The Best Wing Foiling Skills for Beginners Part 2- Wingin' It Now!
Welcome back to the article of wing foiling for everyone session-2. We are excited to start a new series entitled just winging it article 2. Most of you probably think that our past instruction series should also share the same title but if by chance you do find benefit from content on this channel please subscribe and don't forget to reach to Lahoma winds for all your all kind of wing foiling needs. We have been waiting for warm enough waters to embark on our wing journey. We cannot quite yet. We are very close to saying that we are thrilled. This journey has begun the plan is to have a series of videos that will follow our development of learning on how to wing.
Hopefully, our failures and experiences can speed up the learning curve for you also many of you at this point are probably saying why even wing it the reasons for our number one it opens up launches. Where we would usually not be able to launch a kite it allows us to ride more wind directions and the wing handles gusty conditions will also it's a safer solo sport. If you do get stranded but honestly most of all it's a wind sport that involves a hydrofoil. Why would you not want to add it to your skillset? We think wing flowing has a really good chance to reach a surfer that could be initially overwhelmed by kiting.
It has a real interest in participating in wind water sports not to mention its application in the current surfing and general hydrofoil. We decided that investing in one board and holding on to the longer-term goals would be our initial approach. We decided on the f1 rocket winged board in the 510 sizes at 90 liters of volume. We went into this setup with the understanding. We were probably going to waste three to four sessions just getting used to board control of something under our feet that only exceeded our weight by around 15 liters. That was all very true but we are past that initial learning curve now. We are thankful that we did not go with a 7 to 8-foot board or a board with 115 meters or more volume.
Whether you're a kite surfer or have no wind sports background will take only minimal time and effort for entry-level ability on the water. We recommend starting on land in a grassy area or beach because the tips of the wing will touch down early on with mistakes. You don't want to destroy your wing before you've even hit the water just standing statically initially gets used to wing control just a small breeze will suffice at this point keep your back to the wind. Get used to keeping the wing high pulling in at the back elbow and feeling he increases in power when doing so never leave only your backhand on the wing transitions should always take place by leaving a hand on the front handle of the wing as your anchor point.
If you have no other options deflate the wing on the water fold it up put it under you and swim prone on the board back to safety when on the land store the wing with the board lying over the wing on its dorsal side bow on the wing foil. Put the wing leash around the base of the foil. If winds are turbulent and inconsistent and there is concern that the hydrofoil may shoos kebab the wing. We would recommend securing the wing separate of the hydrofoil with an anchored device that's where we're going to stop for today.
This article is obviously for the person contemplating are just now stepping into the sport the next episode in this series. We'll look at getting up on foil riding on foil upwind downwind riding beginner transition points. Other developmental emphasis please comments with some of your pointers and experiences in this fairly new endeavor. We hope you join us next time on the Lahoma Winds.
Video credit & lesson Credit from Kyle Oklahoma.