Harnesses 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.
This page is dedicated to whatever new stuff we happen to be testing and working on.
When I have something to report I will post here and update the posting date, kind of a preview before a tutorial is ready.
Flagging out the wing and riding the bumps downwind is the focus of this video series. Covering what to look for and reading the water, techniques to keep riding, and gear selection. These video tutorials were filmed in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. 12 videos.
Folks often ask me who in the San Francisco Bay Area offers lessons, repairs, where to get boards, foils, wings and who has boats or electric foils.
So this page is a list of resources that I know of in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This 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.
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.