davesails7 wrote:Which foil was this?
Moses Hydrofoil (Italy). Regular Board with "A" wing.
Was it best to keep just the front strap on when you were starting out?
Maybe or maybe not.
In first hour I found it helpful to control board and laying a board during restart.
After two hours, once I removed the strap, my first observations were irrelevant.
Probably I could do the same progress trying without a strap.
How many days out before you were up and riding?
It took me 15 mins to manage to stay on a board and riding without constant falling.
After 2 hours I was capable to make 200m long distances riding with the lift effect.
After 5 hours I felt very comfortable riding on a reach and upwind.
After 8-10 hours I was making some of tacks and gybes.
After 15-20 hours I felt comfortable doing full speed downwinds, more than 50% of tacks and gybes.
I consider myself as an experience rider. 10 years kiting.
Last 3 seasons only racing (90%) and strapless wave (10%).