Getting into Foot Straps!!!

Getting into Foot Straps!!!

Post by Don Heffern » Sat, 14 May 1994 03:30:21


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>Subject: Getting into Foot Straps!!!
>Date: Thu, 12 May 94 20:44:28 GMT
>Question from a friend:
>"How the hell do you get into the foot straps without losing control!  It
>seems like the board goes squirly when I get that far back.  Which is
>better, front foot first, or rear foot first."
>All advice is welcome!
>Thanks,
>Steve

At first slowly, slowly, slowly - front foot first.   Then its like getting on
a bike, you can do it fast.

Don

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>PS:  Learning to water start was much easier!

Not for me.

Don

 
 
 

Getting into Foot Straps!!!

Post by S. Hun » Sat, 14 May 1994 05:44:28

Question from a friend:

"How the hell do you get into the foot straps without losing control!  It
seems like the board goes squirly when I get that far back.  Which is
better, front foot first, or rear foot first."

All advice is welcome!

Thanks,
Steve

PS:  Learning to water start was much easier!

 
 
 

Getting into Foot Straps!!!

Post by DSpi » Sun, 29 May 1994 00:40:06


Quote:

>"How the hell do you get into the foot straps without losing
control!  It
>seems like the board goes squirly when I get that far back.  Which
is
>better, front foot first, or rear foot first."

The major prerequisite for being able to get into the footstraps is
to get a significant amount of your weight into the sail. For a
majority of my students having trouble getting into the footstraps
this is the primary problem.

If  you hook in and sit down with your weight pressing inot the
mastfoot the board will start to gain speed and level out. As the
board gains speed you will be able to rake the sail a little farther
back. As you rake the sail further back you will be able to move your
feet back towards the strap.

Practice putting your back foot between the front and back straps and
controling the ofre and aft trim of your board with your weight over
the mast foot and your back foot. With a little practice you should
be able to lift up your front foot without slowing the board down.

Try this for a start and if you have more questions you can EMail me

Regards,
Spike Livermore,
Spike Windsurfing
601 13th St.
Hood River, OR 97031
503/386-3327
Have Board, Will Travel