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    Quote Originally Posted by 5:00 View Post
    I have a sky ski which is different from this above the waterline. These things seem to have a mind of their own. The best advice I received was to look at a point eye level and at the center of the boat. Your body will follow the motion of your eyes. I tested the theory and it is true. That really made a difference for me and keeping low while learning.
    I know when I was on a sit-ski on the snow, it was difficult to translate the normal motion a person would do on snowskis of pressure on the heels vs toes to forward/back pressure sitting in a chair. With the foil board, being able to use the front/rear legs to translate the forward/back pressure on the board seemed a LOT more natural to me. I guess I like being a sideways rider!

    I'm hoping to get out on it tonight, so I'll report back!
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    Let us know for sure.

    The tough thing about the sky ski is that your body is one with the board. It is like an airplane control surface. Move your hands down, the board goes up. Move your hands left the board goes right. That was tough to learn. At least you don't have to mess with that. Looks like a cool ride.
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    Note to all. Do NOT try and learn to foil board on a 36" mast. on the little 15" trainer mast, I got up first pull. No worries at all. even on the 24" mast, a couple pulls and I was up and riding, getting in some foil action.

    the 36" mast is hard. I spent TONS of pulls just trying to even get up. Then the best I'd get was a second or two of glide before it bucked me off. It was like trying to tame a wild stallion.

    Here's my take on the 36" mast:
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    LOL looks like modified wakeboarding to me, not surfing at all
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    Can you get the shorter T bar? It is really weird when you get up that high off of the water too. Something just doesn't feel right.
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    [QUOTE=trayson;307101]Note to all. Do NOT try and learn to foil board on a 36" mast. on the little 15" trainer mast, I got up first pull. No worries at all. even on the 24" mast, a couple pulls and I was up and riding, getting in some foil action.

    the 36" mast is hard. I spent TONS of pulls just trying to even get up. Then the best I'd get was a second or two of glide before it bucked me off. It was like trying to tame a wild stallion.

    what was your speed on this dismount?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post

    what was your speed on this dismount?
    I was keeping the speed slow like we did on Saturday. That's what was advised by the foil manufacturers. So I was probably going about 12mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    LOL looks like modified wakeboarding to me, not surfing at all
    Well, it's called foil boarding, or Wake foiling. I was told to do it at wake length to learn and at a low speed.

    Eventually it's possible to actually do one with a surf wave and ride it without the rope! Don't know if I'll ever get there at this point! haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5:00 View Post
    Can you get the shorter T bar? It is really weird when you get up that high off of the water too. Something just doesn't feel right.
    I'm going to look into getting a shorter mast. That I think would make a huge difference.
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    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trayson View Post
    Well, it's called foil boarding, or Wake foiling. I was told to do it at wake length to learn and at a low speed.

    Eventually it's possible to actually do one with a surf wave and ride it without the rope! Don't know if I'll ever get there at this point! haha.
    its a surfboard with foil , not a wakeboard with a foil , should try it with bindings...lol
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