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Dock start tips

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Created by scubaste A week ago, 16 Jan 2020
scubaste
WA, 207 posts
16 Jan 2020 6:55PM
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Hi foilers
Just knocked my self a prone board up for prone surfing,
Loving the sup foiling just another adition.
Tried dock starting today man it's hard, just looking for any tips from the guys that can do it already.
Foil gear
Axis 68mast
1020 front
440 rear
Long fuse
Board 4'10"
Any help is much appreciated

Cheers
Scuba


AndyShwartz
WA, 24 posts
16 Jan 2020 7:52PM
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No tips. It takes professionally athletes around three days to get it, mere mortals...probably should just have fun participating.

Beautiful looking board.

scubaste
WA, 207 posts
17 Jan 2020 4:44AM
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AndyShwartz said..
No tips. It takes professionally athletes around three days to get it, mere mortals...probably should just have fun participating.

Beautiful looking board.


Thanks

MidAtlanticFoil
23 posts
17 Jan 2020 5:47AM
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It took me around two 1 hour sessions to make a few successful dock starts. I'm 35 with pretty poor hip flexibility and only weigh 65 kgs. Now I can get it just about every attempt. Want to move on to static and beach starts next. Look up my failure video on insta: @foilgraham

Tips:

1. Run Fast, 3-6 steps
2. adjust your hands on the board as you start running to make room for your feet. You will feel the foil engage.
3. Jump off your front foot if possible so you can land back foot first (I can't do it)
4. I think of landing in a 5-0 skateboard grind (Skateboarding background) . This helps lock a centered balance point, slightly aft)
5. Let the board glide for a moment to gauge elevation drop.
6. As you loose elevation, suck those knees up hard, then place pressure back on the board and slowly stand back up.
7. Repeat, repeat repeat.

You will find that foot placement is crucial. Most of your first attempts are going to end in poor placement and thus failure. If you can also focus on your back foot placement when running, it should help.

scubaste
WA, 207 posts
17 Jan 2020 3:51PM
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MidAtlanticFoil said..
It took me around two 1 hour sessions to make a few successful dock starts. I'm 35 with pretty poor hip flexibility and only weigh 65 kgs. Now II'm no can get it just about every attempt. Want to move on to static and beach starts next. Look up my failure video on insta: @foilgraham

Tips:

1. Run Fast, 3-6 steps
2. adjust your hands on the board as you start running to make room for your feet. You will feel the foil engage.
3. Jump off your front foot if possible so you can land back foot first (I can't do it)
4. I think of landing in a 5-0 skateboard grind (Skateboarding background) . This helps lock a centered balance point, slightly aft)
5. Let the board glide for a moment to gauge elevation drop.
6. As you loose elevation, suck those knees up hard, then place pressure back on the board and slowly stand back up.
7. Repeat, repeat repeat.

You will find that foot placement is crucial. Most of your first attempts are going to end in poor placement and thus failure. If you can also focus on your back foot placement when running, it should help.

Awesome tips Captain I will give it a go, I think I was not running long enough to get the foil to engage by the sounds of it from your advice.

AndyShwartz
WA, 24 posts
17 Jan 2020 4:05PM
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Where abouts are you practicing? Guessing you are in perth?

Clamsmasha
WA, 161 posts
17 Jan 2020 8:09PM
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Hey Steve, there's a floating dock right behind AQWA that is perfect for dockies.

scubaste
WA, 207 posts
17 Jan 2020 9:30PM
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AndyShwartz said..
Where abouts are you practicing? Guessing you are in perth?


Chidlow lake leasurenoltia

scubaste
WA, 207 posts
17 Jan 2020 9:33PM
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Clamsmasha said..
Hey Steve, there's a floating dock right behind AQWA that is perfect for dockies.


Thanks Simon

surfcowboy
32 posts
18 Jan 2020 10:55AM
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Scuba, how about a build thread on that board? I'm about to start one and need some inspiration.

colas
3608 posts
18 Jan 2020 2:33PM
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A nice trick I have seen is use some rope & tubing to make a handle to hold the board, so you do not have to flex as much the knees to jump on the board:

scubaste
WA, 207 posts
18 Jan 2020 2:44PM
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surfcowboy said..
Scuba, how about a build thread on that board? I'm about to start one and need some inspiration.


Mmm Nar

scubaste
WA, 207 posts
18 Jan 2020 2:45PM
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colas said..
A nice trick I have seen is use some rope & tubing to make a handle to hold the board, so you do not have to flex as much the knees to jump on the board:


Liking the idea of the handle Colas.



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