A simple and cheap tether to allow anyone to stay upwind while learning to handle the wing.
Only takes a few minutes to setup and remove without needing a new board or additional fins.
I spent hundreds of dollars on 3 piece adjustable paddles, and wasted countless hours paddling, walking, and biking back to my luanch point. I could have just used a tether, which I already had in the garage. I am certain I would have figured out the basics of wing handling on day one if I knew this simple tool to stay upwind.
Video 1 = 2:59
Video 2 = 0:18
Video 3 = 1:43
These videos show how to turn a foil, how foil turns differ from surfboards, and how to turn safely. In the first two videos I breakdown the mechanics of turning a foil. Next an animated explanation of how foil gear size effects lean over and the ability to turn. Then I show videos of me crashing on gear that was to advanced for me to turn safely - what not to do. Followed by videos where I show foil turn scenarios and explain what's going on and how to have more success turning a foil.
After completely flailing for 8 sessions I discovered how to wing foil with ease in sessions 9 and 10. In this first video I explain what didn't work for me and then I show and explain what did work and why it works. The second video I talk about safety and danger in offshore winds, and in the third video I explain what I did when the wind was coming from the opposite direction.
Also I added a video of my wing foil session log from my first 60 sessions, no foiling video just me showing and talking about my notes and how my first 60 sessions went.
For reference I am 6'6" tall and weigh 200 pounds, regular foot (left foot forward) is my strong or natural stance. At the bottom of this page I list my kite/wing/gear size for a given wind range. 8 videos.
I’m stoked. These videos are designed to show you how to foil. To give you the information I wish I had when I was learning to foil. The videos show and explain each skill and maneuver needed to successfully foil. Shown in close up detail, I go frame by frame and explain what to do and why it works. This video course shortens the foil learning curve, making the learn to foil journey easier and more enjoyable. I will post the newest videos at the bottom of the page, or click here to see a chronological listing of these learn to foil videos.
Steep take offs can be scary and dangerous on a foil, and also super fun, exciting, and satisfying.
Getting hucked over the falls, face planting, and then getting run over by the foil is not fun.
In these videos I show how I make steep drops in overhead powerful waves, the technique works for me in any size waves. I also use this technique on downwinders and wing dinging. The second technique I show is how to catch waves that seem uncatchable or that barely break.
Video 1 = 8:12
Video 2 = 10:58
In this video I show various methods of turning out of, kicking out, or exiting a wave.
Video 1 = 6:07