I 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.
Shimming 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.
This video series shows wind direction and how to wing foil in the direction we want to go. Using animation I created a map of Crissy Field in San Francisco and show the various ways a winger will get pushed depending on the wind direction and which way the current is flowing. I go through the four seasons showing the changing wind directions, and show what the wind does as storms pass through. This information can be applied to any beach in the world.
This video series shows how to foil on our weak or unnatural side. Tips and video breakdowns on how to progress through the challenge of flying straight and staying on foil long enough to complete a reach. The first ten or so sessions were very frustrating for me and no advice helped. I hope to change that with this tutorial and get everyone foiling with either left or fight foot forward.
In this video series I show and explain tips and drills to learn to jibe on a wing foil board. When I was learning riding toe side felt very foreign, and so I go in to detail how to get the feel needed to complete a jibe. I show and explain how to work on the parts of the jibe so we can put the pieces together and have success. There are 11 videos in this series.
Lower volume boards are amazing, the swing weight drops, and maneuverability and control go way up as does the fun. The board I am using in these videos is close to my body weight: Liters and Kilograms. My ability to luff the wing and go downwind riding bumps has increased significantly, and I am getting amazing rides that I am so stoked on. All around the benefits are tremendous, the only challenge was learning to get to my knees, stand up, and then get up on foil. This video series shows in close up frame by frame detail how to get up and fly on a small board. There are 16 videos in this series.