by going out on the boards they KNOW they can ride well, but if you can avoid it, it will pay off bigtime
If windy, take your smaller kites, A LOT smaller, as you will find it very easy with these, and not as much "punishment" when it goes wrong.
Only when lighter, you need a bit more power than when experienced, so take a reasonably big kite here, but you know that.
You will progress so much faster and better - and dont get discouraged when NOTHING works on some days, this is just a part of the progress and as long as you tell yourself that, even a bunk session can be turned around mentally to something good, eventhough not impressive for others watching, but who cares, it will END up impressive one day
Later when learned into muscle memory, you can switch boards easy, same day, no problem - but for starters to learn totally new and some counter intuitive muscle memory reactions that are NOT like on other boards, it will pay off to be consistent and just "eat" your self-respect while fooling around like we all did, and I still do sometimes ha haa
Great to hear from another stoked hydrofoiler, you get so addicted, but it is a SANE addiction in every way
You can actually choose WHEN you want to go out kitesurfing now, so you work and family and everything, will be stoked that you dont have to go "kitesurfing" in the middle of a wedding, because "there is ONLY wind right now" ha haa
(only problem is, it is SO addictive, that you might use a lot more time on the water - we all do no doubt - but schhhh, dont tell anyone....)
PS: You are one of the, maybe a bit more rare, ones who havent got that many years of experience, and still you are stoked about hydrofoiling - AWESOME to see, instead of us old geezers being in everything from the start, that is not the same as when relatively "new", my respect