airsurfer wrote:Lezo thanks for all the helpful advice so you are saying remove the rear strap to learn and bring my rear foot forward to keep the board low? Also what do you mean by charge the front foot?
Correct - "weight" on the front foot, just like on a surfboard where the front foot is the "driving" foot everything centers around.
Although, I would just put the straps well forward instead - as on you very first "foiling" experiences, you will end up going head first into the "foil-bomb" as I think I've described (at least experienced over and over...)
And for me, having a rear strap to balance in, makes it better when you fall off - because it is easier to slip out of the straps, when you have two. Difficult to explain why.
Having only the front strap, almost gives me nightmares regarding having the foot get caught in the strap
Especially when you go really high speed
But with two, you get more reaction time to slip out it seems
Start with almost the same size kite as you are used to, when learning to "handle" the foil.
But you can (and will) very quickly use smaller kites - as soon as you can foil "easy".
If you have one, I would use a VERY depowerable kite, that dont generate too much apparent wind - so any good wavekite will be the best IMO, when learning and getting up foiling the first longer tacks.
When racing, different things matters it seems, but that is another chapter.