The Best Wing Foiling Lesson for Beginners Part 3- Wingin' It Now!
Welcome back to the lessons of wing foiling for everyone session-3. Just weighing it if you have just begun your journey wing foiling then check out our previous two sessions of the series in the link above. 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 lohoma winds and likes and comments are always appreciated also don't forget to check out lohomawinds.com for all of your wind-water Sports needs. Let's get started currently our wind sports pie chart is made up of about 60 Wing foiling 30 kite foiling and 10 observing twin tip kite boarding. We had really like to preserve the word kite boarding for this YouTube channel.
So wing foiling has opened up many more Days on the water for ourselves kind of the way that kite foiling has done for light wind days but winging does it from the aspect of gusty friendly non-directional wind dependence. 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 travel.
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. A wing board they're actually identical we ride a wide front strap set up on the foil board. Strapless on the wing board. We prefer an offset stance with my feet what this does is puts our 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 and that is with negotiating leg swell and chop in the crosswind position.
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 if riding the board with your feet in a linear setup in a straight line perpendicular to the legs turbulence. 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 but when the wind drops into those low to mid-teens there's more sloshing and there's less foiling going on that also means that there's a lot more frustration and expletives on the water a common issue is not releasing the rail of the board downwind to flatten. Then to gain speed to come up on foil going crosswind and stronger winds are usually sufficient but in lighter winds. 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. The board is more slippery With the rail disengaged but you need to reach seven to eight miles per hour for lift.
Don’t pump the hand weighing 15 to 20 times trying to get up on foil if you haven't experienced a burst of speed. Power in the first three to four pumps then go back to sloshing and wait for that next gust the great thing about inland lake riding is that if it's blowing 12 miles per hour. There's always going to be a 15 mile per hour gust in the imminent future one thing. We really love about wing foiling is that not only is it a workout unlike our free ride kite foiling sessions but it's an activity that works our back musculature which is pretty foreign in the kite boarding world pastorally. It's a really good offset to common postural problems associated with kiting especially with good form you definitely don't want to ride using the hand wing in a fully extended arm position not only for these postural reasons but also for the shoulder joint.
We wish this segment was more substantial in fact 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 hope you maybe took a nugget or two away from this for your wing foiling journey. Let's try to avoid now the onset of seasonal depression with winter quickly approaching in the northern hemisphere. We'll see you next time on the lahoma winds. We going to shake up this place say pick up that pace everybody.
Video credit & lesson Credit from Kyle Oklahoma.