Foiling the froth T shirts

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So whether your looking for a gift for a hydrofoil addict of fancy some new threads we have you covered.


Pump Foiling FAQ

Pump Foiling Frequent Asked Questions

what is the best pump foiling board and hydrofoil setup for a 80kg person

There are many different pump foiling boards and hydrofoil setups available on the market, so it's difficult to say which one is the best without knowing more about your specific needs and preferences. In general, when choosing a pump foiling board and hydrofoil setup, you should consider factors such as your skill level, weight, and intended use. A good starting point would be to research different options and read reviews from other users who have similar characteristics to you. It's also a good idea to talk to a knowledgeable salesperson at a reputable watersports shop who can help you choose a setup that is well-suited to your needs.

What is the cheapest option 

When it comes to choosing a pump foiling board and hydrofoil setup, it's generally not a good idea to focus solely on price. Instead, you should focus on finding a setup that is well-suited to your needs and preferences, and that will provide you with a good experience on the water. While it's true that some pump foiling boards and hydrofoil setups can be quite expensive, there are also many options available at more affordable prices. It's a good idea to do some research and compare different options to find the one that is the best fit for you. Additionally, keep in mind that buying a cheaper setup now may not be the most cost-effective option in the long run, as lower-quality equipment may need to be replaced more frequently.

I want to foil for as long as possible

If you want to foil for as long as possible, there are a few things you can do to maximize your time on the water. First, make sure you choose a high-quality pump foiling board and hydrofoil setup that is well-suited to your weight, skill level, and intended use. This will help you get the most out of your equipment and ensure that you have a good experience on the water. Second, practice regularly to improve your skills and learn how to maximize your time on the foil. This will help you become more efficient and confident in the water, allowing you to foil for longer periods of time. Finally, take care of your equipment by storing it properly and performing regular maintenance to keep it in good condition. This will help ensure that your setup remains in good working order and allows you to foil for as long as possible.

whats more important the board or the foil

When it comes to pump foiling, both the board and the foil are important. The board provides the platform from which you will pump and ride, while the foil is what lifts you out of the water and allows you to glide across the surface. The board and the foil work together to provide the pumping and foiling experience, so it's important to choose both components carefully.

How many hours will it take for me to be proficient at pump foiling

The amount of time it takes to become proficient at pump foiling will vary depending on factors such as your prior experience with watersports, your natural ability, and the amount of time you are able to devote to practice. In general, however, it can take several hours of practice to become proficient at pump foiling. Some people may be able to pick up the basics relatively quickly, while others may need more time to develop the necessary skills and confidence. On average be prepared for 15-30 hours to become proficient.

It's important to approach pump foiling with patience and persistence, and to practice regularly in order to improve your skills and become proficient.

are there any other things i should consider?

In addition to the factors mentioned above, there are a few other things you should consider when choosing a pump foiling board and hydrofoil setup. These include the type of conditions you will be foiling in (such as choppy or calm water), your budget, and the type of riding you are interested in (such as freeride or racing). It's also a good idea to consider the brand and reputation of the equipment you are considering, as well as any warranties or return policies that may be available. Finally, if you are a beginner, you may want to consider purchasing a - click below 

complete pump foiling package

that includes everything you need to get started, rather than buying each component separately.

Reach out to us ...for more help advice - sales-Clinics-Hire 

 


Takuma Kujira 1440 Foil

The Takuma 1440 foil is one of the best downwind foils for all abilities due to its versatile design and high-performance capabilities. This foil is designed to be stable and easy to ride, making it a great option for beginners and intermediate riders.

Not only suitable for downwind the Takuma 1440 is simply epic in the surf for prone foiling

Front Wing   Surface: 1440 cm²

Wingspan: 108,5cm

Chord: 17cm 

Aspect Ratio: 8,2

One of the standout features of the Takuma 1440 foil is its large wing size 108.5cm, which provides a high level of lift and stability. This makes it easy to ride in choppy waters and allows riders to glide effortlessly over the waves. The wing also has a concave design from tip to tip with small downturned wingtips , which helps to reduce drag and improve overall performance.

