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strap positionning

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Created by seanhogan A week ago, 14 Jun 2018
seanhogan
2811 posts
14 Jun 2018 5:50AM
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It seems that on classic boards (wide slalom/formulas) the foot strap position isn't ideal
Locally a few guys have gone strapless or have repositionned the straps, what about you guys ?







jusavina
QLD, 1091 posts
14 Jun 2018 10:48AM
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They need the long straps like on the Phantom raceboard

LeeD
265 posts
15 Jun 2018 2:47AM
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Foils have front wings placed at different positions. And bigger and smaller.
Foilers go out in different conditions.
Weights vary greatly, as does sailing style and preferences.
One size fits all? In dreams.

seanhogan
2811 posts
Friday , 15 Jun 2018 7:45AM
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went out yesterday with a different set up
I normally use the gts (large stab/800 front wing/"short" fuselage)
So yesterday I tried the race fuselage (115) + 1100 front wing and large stab
Instant take off, that combo is a beast in light wind. Upwind is just so easy. Control too : I started carving on flat water!

Down side : simply impossible to keep my back foot in the straps, I could sometimes put the front foot (but only if going tight upwind).
So it's a bit mixed feelings for now, great setup, but I miss being in the straps (for now)
Could also be that I need to get used to the combo and move my body weight... or smaller stab (I was told by the experts on the beach LOL)
so many questions and so much gear to try !!!

sl55
23 posts
Tuesday , 19 Jun 2018 4:36AM
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seanhogan said..
went out yesterday with a different set up
I normally use the gts (large stab/800 front wing/"short" fuselage)
So yesterday I tried the race fuselage (115) + 1100 front wing and large stab
Instant take off, that combo is a beast in light wind. Upwind is just so easy. Control too : I started carving on flat water!

Down side : simply impossible to keep my back foot in the straps, I could sometimes put the front foot (but only if going tight upwind).
So it's a bit mixed feelings for now, great setup, but I miss being in the straps (for now)
Could also be that I need to get used to the combo and move my body weight... or smaller stab (I was told by the experts on the beach LOL)
so many questions and so much gear to try !!!



I tried Race yesterday for the first time, after foiling on Slingshot and Horue Vini. What a difference in stability and control!
Used it with JP SLW 154. Found that fore-aft balance was fine, but need more heel support esp under rear foot to bank the board to winward and in general to keep it stable. Will probably try to build up some winglets like Steve Allen did on his foil board.


evilC
QLD, 629 posts
Tuesday , 19 Jun 2018 4:54PM
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I put on the slingshot half straps when foiling to bring the back straps forwards and it makes it easier to move your foot around. The two holes in the slingshot half straps line up with the back two foot strap holes.


seanhogan
2811 posts
Tuesday , 19 Jun 2018 3:10PM
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pretty cool !!! been thinking about those for a while !
The price tag is holding me back a little, not much use if I don't like them afterwards..

Windbot
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Wednesday , 19 Jun 2018 11:18PM
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evilC said..
I put on the slingshot half straps when foiling to bring the back straps forwards and it makes it easier to move your foot around. The two holes in the slingshot half straps line up with the back two foot strap holes.



I like how you put them in the forward position. Treat them kind as they have a bad rep in the kite community for snapping, but that seems to be mostly the result of jumping or learner's torquing thmt when bodydragging.



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