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bgkiter

Since 20 Oct 2008
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PostSat Aug 17, 19 5:08 pm     Reply with quote

+1 for the Stringy fuselage, riding the 633 setup on the LF Galaxy 4-2 with the mast 2 notches forward from the very back..... Plus it looks cool if you get it in blue Smile

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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PostSun Aug 18, 19 2:57 pm     Reply with quote

Embrace the forward foot pressure!
After a few sessions (~5) it will seem normal.
Your front leg will get stronger.
You'll be motivated to learn to switch feet in the air (take a lesson from Fred).

I've come to the epiphany that front foot pressure is a wonderful thing. It's made me a better rider. Having to constantly lean on your front foot is like leaning against the wall - it gives you something to balance against. It improved my balance and riding experience 100% when I first switched to the 633.

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Pepi

Since 16 Jun 2006
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PostMon Aug 19, 19 9:00 am     Reply with quote

Was waiting and hoping someone would say this.
Front foot pressure gives you the ability to pump, slash, pivot, and play more aggressively with your foiling maneuvers.

And, if you are not a fan of front foot pressure, simply shim your stabilizer wing so that it lifts from the rear more and reduces the front wing lift. Some people find a couple layers of tape makes a difference and some will go so far as to use a rubber washer as a shim.

The windsurfers use shims religiously to trim or stabilize the ride of there foils.
Kiters have always as well, except here in Hood River many people have many opinions and track placements and fuselages always seem to be an easy blame, while riding skills and foil trim are easily overlooked.

*I ride a stock Moses Onda 91 with 633/483 on an Airush Foil Skate 121.
Have begun to play with the 790 wing for pumping and carving fun.


ldhr wrote:
Embrace the forward foot pressure!
After a few sessions (~5) it will seem normal.
Your front leg will get stronger.
You'll be motivated to learn to switch feet in the air (take a lesson from Fred).

I've come to the epiphany that front foot pressure is a wonderful thing. It's made me a better rider. Having to constantly lean on your front foot is like leaning against the wall - it gives you something to balance against. It improved my balance and riding experience 100% when I first switched to the 633.

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