Author Topic: It could be your board!  (Read 401 times)

jondrums

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It could be your board!
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:09:51 AM »
My 7íx29Ēx120L foil specific SUP board is in my garage drying out prior to a repair.  Iíve been borrowing a prone board from my buddy.  Wow, prone has NOT been an easy transition.  I finally caught a wave, stood up, and foiled after about 10 sessions of failure.  Iíve been wanting to learn, so I promised myself I wouldnít SUPfoil until I learned - thatís the only way I made it through 10 awful sessionsÖ  Anyway, I decided to celebrate my recent success by taking out my old converted foil SUP.

HOLY CRAP - it rides so poorly!  I canít believe I ever learned to foil on this thing.  It is a converted 8í5Ēx29Ēx120L starboard SUP with a Tuttle installed.  Comparing directly to my foil specific board, it is super slow to paddle, balances way worse, hard to turn to catch a wave, really hard to get out of the water, and has so much swing weight that turning the foil on the wave is a bear.  And not only that, it is noticeably slower in a straight line even with the GL210 (?!?).

Iím still not rushing the repair because I want to get some more sessions prone foiling.  My motivation to keep proning is even higher now since thereís no way Iíll go back out on my old converted board.  So if you're hitting a wall with your foiling, the board could be a part of the issue.

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Re: It could be your board!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 01:13:57 PM »
I know the feeling  :D
I am now around the 6ft board mark and started on 7ft+ board and its so much fun now, though I would suggest to work your way down on sizes and learn the skill as required.
Also, be realistic about yourself on how many session a week you foil and get the size and volume to suit otherwise no fun falling a lot instead of foiling and flying more often  8)

 


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