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WINDSURFING TAKES OFF

Flying over the sea without a sound, zipping along silently close to thirty knots. What could be more fun?

New for 2018, the Foil 122 is a plug and play freeride foil board: thin for maximum foil control, with 100% sharp rail edges for early planing and a clean water release even when touching down. It is designed purely as a foil board.

The Foil 147 continues as the balanced and stable foil board with a wider outline and a wider tail for more power and stability. Can be used for both foiling and regular windsurfing.

Both boards are available in foil-specific constructions that include extra reinforcements for foiling: the 122 is available in Flax Balsa, while the Foil 147 is available in Carbon Reflex and Technora.

 



 

TIESDA YOU

The first time I flew, it was a revelation. A mind-blowing, magical, memorable moment on par with those early planing days. Don’t we all remember the first time we got planing? Who would have thought that there was another hidden level in windsurfing. We windsurfers savor those memories and here we are, with an opportunity to relive those feelings once more.

Flying over the sea without a sound, zipping along silently close to thirty knots. What could be more fun? The foil adventure begins.


FOIL 122

The Foil 122 is a new addition to the range for 2018. It is designed as a dedicated plug and play freeride foil board, available in Flax Balsa technology.

This helps to give the board more control, more performance and makes it more forgiving to foil compared to using a classic freeride windsurf board.

Recommended for foils up to 75 cm deep.
The Foil 122 is thin, with a flat deck shape for maximum foil control and speed in the air.
The Foil 122 is designed with 100% sharp rail edges for early planing and a clean water release even when touching down.

FOIL 147

The Foil 147 is the foil board and lightwind windsurf board in one.

It is based on the UltraSonic 147 and adds a reinforced foil box, a reinforced construction and extra footstrap inserts for additional tuning options.

It is suitable for foils up to 95 cm deep and regular windsurfing.
Learn more about the Foil 147

FOIL MODE:

The 95 cm wide outline coupled with a wide tail gives you a super-efficient shape that planes up early and gives you a high degree of control and leverage over the foil. The 241 cm length makes the board forgiving when dropping off the foil and helps the board take off.

WINDSURF MODE:

Like the UltraSonic 147 it is based on, the Foil 147 is efficient and fast in the lightest winds.

The footstraps positions are less far outboard compared to pure racing boards, making them more comfortable and easier to handle. The extra length allows us to use a long, smooth rockerline profile, helping the board glide easily onto the plane.

FOOTSTRAPS INSERTS

The Foil 147 is fitted with two rows of 5 inserts.

For foils with their front wings placed further forward, we recommend the forward positions. For foils with their front wings placed further back, we recommend the back positions.
The Foil 122 is fitted with two rows of 3 inserts.

To choose the most suitable row of inserts, inside or outside, we recommend the inside row if you want to get in the footstraps more easily and the outside row if you want more leverage and control over the foil.
Rider: Tiesda You
Location: Western Australia
Photographer: John Carter
ULTRALIGHT MK. IV & SLICK FOOTSTRAPS

ULTRALIGHT MK. IV & SLICK FOOTSTRAPS

The Foil 122 comes with a new generation of Drake Slick straps that are narrower than the wave straps and where the top cover is made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. They're strong and comfortable with strap-size indicators for easy adjustments.

The Foil 147 is delivered with the new UltraLight Mk IV footstraps. They neither stretch nor twist thanks to a new internal Kevlar X-Ply layer and an additional poly-carbonate reinforcement.
FOIL BOX

FOIL BOX

The Foil Box is larger and stronger than a normal fin box to distribute loads over a larger area. It is built using solid sheets of 20 mm thick high-density PVC with 8 mm thick carbon fibre walls, and has a flat, parallel bottom which allows the box to take both types of foil bases: tapered ‘Tuttle-style’ base and rectangular foil bases.

In either case, it is strongly recommended for the front of the foil’s base to reach the bottom of the box. This ensures that the vertical lifting load from the foil will be carried by both the front wall of the box and the bottom wall of the box.

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Specifications

Model

Foil 122

Foil 147

Technology

Flax Balsa

Carbon Reflex | Technora

Volume

122

147

Length

231 cm

241 cm

Width

75.5 cm

95 cm

Tail Width

62.2 cm

66.0 cm

Thickness

10.2 cm

10.8 cm

Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Mono Concave

Footstrap Rows

2

2

Fin

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Finbox

Foil Box

Foil Box

Sail Range

5.0m² - 8.0m²

5.5m² - 9.8m²

Weight (Carbon Reflex)

-

8.3 kg

Weight (Flax Balsa)

TBC

-

Weight (Technora)

-

9.5 kg