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Airush News:So You Wanna Foil

Written by Airush on . Posted in Industry News

Julien Kerneur is no stranger to riding foils.  Being part of the foil movement long before the hype, Julien has been posting some innovative foil moves on vimeo lately.  After grabbing 4th place in the first Foil Cup located in Mexico, we asked Julien the three major  questions we get for riders interested in the Foil movement.

What are the major things I need to know before riding a foil? 

To start, you must be a solid independent kiter.  You will have to be able to ride upwind, self rescue, relaunch, etc.

Secondly, riding a directional board with ease will help you when practicing your jibes and tacks.

Third, if possible, to already have played around with a raceboard or freeride board like the Sector.  This will give you the confidence to ride strapped with larger fins.  This will be a common feeling when you start to riding on a foil.

What should beginner, intermediate and advance foil riders look for in a shape?

No matter what type of foil riding you do, a strong foil will make it easier to start.  The stronger foil will be easier to use in lightwinds which means easier to learn at slower speeds.  Some say use a freeride foil to start, I personally think a Race foil with a larger front wing will give you more stability which is extremely important when learning.

What type of kite should you use when riding a foil?

A high aspect kite like the Vantage or any other race kite is ideal.  You want a kite that can match your boards upwind speed so you can ride as efficiently and easy as possible.  I’ve also taken my smaller Wave kites out just to see how it feels – it works well when you are learning, but riding in lightwinds is a lot easier with a high aspect kite.

 

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