Foot Placement – Mast Placement – Where and Why

Foot PlacementIn these videos I show and explain foot placement, both front and back and left to right, in relation to the front wing and how this effects foil control.  I also explain the why and when I move the mast instead of my feet and what effect this has on foiling.  For me foot placement has been crucial to have precise control and fly the foil wherever I want.   When my feet are out of place or I don't know where my feet are in relation to the front wing I flail and crash.
Video 1 = 6:05
Video 2 = 3:10
Video 3 = 9:04
Video 4 = 7:07


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How Foils Work – Pitch Roll Yaw – Fly Surfing

How Foils WorkIn this first video I explain the 3 axis of foiling: Pitch, Roll, and Yaw. This second video I give an overview or breakdown of what happens as I catch a wave and begin to foil. I explain how the wings function and how to navigate down the face of a wave and complete a ride.
Video 1 = 4:28
Video 2 = 10:12


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360 Camera DIY Mounts and Tips

360 Camera Mount After several attempts I figured out how to make this DIY 360 camera pole or paddle mount to capture the look of a drone or "follow me" tracking video shot. When foil surfing I am often riding for 500 to over 1000 yards making it difficult to video the entire ride, and even more so to capture any close up detail. This homemade pole mount allows me to catch and ride waves normally AND video myself, my gear, and the wave in full detail.

Here are videos showing the paddle pole cam mount I use regularly, and the removable pole mount that I lend to friends (can be mounted to any paddle including adjustable length paddles). The first video is an overview of the 360 camera mounts, second and third videos go in depth on how I made the mounts, and the fourth video shows how I mount a 360 camera near the blade of a paddle. Full parts list and where to buy everything needed is also included in this post.


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How to Build with Bamboo

How to Build with BambooHere is a video tutorial showing how I build with bamboo.  I dedicated years to discovering how to make an action camera mount out of plants:  bamboo, hemp, and plant based resin.

I procrastinated in making this tutorial partly because it’s difficult to build and film at the same time, I had already made mounts for myself, and I enjoyed being one of the few with this unique camera angle.

Now with foil surfing I have seen a revival in foilers using pole cams, myself included.  So I was inspired to make an ultralight bamboo design for foiling.

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