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bert



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject: foil basics Reply with quote

excellent foil tutorial by Balz Muller.
https://youtu.be/vrupMZ1qyrk
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: foil basics Reply with quote

bert wrote:
excellent foil tutorial by Balz Muller.
https://youtu.be/vrupMZ1qyrk

Been out for a while: it is very nice but unfortunately it does not seem to help me at all Shocked Embarassed Shocked Embarassed ...
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wevans



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice vid.

I'd like to see someone explain how to slow down (quickly stop) in a gust without breaching. Right now, my emergency stop procedure is to grit teeth, sheet out, breach, crash down and catapult.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rig smaller!
Still a novice, I survive 2-4 breaches a day, by sheeting in hard, standing on front leg, absorb the nose hit, and pull down on the boom to pressure mast base while in footstraps and now slogging at 2 mph.
Then step forward.
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d0uglass



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wevans wrote:
Nice vid.

I'd like to see someone explain how to slow down (quickly stop) in a gust without breaching. Right now, my emergency stop procedure is to grit teeth, sheet out, breach, crash down and catapult.


I don't think there's any way to stop quickly in a gust other than crashing, but there are some ways to regain control so you can slow down and stop if you want. I have had some success with various combinations of these-

1. Sheeting way out and moving my boom hands close to the mast, but still leaning forward and pressing down hard on the boom to keep the nose down.
2. Turning way upwind.
3. Turning way downwind.
4. Having my back foot on the centerline of the board instead of in the outside strap.

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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As in windsurfing, you CANNOT stop. You can slow down, as said head up or down, but you CANNOT stop.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: foil basics Reply with quote

Well, that looked easy!

-Craig

bert wrote:
excellent foil tutorial by Balz Muller.
https://youtu.be/vrupMZ1qyrk
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
As in windsurfing, you CANNOT stop. You can slow down, as said head up or down, but you CANNOT stop.

Funny!
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two ways to STOP, and NOW when WSing include pearling and a full wheelie. I do not intend to deliberately try either on a foil. Sad

And if stopping while windsurfing includes ceasing to move in the direction one was headed (e.g., to avoid an object), that's easily done if the board and rider can swerve 90 degrees instantly without needing to unhook, unstrap, or maneuver the sail.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doubt Wevans is looking to CRASH in order to avoid breaching.
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