Funny trick I tested this week-end : hydrofoiling without touching the bar ...It is more impressive than it is, and really funny for intermediate foilers like I am.
I saw some videos of french riders ( marc Blanc unhoked, Steph Goffinet, both using waves as propulsor and kite hanging in neutral pull) ; but ... I had no waves (and not 1/4th of their skill), so I wanted to test in straight line. I pulled my bar stopper to the middle of the power rope and rided hands free during hundreds of meters, just touching one pre-line here and then (every 15-20 seconds approx ) to put the kite at the correct elevation.
Feeling is like snowsurfing down a gentle slope, and you can play with different upwind angles, toe side, with a big smile and sometime pumping the hydrofoil to compensated for speed loss
you fell in a kind of Kai Lenny style during some precious seconds