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There are some fundamental concepts that will help in all aspects of riding a hydrofoil, starting with understanding the basics of how a hydrofoil works, compared to your twintip or surfboard. We’ll also look at how we controlling the movement of the foil and the importance of our weight distribution.

Overview

With hydrofoils there is some new terminology that is worth understanding, along with some key concepts that are at the heart of how a hydrofoil works, the role our kite plays and fundamentally how our stance on a hydrofoil differs to that on a twintip or surfboard.

In this video we are going to focus on two key areas:

Firstly, the basics of how a hydrofoil works compare twintip or surfboard, include when riding off foil and the fun that results from venting

Then we’ll look at controlling the foil, the different ways in which it move it and how our weight distribution is key to staying in control

We won’t go into detail of how we use these principles to kite foil, that will be left to the relevant coaching videos, here it’s important to simply understand the overall concept so you can apply it across any area of foiling necessary.

Rider: Danny Morrice

Location: Lefkada, Greece

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Chapters

Introduction
0:00
How does a hydrofoil work
Introduction
0:59
Lift when off the foil
2:13
Venting / Releasing / Cavitating
2:40
Controlling the foil
Introduction
3:37
The 3-Axis of Movement
4:01
Weight Distribution - Roll and Pitch
Introduction
4:36
Back to Front - Pitch Control
4:55
Side to Side - Roll Control
5:38
Roll and Canting the Foil
7:30
Yaw and Directional Stability
8:29
Summary
9:33
What’s Next
10:17