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Learning to Foil video
« on: February 03, 2017, 01:43:36 PM »
In this video Sam Pa'e and myself talk about learning to foil on a stand up board as well as safety and gear. 
If you are thinking about trying it, there is a lot of helpful information in this video:


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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 10:12:23 PM »
Just what I've been looking for!
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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 09:45:42 AM »
Great video Robert. Nice to hear Sam's perspective as well. Looks fun, but far from the standard SUP learning curve.
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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 10:37:10 PM »
Great video Robert

Thanks for that.

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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 06:47:47 AM »
Robert

Super GREAT video

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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 03:21:25 AM »
It's interesting that there's such focus on just getting the balance right, lean back, then forward to hold the foil down, following the curve of the wave, not too close to the curl, don't lean sideways, watch out for roll and the razor sharp foils ,if it ventilates at the surface then it stalls and crashes.
 Looks difficult for anyone. :-[
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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 02:06:08 PM »
but is it easier if you're a surfer or not approaching foiling with a mindset.
One guy in the video mentioned several times that he had to change his approach becuase he had an established surfing balance.

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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 07:16:27 PM »
Hi Surffoils,
Yes, once you get the feel for it, it's really not very difficult or complicated to foil but we were trying to make the point that it is quite challenging to get the feel for it at first and that you tend to wipe out a lot as you are figuring it out.  I doubt that you were able to fly the foil level the first time you tried it, am I right?  It's not just the mind set, we are conditioned from surfing to react a certain way, like to lean back on a steep takeoff and to put more weight on the inside rail, so you have to re-learn how to react to different situations and that takes a while, you can't count on your experience and muscle memory from surfing.  This was recorded after only my third time trying it in surf, so I was still very much a beginner, which is a good time to give pointers to others trying to learn I think.
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Re: Learning to Foil video
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 07:48:12 PM »
I cheated on my first Foil attempts, I rode it prone for days until I got the knack. But in beach breaks.
 It tripped me out to reach under the board and realise there was clear air between the board and the water.
Riding prone the silence is more apparent too, funny how much noise is created by the board moving thru the water.
 You do quickly learn to ride it like a plane aware of the surface.
 And then I moved to standup.
 Great video, thanks !


 


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