I often feel frustrated seeing the reports on the internet of popular foils, they seem biased or sponsored and leave out any problems. I am reluctant to say in public what I don't like about a foil, especially if a friend is making or selling that foil. So here in this post behind the paywall I will do my best to be completely honest and unbiased and say what I like and don't like about the foils I have ridden. In this post I give video and text reviews of these foils:
F-One Eagle 1090 and 990, Seven Seas 1200, Strike V2 5.5m, Phantom 940, 1080 & 1280, 95cm HM mast.
Cabrinha Mantis 4.5m wing, H Series 1200, Code Board 5'4" 98L
Takuma Kujira 980
Axis Black ART 999, BSC 810, PNG 1150, red 900, 1000, 910
Armstrong 2400 low aspect
Naish Jet 2450 low aspect
F4 1250 & 1700, and 1325 low aspect
Slingshot / Ride Engine Infinity 76 & 84, Timecode / Arc 68 low aspect
Foil Science 1116, and 1600 low aspect
I wish there were wing foil lessons when I was learning to foil, would have saved me a lot of money and frustration. Once I figured out what gear and conditions I needed, success and progression came quickly. I made this Learn to Foil Video Course to help everyone put themselves in the right conditions on the right gear and have fun learning this amazing new adventure we call wing foiling.
Harnesses are a great way to point further upwind and rest the arms and prolong a fun session. Being attached to a powerful wing up high on a tall foil can also be intimidating and lead to a scary fall. In this video tutorial series I show and explain various harnesses and hooks, both metal spreader bars and hooks, and the ding free hooks. I also show how to hook in and hook out in various wind strengths, and on bigger 6 and 8 meter wings. I also go over what can go wrong and how to protect oneself and stay safe.
Flagging out the wing and riding the bumps downwind is the focus of this video series. Covering what to look for and reading the water, techniques to keep riding, and gear selection. These video tutorials were filmed in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. 12 videos.
Folks often ask me who in the San Francisco Bay Area offers lessons, repairs, where to get boards, foils, wings and who has boats or electric foils.
So this page is a list of resources that I know of in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This tail wing video tutorial shows the different tail wing shapes and how they fly. I explain what the different shapes and sizes do, and how they feel when foiling. Also how a beginner can choose the best tail for learning and then what tail to move onto as they progress. Finishing with some talk of bolt patterns and switching between different brands of tails.