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Old 07-14-2007, 11:44 AM
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:19 PM
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Here ya go, take it from here
Take it from where?

Best place to start is to have someone teach you. Go to a Fly-In. If you're going to be self-taught, best place to start IMHO is Bob Woolley's instructional tape that come with Air Chair's Stealth model. I've not seen anything on the web that is particularly useful for the beginner. The two Yahoo groups seem to mostly be people griping about the politics of hydrofoiling, and Foilfreaks participants seem mostly to be the same. On that latter group, you would be far more likely to get help landing your first wake roll than you would about how to actually get up on the thing. Lot's of advice about to to modify or build you own foil/board for only $10,000 too - otherwise not so much.

One challenge about learning from someone is that most people who have sufficient skill to teach have a foil that is likely to be a little too hot to learn on easily. I taught several people to successfully get up on my Stealth, but teaching people to get up on my B39 Sky Ski with tuned foils has been much more problematic. I could change the foil height, shims, blades etc in order to teach people, but really that's more on-water, in-boat mechanical disassembly/reassembly than I want to do.

Don't be afraid to buy an entry-level foil to learn on. I bought my first foil, an Air Chair, new on ebay for $1100 and sold it on ebay for $1000 18 months later once I'd outgrown it. I think the Air Chair Stealth is a great foil to learn on. I know nothing about the entry-level Sky Skis, but I suspect the same concept applies. The transition from Stealth to B39 was pretty straightforward and my capabilities expanded rapidly once I got on a hotter foil (at three times the price of a Stealth, though).
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:54 PM
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BMc,

I just made a thread for these guys to post related foil stuff on, in NO WAY SHAPE or FORM DO I EVER PLAN TO:
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  • Comment on this thread
This is one of many aspects of the sport I know nothing about or care to try, thank you every much.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:54 PM
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Rob, thinking of taking up another water sport???
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:00 PM
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Jus' the opposite, I'll pass on this one and stay on my feet
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:05 PM
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BMc,

I just made a thread for these guys to post related foil stuff on, in NO WAY SHAPE or FORM DO I EVER PLAN TO:
  • Give an instruction
  • Post any pic's
  • Comment on this thread
This is one of many aspects of the sport I know nothing about or care to try, thank you every much.
Ah. I get it. I was eagerly looking for the link I thought you were posting. We noob foilers need all the help we can get.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:39 PM
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:59 AM
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don't seem to be many or any fly ins in ca? I've been foilin for 1 season. basically self taught. was hopin for a flyin at lake shasta this yr. since sky ski relocated there.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:47 PM
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I'm in Northern Ca. (Discovery Bay), and would love to go to a 'Drive In' Shasta where Jake and SS are would work. Of course the Delta is literally my back yard so that would be awesome! ...
(snap out of it Dave, you are dreamin' ;o)
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:56 PM
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The crew from AirJunky.com & Foil-n.com have plans to be on Shasta the week of August 18th - 25th. We've got one of the big 3 story houseboats out of Sugarloaf so if your in the area, come on out & join us!

BTW, Softail Cowboy, we just did an event on Shasta back in Sept. of 06 & had a blast!
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