Casair wrote:Hi All,
I've been lurking on this forum for a long time and felt compelled to write in concerning this thread.
3. I've found it very helpful to have only the front foot-strap installed and nothing for the back foot. This gives me enough control of the board but also allows me to fall forward/eject without getting my feet tied up in the straps. ...
Have fun and enjoy the ride!
NICE write-up !
Sorta wish you would have come on the forum Sooner !!!
On # 3 :
When i first tried to ride a surfboard as a way to someday learn the hydrofoil, i
tried strapless with the prosthetic(s) . It was hard, an only got up & rode once.
Next day i went back to Mohave with some straps in the center of the board
and found it kinda easy to do a water start ; i spent the rest of the summer
learning to ride a surfboard.
After reading your suggestions ; next time out, i'll get rid of the back foot-strap
and tell Ya how it goes. I "Think" i can Do that, because i only need the front
strap to start now, (then slide the back foot in while i'm getting pulled up.
Kite control is more than 75% of my balance ; i rely on sheeting in & out
on the bar WAY more now, than i did when i had legs in 2007.
Thanks for all the tips , and Wish i could afford to fly you to Vegas this spring ; because
i found a local with a metal Carafino foil, and he agreed to lend it to me to learn on,
and you'd make a Good instructor !!