In addition to its stability, the Takuma 1440 foil also offers impressive speed and agility. The foil's design allows it to cut through the water with ease, allowing riders to reach high speeds and make sharp turns even in conditions where you might think the foil would over-foil and breach. This makes it an ideal option for riders looking to compete in downwind races or for those who simply want to have a fun and exhilarating ride in a wide variety of conditions.

The Takuma 1440 foil is also built to last, with high-quality materials and a durable construction. The foil's carbon fiber construction is strong and lightweight, making it easy to maneuver and control.Mast choices can be the 75 or 85cm alloy or the T bar 70cm ...the new High modulus carbon 75 and 85cm masts will however bring out more performance.

Tail stabilisers can vary - we feel the 178cm Kujira tail gives the foil really good top end speed and ability to pump well . the 220 Kujira stab opens up its low end range better for pumping but is'nt as good as good top speed . The 30mm holes spacing in the fuselage make use with (Uni, Takuma, Foilparts, SPG, Go Foil pedestal , Cabrinha, F-one or Reedin) to customise your feeling .

We highly recommend the KD maui tail stabs 

The foil also comes with a padded carrying case, which makes it easy to transport and store.

 

Overall, the Takuma 1440 foil is an excellent option for riders of all abilities who are looking for a high-performance downwind foil. Its stable design, impressive speed, and durability make it one of the best options on the market.

BUY your Takuma 1440 here 

 


The 'Dockstar' Foil Pump ladder

So you've found this page either by accident or you've be intrigued by watching someone throw themselves onto a small board above the surface of the water, off a ladder and onto a floating surfboard !

The rider is propelled forward by the lifting force of a hydrofoil, the ladder is just the means used to gain speed and height above the water, and some more advanced at this task will use a pontoon , a rock or even a log.

Enter British ladder expert company - CHASE LADDERS who after some prompting decided to take a design brief and design a ladder platform to help those crazy enough to want to jump off a ladder onto a  'bladed' floating surfboard.

It's an addictive pastime, making you want to win the game even though you don't see the finish for weeks.

We reckon on your own, you need to give foil pumping 15-30 hours of your time before you start to gain momentum and start achieving longer runs by part pumping - part hovering above the surface of the water for up to a minute .

The record is over an hour , and a US advocate of the sport Wake Thief aka Devon offers a free hat to those who achieve over a minute !

Why ?

Why indeed , Hydro foiling is the newest water sport on the scene and has many guises. The simplest is body, board and hydrofoil using rhythm and speed in the athlete to achieve flight until the imminent splash. Learning to pump foil is best suited to those who may have friends to help the process seem enjoyable, as after spending over a thousand pounds on the kit the hard earned rewards are made more euphoric when shared with a wingman.

Foil surf UK offers a 60 minute introduction to the Dockstar ladder , the board , the foil and the technique in Swansea , south wales .

You may leave with a ladder which doubles as an epic painting platform or the exhilaration of learning to skim the waves like a bird

For Details - email [email protected]

 


James Casey - downwind footage

So it seems Downwind foiling has evolved from being a niche specialist endeavor to now emerging into the mainstream market with more than a few brands developing boards.

 

We have been keeping an eye on these developments and just received a batch of SUNOVA CASEY AVIATOR SUP BOARDS 

James Casey has been developing these alongside Marcus Tardrew with Sunova , and after achieving 213km in 11.18 hours these boards have more than been proven they work .

Watch about this outstanding James Casey Downwind adventure here .

 

Anyway more about The boards - These are available in Two models - The Pro range and the Elite range

which technically is a more accessible and then narrow type of board depending how extreme you want to go for paddling speed and ease of getting up on foil. 

Board pictured is a 6'6 x 19.5 - 84 litre custom model - which can be ordered for a 10% additional charge 

WE have stock - Check out which Sunova Aviator downwind SUP foil board models we have Here 

 

Check out this recent movie of James Casey riding in Australia 


Takuma-e-Tow

 

Takuma - First self-controlled electric towing watercraft

A totally new way to experience infinite freedom, with the eTow you are in complete control of where you ride. This must-have electric pod will tow you anywhere you want to go.

