Harnesses – Hooks – How to Hook In and Out and Be Safe

Harnesses and HooksHarnesses are a great way to point further upwind and rest the arms and prolong a fun session.  Being attached to a powerful wing up high on a tall foil can also be intimidating and lead to a scary fall.  In this video tutorial series I show and explain various harnesses and hooks, both metal spreader bars and hooks, and the ding free hooks.  I also show how to hook in and hook out in various wind strengths, and on bigger 6 and 8 meter wings.  I also go over what can go wrong and how to protect oneself and stay safe.


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Foil Tail Wings – Stabilizers – How they Work – How to Choose a Tail Wing

Tail wings StabilizersThis tail wing video tutorial shows the different tail wing shapes and how they fly.  I explain what the different shapes and sizes do, and how they feel when foiling.  Also how a beginner can choose the best tail for learning and then what tail to move onto as they progress.  Finishing with some talk of bolt patterns and switching between different brands of tails.


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Foil Reviews – Honest Feedback on Hydrofoils from Popular Brands

Foil ReviewsI often feel frustrated seeing the reports on the internet of popular foils, they seem biased or sponsored and leave out any problems.  I am reluctant to say in public what I don't like about a foil, especially if a friend is making or selling that foil.  So here in this post behind the paywall I will do my best to be completely honest and unbiased and say what I like and don't like about the foils I have ridden.  In this post I give video and text reviews of these foils:  F-One Phantom, Axis Black and Red series, Takuma Kujira, Armstrong, Naish, GoFoil, Slingshot, F4, and Foil Science.


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Shimming and Wedging – How Why and When to Adjust the Angle of Foil Wings

Shimming and WedgingShimming and Wedging the angle of our foil wings can be confusing, in this video series I explain how, why, and when to adjust the angle of incidence of our foil tail wing, front wing, and mast.  In these videos I show and explain 3 ways to shim or wedge a foil and how each change effects flight.

The first three videos are animations explaining how shimming works and why to do it.  The next four videos I show how I shim a foil.


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