The Best Wing Foiling Skills for Beginners Part 3- Wingin' It Now!
Welcome back to another article of wing foiling for everyone session-3. If you have just begun your journey wing foiling then check out our previous two articles of the series in the blog Lahoma Winds blog page. However, you have a desire to become more efficient on the wing with improved proficiency in water starts transitions or some other nuances. We have encountered then give this episode a try a timeline outline can be found here. Also below is the description and also please consider subscribing to the Lahoma winds and likes and comments are always appreciated also don't forget to check out Lahoma Winds for all of your wind-water Sport’s needs.
Access to sketchy water entry-exit locations so we have progressed from a 1900 square Centimeter to a 1 500 square centimeters front wing. We can ride in 12 to 13 mile per hour winds and with 5-meter handling. We are using the exact hydrofoil setup now as we use Much of the time under our pocket board with a peak fork kite. So it's an easy switch out we have decided after observing Daniel’s journey on a small volume board that it's just not the direction. We want to take at this time we are around 72 kilograms so I’m okay with riding board volumes around 75 liters and so the next step for the wing.
It is a consideration that has had some positive feedback from beginners in the last few weeks. Just remember this is a highly opinionated perspective but one that has worked well for our stance on a kite foil board Strapless on the wing board. We prefer an offset stance with our feet what this does is put us in a position of more forward-facing on the board with our pelvis. We believe it also aids us in footswitches and transitions due to our angles being much decreased and movement's much more abbreviated but when on a wing foil board. We believe it gives us another advantage.
This is a position that you're going to be in from the time you first engage the hand wing from your knees until the moment. You are riding on foil just consider this for a second. You are limited to making large adjustments for balance through just ankle strategies. So now you have these small joints here that are responsible for the correction of not falling forward or backward off of the board.
If some of these hurdles are creating frustration then give it a try what we have been observing in our local community of wing foilers. The wind is pumping everything is easier than to gain speed to come up on foil going crosswind and stronger winds are usually sufficient. You have to release the edge of the board and point it more downwind to gain the speed needed to rise up on foil use the power of the small lake swell for speed it's true. You need to reach seven to eight miles per hour for lift.
We wish this segment was more substantial we were holding off on part three hoping that we became proficient in this skill first but unfortunately our attacking currently is around a 10 success rate on my strong side. We would however like to recommend a couple of videos put out by going on the tacking maneuver there's a link for them also below in the video description. We believe the content to be some of the best. We have found for this skill set and these tips are what we were currently attempting to implement in our own progression so that concludes episode 3 of just winging it. We'll see you next time on the Lahoma Winds.
Video credit & lesson Credit from Kyle Oklahoma.