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Down wind foil tips on the fly
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:29:06 PM »
Hope someone gets some tips from this, I was not planning on doing a vid and was really just out teaching a mate to fly and thought why not talk some **** while i'm out here.

It is 9 minutes so be warned but if you want to learn then you might just pick up something that will help. https://www.oneoceansports.com/one-blog/2019/4/28/downwind-foiling-tips-on-the-fly

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 11:25:00 PM »
Nice job Jacko! A lot of useful information there. You and Jeremy Riggs are both good at filming and narrating while actually doing. I find it most difficult to maintain focus for a long downwinder. Losing concentration usually ends in coming down off the foil and having to pump or paddle to keep going. Another guy on Seabreeze, I think JB describes something he calls “retreating”as when you use the speed or energy from one bump to peel off that one and search for the next and so forth. I learn more each time I go and as many have said,it gets easier the more you go. Thanks for sharing

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 09:59:53 AM »
Nice ride Jacko! Thanks for the instructional soundtrack. Fun to watch while listening 8)
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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 02:11:44 PM »
nice one jacko

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 04:35:26 PM »
Nice video!
Dang, is there anywhere in FL with conditions like that?

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 04:41:25 PM »
Awesome vid Jacko.

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2019, 10:19:17 PM »
That is my friend Eric Terrien (he used to be a pro supracer). For this race it was flat for 4 km so he couldn't really fly, then it got super windy with big bumps, at this point he did one fly for 12 km (40min) never landed until he reached the beach.




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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 03:14:23 AM »
Truy epic. He just flew pass everyone once the bumps started to get bigger.

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2019, 06:10:30 AM »
I looks like Eric could use some tips on the fly from Jacko. He is paddling way too much :P
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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2019, 02:43:35 PM »
too advanced for me to paddle that tiny board?  :)

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 01:34:16 PM »
Eric just got the new 900 Axis, he said it make a huge difference, way more glide and speed, effortless. Nothing to do with the classic wings.

I wait for his report on waves to see how it surfs. Seems like Gofoil and Signature are really good in the surf so.

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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2019, 04:47:17 PM »
Are you coming to the Gorge this summer Jacko? One way or another I'm going to be downwinding on a foil this year. I may have to cheat like mad, or lose 30 pounds (cheating will be easier) but by damn I WILL be doing it.

There a number of the better foilers on Maui using 900 or 920 Axis in the surf and downwind. As I recall, the 920 is a bit lower aspect with more anhedral. Anyway, they work really well in either environment. Junya McGurn rips on his, as does Kathy Shipman and Mark Raaphorst.
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Re: Down wind foil tips on the fly
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2019, 06:14:26 PM »
Hey pono.... we’ll be on the lookout when you come through the hatch. OH MY GOD......