Recent content by juandesooka

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    I've gone to the Dark Side

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    I've gone to the Dark Side

    Yep, my guess is that 1 hour behind boat = 10 hours sup foil or 20 hours prone foil at the start. It is a massive jump start to the learning process. Trick with the boat: to begin drive too slow to get up on foil. The optimal is to be behind the boat riding on surface with foil below you. Get...
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    Post your Foil Pics HERE

    Yikes! that's one best avoided Since we're here, some recent photos at a rarely breaking spot. Snow on the hills, 5mm encapsulated riders, and coast guard boat going by, very Canadian eh.
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    Post your Foil Pics HERE

    sorry hump, but that's not the point, it's not Brad, and pretty sure you don't know the rider. Pete is a ripper, one of the strongest local foilers. I am fairly sure I took that photo last winter.
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    Progression Project

    You and me both. I clearly don't get enough water time.:loser: Do you follow the blue planet youtube and podcasts? He has some stoking content, though it's more wing focused. I like the ones where him and buddies watch an hour session and comment on their rides. My non foiling friend watched...
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    Progression Project

    I have been a fan of this podcast for years, though it has faded a little in past while, got a little too technical and somehow lost the stoke. His latest interview with Jim Bones is well worth a listen. He is a Maui guy that has done all the new sports as they came up, but he's fundamentally...
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    Learning the basics?

    I started early on curve for all the foil sports. There was no used gear and new too expensive, so we improvised. First sup foil was a concerted 9.t sup! First surf foil a diy beast must have been 60L. First wing foil a converted 7.6 door sup. But in retrospect it was quite a bit easier to...
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    Post your Foil Pics HERE

    Agreed. Our local crew is fantasizing about tow-in's, watching the insanely rad videos from around the world. Problem is, we just don't have the set ups that they do ... outside reefs with passing waves that barely break, leading to a long inside section for pumping magic. Unsurfable waves...
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    Post your Foil Pics HERE

    Following up Hdip post in Learning thread "last week at Fort point a ski boat towed a foiler into a wave on a glassy day. The guy ended up falling at the end and the board washed in. Surfer came in and drug the board up on the sand. Grabbed big rocks and proceeded to "stone" the foil board."...
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    Foil Froth Fever

    Bad luck continues....yesterday I got run over by a chick on a longboard, went right over me in white water. I was wearing a helmet, but didn't hit head. The fin stopped on my thigh, cut a 4" gash in wetsuit. Luckily no cut on leg. Hurt like crazy, but able to walk it off, kept surfing for...
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    Learning the basics?

    SF...yup...,.the kite the bay guys look good to get connected with! I am sure it won't be cheap, but you will get ahead of this. Being already competent prone surfing, you just ideally need some orientation with what a foil feels like. 1 or 2 boat sessions, then you can be up and riding...
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    Learning the basics?

    are you seeking surf (prone) foil or sup foil? Assuming surf/prone, how much surfing experience do you have? I think being a competent surfer, able to popup on a shortboard is pretty much crucial -- without that, my advice would be learn to surf first. Same with SUP, though overall I think...
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    Post your Foil Pics HERE

    Super old! Maybe a 2 or 3? Newer ones probably have corrections and all sorts of gizmos -- wave size enhancing filter? It would be fun to have one of the max or insta360 type cameras, I like how they erase the selfie stick. But to be honest, mostly gave up on the self filming, it's inevitably...
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    Post your Foil Pics HERE

    This is embarrassingly lame compared to what you guys post, but what the heck. I got a surprise session at a spot minutes from my house. It doesn't break very often. Can be pretty ultimate for foiling, with weak waves that can break a long time on the right day. This was not that day, but it...
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    Foil Froth Fever

    I have gath with visor too, I find at times the visor comes in handy -- though more often for vicious hail storms than sunshine where I live. Only half joking. Though I find it does kind of distort visuals while riding, sunglasses work better. I wear the gath sup and wing foil but find it is...