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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2019, 03:39:47 PM »
When I was out on my 37 ltr prone, surf foiling, yesterday, I tried messing around with kneeling and standing on the board while waiting on sets.  I'm a lightweight at 65 kg / 145 lbs.  It was much easier than I anticipated.  The foil really makes things more manageable than on a standard shortboard.  On my knees, the water line was around my belly button.  I would think that with a wing pulling me up, I could probably make it happen with some practice.   Can't wait to try!

That is cool.  How was it on both feet when submerged?  I remember that being a very controlled position from shortboarding.  The water around your legs and torso lend a lot of stability.  I am hoping to avoid the knee.  I have been practicing getting in a low squat on both feet on my floater, arranging everything from there and standing.  Because I am completely above water that is somewhat awkward and unbalanced but it works and I am hoping that it is good practice :).

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2019, 05:48:54 AM »
My daughter can now do a flat water knee start on a 5'0 41 liter surfboard.
Open water conditions are very choppy and rough most of the time around here so that is still a big challenge.

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We believe waterstarting is much better but I think she needs a 25-30 liter board to waterstart and perhaps foot straps?  Perhaps a kite foil board?

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #47 on: Today at 04:32:31 AM »
This one is 36 liters with a pretty big dude on it.  Not cranking wind either.  This is where its at.


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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #48 on: Today at 05:16:30 AM »
I need to learn to wing without switching my feet. I want to turn like that.
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