That’s right, the shorter the board, the higher the speed at the time of getting up. If the nose goes up, you crawl in front and add speed. But in no case do not slow down, if you do, you will dive with your nose. The speed is only increasing. And you keep the board parallel to the surface of the water. And you have to wait for the effect of light planing. This condition is immediately noticeable, the board practically does not heat up, and runs parallel to the water. Only after that you go out on the wing. And if you have achieved the clipping effect, you can shift back a little, and then go out on the wing. And if, while moving on the wing, you squat on your hind leg, drop down to touch the water, and even shift back. Then you stand on the wing again. You should understand that the stand before going out on the wing, and the stand of riding on the wing is very different. By as much as 30-40 cm . And yet, 43 is the best age to master Efoil. I mastered it at the age of 58! And in two years I can consider myself an expert! Built 4 boards!