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VB_Foil

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Re: Technique question - slowing down?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2020, 05:32:19 PM »
I second most of what is said above. If all else fails, I just step off the back of the board.  So long as you wear a leash, that’s the quickest way to end a ride. When you are learning, this is a good thing to get dialed.
I’m a 5’9” 65kg rider:

Boards:
   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   4’10” 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   5’11” 100L FSM

Foils: Armstrong 1050, 1200, 1550, 2400
Wings: F-One Swing 3.5M and 5M

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Re: Technique question - slowing down?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2020, 06:08:35 PM »
Man, that’s a great reminder. So bailing off the back is safer than a dodge to the side?

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Re: Technique question - slowing down?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2020, 06:38:31 AM »
Yeah for sure!  Bailing off the side is a no go in my opinion, as that can initiate the dreaded kickflip/jackknife.  I simply pick up my front foot and shove the board forward with my back foot.  The foil will then get a bit of air and land around the same time as you, but 6-7' away (depending on leash length). 

So long as you aren't bailing while pumping back out to an oncoming wave, this is  the safest bail in my experience. 
I’m a 5’9” 65kg rider:

Boards:
   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   4’10” 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   5’11” 100L FSM

Foils: Armstrong 1050, 1200, 1550, 2400
Wings: F-One Swing 3.5M and 5M

 


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