Author Topic: Learning to Foil behind 5 Horsepower Row Boat  (Read 1408 times)

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Re: Learning to Foil behind 5 Horsepower Row Boat
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 07:25:22 PM »
Excellent, it's a lot easier once you get a bit to the side away from the wash.
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Re: Learning to Foil behind 5 Horsepower Row Boat
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2018, 06:01:02 AM »
The madness continues.
 
For me to foil behind the boat required training another capable operator.  My 3 kids took a boating course last summer but only one of them had interest in driving the boat - Macy age 13.  There is driving a boat and then there is driving a boat with a “skier.”  Damn the torpedoes if I want to foil behind the boat then Macy was my only chance.  He skills were tested on her cousin, family friend and then I got to fly. 

Taking off is 100% EASY at this point.  Zero chance of falling. 

We have started pumping competitions.  Here was my latest.  I think I need a smaller board.

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Re: Learning to Foil behind 5 Horsepower Row Boat
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2018, 06:01:13 AM »
Meanwhile Macy says “I want to fly.” 

Here is the challenge - Macy has (near) ZERO experience behind a boat.  She has water-skied ONCE in her whole life.  She will NOT SUP with me and tells me that SUP is lame and only wants to learn to surf a prone board.  BUT every time we go in the ocean it has been less than successful.  So at this point she is NOT a surfer, NOT a SUP'er, NOT a water-skier, and only occasionally likes to ride a tube behind a boat. 


Consistent with the FOILING IS EASY theme.  I say "OK" let's do this.

3 Sessions later e.g. less than 1 cumulative hour and she says "Hand me that selfie stick." 

:o  Macy is up and flying.  I didn't bother to mention that she is Regular foot and the board was rigged for Goofy foot.  Kids don't need to worry about these things.  Here she is demonstrating the one handed take off flying while filming. 

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Re: Learning to Foil behind 5 Horsepower Row Boat
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2018, 07:44:33 AM »
Meanwhile Macy says “I want to fly.” 
More impressive accomplishments from youngsters! Your "Foiling Is Easy" theme has me smh!  ??? Maybe once you actually learn it it's easy. of course my foot placement dysfunction ain't helping the steep curve ahead of me! Next go out will at least have markers if not pads where feet belong. I just can't get it in my head to place both feet over stringer and square up shoulders. someone suggested I start doing it on a regular sup for practice.
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Re: Learning to Foil behind 5 Horsepower Row Boat
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2018, 08:34:27 PM »
Meanwhile Macy says “I want to fly.” 
More impressive accomplishments from youngsters! Your "Foiling Is Easy" theme has me smh!  ??? Maybe once you actually learn it it's easy. of course my foot placement dysfunction ain't helping the steep curve ahead of me! Next go out will at least have markers if not pads where feet belong. I just can't get it in my head to place both feet over stringer and square up shoulders. someone suggested I start doing it on a regular sup for practice.
It's any interesting conundrum...there's these barriers that we hit when learning, that as soon as you break through them (which you will if you keep at it), you look back, and wonder why they were ever barriers to begin with.

Once you get to being able to control your flight (pop up when you want, set it down or lower it when you want), and stay flying where you want....all of the other stuff (turning, connecting sections) come a lot faster, and where I think the "FOILING IS EASY theme" then comes into play.

Wrt your feet....you might consider at least a front strap to get your front foot where it needs to be ALL THE TIME, and a tail pad to locate your rear consistently.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 08:36:10 PM by SanoSlatchSup »
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