I was interested to see if this would accelerate learning. The water is flat and there is no kite to control so the focus is on the foil board.
The drill was to keep weight on the front foot and weight forward and get the board planing on the water. The theory seems simple, putting it into action is much harder . . .
Here is a video of the action. This was the first time on a foil board for Stuart, James, Cameron and Grant. I wasn't able to participate due to my hamstring injury.
There was general agreement that it is hard to do!
- Watching the video, its apparent that getting forward on the foil board is difficult when getting towed.
- Moving the rear foot out of thin in front of the rear foot strap might help
- Ivan tells me that they use a SUP with a foil when doing tow practice behind a jet ski - no water start is required and moving weight around on the board is easier without footstraps