For those of you just getting into the sport, I highly recommend this article and video from Kai Lenny.

The guy is an absolute master at all hydrofoil sports. I really found his video talking about deck pad placement to be really helpful. I started riding with foot straps and once I got rid of them, his video helped a ton with my pad placements:

https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/...o-foil-surfing