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bretrwarner

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Dock Start Help
« on: April 28, 2023, 01:34:35 PM »
So, I have watched countless YouTube videos, made my own foil and board, and been out three times now. I no longer look like a compilation of dock start fails when I go out, but I am still falling after pumping the board just a few times. I was hoping someone out there could answer a few questions I thought of after my last session. I have no other foil experience and I realize that makes this much harder but I have no access to a boat to be towed by and I haven't finished the wingfoil board I am making yet.

1. Foil placement and foot placement. What does one get from having the foil farther back/forward and how does that change where your back foot goes.

2. Front foot placement. Often when I fall now I feel like I am not getting the nose of the board down enough and my pumping is pretty ineffectual. I am assuming I need to move my front foot farther forward, but was hoping for some insight there as well.

I will try to post a video later if I can, but my first three sessions have been on my own.

For what its worth I am using the foil I built from this kit https://www.clearwaterfoils.com/products/pump-v1-kit

and the board I am on is one I made as well. I modeled off of the Slingshot Dwarf Craft )https://slingshotsports.com/collections/kite-foil-boards/products/dwarf-craft-v2-kite-foil-board) Mine is a little heavier, but still pretty light because it is largely hollow.


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Re: Dock Start Help
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2023, 03:50:42 PM »
Try to run faster on the dock. It's hard to build speed when pumping. It's much easier to maintain speed.

 


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