If you are new to wing foiling, it will become pretty hard to decide what board to use/buy.
Before buying a board we recommend to:
2) Weight yourself
3) Ask an expert that knows about Winging and has practiced the sport for at least a year.
We will come up with more tips as time passes by, but in the meanwhile we hope you can enjoy this short clip explaining the most important things to know before picking a wing foil board.
When it comes to pick the perfect board for wing foil there are a few things you need to look at.
As Charles Osterlund explains in this video, some factors you need to look at are your weight and the length of the board.
Charles who usually weights 160 pounds, uses a 90 L board. He comments how anything above that is pretty manageable for him, but again it all depends.
What Charles also noted in the wing foiling world, is that when a board is too long, it will slow down your progression.
As he said in the last sentence ” YOU WANT TO FIND A BOARD THAT IS NOT TOO LONG BUT IT HAS VOLUME”.
Here is what F-One mentioned regarding the new wing foil board collection.
“Wing surfing is one of the most exhilarating ways of flying above the water. The freedom allowed by the handheld wing is amazing. Once you’ve learned how to use it, there are many reasons to opt for a dedicated Wing foilboard to best enjoy your Wing surf foiling.
Our experience on wing foiling shows that after using our SUP Foil we could quickly switch to smaller boards. The surf foil boards on the other hand have proved to be quite extreme. Therefore we felt the need for a new type of shapes for wing surfing.
We have created a new range of wing boards with a wide range of volumes to make it possible for most riders to stand-up easily as well making sure that riding back to the shore is possible, even when the wind drops. Their dimensions and shapes are unique and specific to the practice.
Using the foil actively to create your motion is one of the biggest thrills of wing surf foiling. To ensure you can make the best use of your foil, we have created boards that will help you carve better on the swell, connect the bumps and enjoy your session.
Compared to a larger board, the ROCKET WING has:
Reduced bulk size and reduced weight
Better balance, natural stance
Improved maneuverability and responsiveness
Pumping becomes more efficient and direct
Easier transportation and travel
All these advantages directly translate a lot more possibilities on the water.
Using some straight rocker lines for an easy take-off and a wide tail outline for an optimized volume distribution, the ROCKET WING boards feature a sharp beveled rail profile to make the release easier during take-off and the touch-down smoother when the board hits the water again. In other words, you will be up and flying in no time and you won’t be unsettled when occasionally hitting the water.
The ROCKET WING boards are equipped with a recessed handle for easy carrying, a full pad for comfort and with the twin track system on the bottom to connect with most foils on the market (4-bolt plate system). They are built with F-ONE’s proven bamboo construction with a double layer on deck for added resistance.
If flying a Surf Wing is your new foiling style, the ROCKET WING boards are the perfect matching ride. “
Size Dimensions Vol. Weight
5’0 152 x 58.5 cm 5’0 x 23″ 60 l 4.5
5’4 162 x 63.5 cm 5’4 x 25″ 75 l 5.1
5’5 165 x 68.5 cm 5’5 x 27″ 85l 5.4
5’10 178 x 71 cm 5’10 x 28″ 105l 6.2
6’0 183 x 76 cm 6’0 x 30″ 120 l 6.9
6’6 198 x 78.5 cm 6’6 x 31″ 140 l 7.5
We will be back with more tips : )
-The Liquid Blue Team
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