the reedin setup looks really good, kdmaui has helped with some design on that one.I'm not saying you should buy this. But they appear to be solid, but older generation gear. It's most likely worth it to get into one of the mainstream brands which are more interchangeable and have a better upgrade path, but here are 2 full foil setup price point options. You want "plate mount".
nah fvvk that, buy a good rig once and get on with it, this shît is a money pit already without constantly trading up, all the modern stuff is a piece of **** to ride compared to gear from 3 years ago.The bigger the mast the harder when learning.
I would say you need to buy a foil that is good for learning and then graduate.
Figuring out front foot placement really helped me.Axis 910b
4'8 FFB Techno.
For myself, moving to a small board was mainly a paddling issue...pushing water = noodle arms. The popup took a few tries to get comfortable, but beyond that, wasn't much adaptation.I'm curious how everyone's board progression worked? I just got a performance board. It's 4'7 x 19 x 4 1/5.
Holy sh!t is it different compared to a beginner foil board. I was riding something like a 5'6 x 22 x 3.5 board and could consistently fly the foil and not fall. New board is so much harder and it feels like I stepped off a wavestorm and on to a CI Proton. It comes up on foil much faster and I noticed you need to be much more forward when taking off. I've had three frustrating sessions and have really only stood up on about 1/3 of the waves. Part of it is I'm hesitating when taking off so the foil comes up fast and it is hard to control the lift in your prone position so I end up falling.
Is anyone else going from beginner board to advanced? Kind of like learning to surf and working towards a HPSB?
Yeah, I am on a similar 4.6x19x4.25 ish ... which is thicker than most, gives more buoyancy, makes it paddle able for this middle aged guy. Paddling for waves I have to concentrate on being chest forward an inch more and get front foot up front quick....even a half inch too far back, it's all wonky. Maybe that's the key variable....like a HP surfboard, the margin for error shrinks with smaller boards -- compared to a longboard you can do whatever it doesn't really matter. Anyways, sounds like you're on the right track. This foiling this is the best thing ever! (and the worst thing ever, when it doesn't work...like having your super power taken away)@juandesooka
You're right. I noticed I need to move forward to the point where it feels way off compared to paddling a surfboard since you really don't need to worry about nosediving a foil board that is only 4.5 ft. I dialed that part in but I think you're right and I'm not putting my front foot as nearly far forward as I need to. The beginner board that I had wasn't really sensitive and you could put your foot anywhere and it wouldn't breach.
The good news is I can paddle the board with no issues and it has plenty of float.