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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxmark4 View Post
    Well maybe Scott can show me how to sack up and get upside down this year!
    Scott makes it look easy.


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  2. #42
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    Rough day foiling yesterday ending in a chopped up wakeboard tow rope. Trying to dodge a piece of debis while turning around somehow the rope got into the prop. At first I thought it had just tangled on the rudder as most all of it came out. Then I decided to dive down and just check the prop. And there was a large chunk tangled in the prop. Had a buddy who was out on his new bass boat come to the rescue with bubba shears( which were amazing ) and I was able to dive under the boat and cut the rest of it out. That cut our time short, on the way back to the dock I ended up hitting a submerged branch. Im over the lake being so full of debris.
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  3. #43
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    I tried my foil for the first time the other day and was not able to get up. I was already gassed from a long surf run. Each successive try just got worse and worse, and the 50m swims I had to do each time to recover the board didnít help.


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  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2in2out View Post
    I tried my foil for the first time the other day and was not able to get up. I was already gassed from a long surf run. Each successive try just got worse and worse, and the 50m swims I had to do each time to recover the board didnít help.


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    I know that feeling all too well. I am going out Wednesday and looking forward to trying the foil again. Havent really been out in the last few weeks and got discouraged after tearing up the rope with the prop.
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  5. #45
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    Got the foil out once again and more frustrated than ever. Just cant seem to get it down. I swear everytime I go out I get worse. My next thing to try is to swap to shorter mast. Hoping that will help some.
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    Indmar Raptor 400
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    98 Malibu Sunsetter lx(for sale)

  6. #46
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    I'd suggest just slowing down your boat speed to say 6-7mph. That will also slow down the amount and speed of the foil flinging you out of the water.

    Also make sure the mast is as far back on the board as it will go. That will give you more control of weight on the front foot to minimize ejections and help with adjusting your weight side to side to stay over the board.

    I'm guessing you already are, but only hold the rope with one hand - keeps your body in line with the board for better balance.
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  7. #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxmark4 View Post
    Got the foil out once again and more frustrated than ever. Just cant seem to get it down. I swear everytime I go out I get worse. My next thing to try is to swap to shorter mast. Hoping that will help some.
    I know the feeling.

    I will shoot you a text. I've been out a few times with some Ktown guys that have helped me. You can try some different equipment too if you want to go riding - boards or foils.

    I was just discussing that topic with someone. He told me his best attempts where the 1st tries for that day, then things go down hill.
    For me, part was head-games and getting into bad-habits or just get too tired from all the pulls and wipeouts.

    I bought some higher-tech equipment and it was TOO spicy for me to start on. Bucking Bronco on Steroids. I went back to some beginner equipment and back out to the long (wakeboard) line, then started to transition into a surf rope with an extension.

    Need that good driver too . . . .

    Still not riding w/o the rope, but this is the hardest board sport I have tried. I know it will take time this summer.
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  8. #48
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    What advice would you give drivers?

    We have set up rope length for 2nd wake and speed between 6-8, with slow and steady starts. I havenít created an autowake profile for the foil. Does anyone have settings for such?

    I give it 4 attempts before Iím usually too gassed to go again after long swims for the foil.

    Does anyone use foot straps when beginnin? Every video Iíve watched says itís best not to use those.


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  9. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2in2out View Post
    What advice would you give drivers?

    We have set up rope length for 2nd wake and speed between 6-8, with slow and steady starts. I haven’t created an autowake profile for the foil. Does anyone have settings for such?

    I give it 4 attempts before I’m usually too gassed to go again after long swims for the foil.

    Does anyone use foot straps when beginnin? Every video I’ve watched says it’s best not to use those.


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    No foot straps for me and different peeps have told me not to use them learning.

    Speed sounds right. That is what @BERGERMAISTER mentions too. I have my profile set to 10.5, but the driver tries to keep it lower, unless I start to slow down too much, where the foils lowers, then the driver can give it a little more speed to try to pick me back up or move further out. Slow throttle.

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  10. #50
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    I run without ballast, at 10 mph. Gonna slow it down some and see how that does. I just cant keep the board from climbing out of the water. Which sucks cause my first two days of foiling I was riding pretty good. Learning to gently cut to get outside the wake has gotten much more difficult also. 🙃 Hopefully @MJHSupra can get me squared away and make it more enjoyable. I think the best part is the laughs the boat gets when I launch that foil 5 feet out the water.
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