MORE DETAILS HERE - https://takuma.com/en/content/12-etow?mc_cid=e22e893245&mc_eid=35738da1c9

 

 

Pre order Takuma-e-tow

Extend your playground

Explore unknown spots and discover new sensations. The eTow allows you to go out on your own in any conditions. If you are riding a wave, you can direct the eTow with your remote to come and pick you up.  

Seaworthy

From flat water to open ocean swell. Riding in all types of conditions and bodies of water is no problem with the eTow, as it's designed with optimized proportions to self-right automatically in case of capsizing.  

Smooth and consistent pull

Works as an extension of your arm and allows for easy maneuverability. Riding, controlling and progressing have never been easier. The eTow is very intuitive to maneuver and although equipped with a powerful engine it offers a very soft and consistent pull.  

Minimum effort

Minimum maintenance required and easy to operate. Compared to a jetski and similar watercraft the eTow requires very low maintenance, is easy to launch in water and very simple to operate.  

Safe and easy to use

Operating the eTow is very intuitive and allows for anybody to have fun with it.  

Double battery

The eTow is using 2x 5,5 Kw batteries which are compatible with your Takuma Efoil.  

Twin jet propulsion

The eTow is powered by two jet propulsions unified in a V jet system. The powerful V jet system delivers an extremely smooth and consistent pull even at high speed. This, coupled with an innovative aquadynamic shape it, the eTow delivers the best progressive and efficient foil take-off.  

Autonomy & Speed

The eTow is designed to give you full autonomy from 60 to 85 minutes And up to 45km/h.  

Rider remote

A completely new way to ride, it can be directly controlled by the rider using a small handheld remote and can also be controlled by an instructor with a more heavy duty coach remote* , making it the best way to learn foiling, give lessons and progress with. *With generic compatible remotes, you can control the eTow in a distance of up to 1,5km.


60 to 85 minutes

Autonomy

Up to 45km/h

Speed

Twin jet propulsion

Power 2x5,5kw

Up to 600m

Rider remote control*

Takuma Helium 1200

Takuma Helium 1200


Maximum fun on and off the waves

Large range of use
from light to strong wind, small to big waves, flat to waves.

Incredibly predictable lift
that allows for easy take-off and low stall speed.

Extremely agile and playful
perfect for fun carving and playing in waves.

Impressive acceleration
and plenty of glide make this wing great fun to ride on.

Full set comes with: 175 back wing and HD mast 80cm

 

 

Available to pre order here -takuma-helium-1200


AXIS ADVANCE FUSELAGES

AXIS ADVANCE FUSELAGES -

First Impressions :

Options

AXIS B-Series - Advance Fuselage - Ultra Short Length - 640mm

AXIS B-Series - Advance Fuselage - Silly Short Length - 560mm

AXIS B-Series - Advance Fuselage - Crazy Short Length - 600mm

NOW AVAILABLE - RED SERIES !

AXIS s-Series - Advance Fuselage - Ultra Short Length - 640mm

AXIS s-Series - Advance Fuselage - Short Length - 675mm

AXIS s-Series - Advance Fuselage - Crazy Short Length - 600mm

Buy Red series Axis Advance fuselage here 


I usually use the ultrashort on both red and black fuses but recently used all three advance fuses. I'll be doing a video to review them all properly on my YouTube channel as soon as I can but at the moment my impressions of the advance fuses are as follows:
I immediately loved them. They transform the maneuverability and feel of all the foils I've used with them so far, which includes the HPS 1050 & 980, BSC 890, ART 1099 & 899. Before i go any further i want to refer to the pictures I included where I have placed the normal black ultrashort fuse next to the advance fuses. I have highlighted the position of the mast slot and the stabiliser bolt holes in yellow for the advance fuses and in blue for the standard ultrashort fuse so you can see clearly how they differ. As I'm sure you all know, the mast slot is 40cm further forward in the advance fuses. What this means is that the length of the fuse behind the mast is longer in the advance fuses compared to their equivalent sizes of ultra and crazy short. As a result this gives added stability - IMO the advance ultrashort is no harder to use for anything (pumping, getting on foil, pitch control, upwind performance, etc) compared to the normal ultrashort fuse, but what you do get is a lovely surfy feel - it loosens up each foil you use it with by increasing how quickly and easily it moves from rail to rail AND how tight you can turn, but without any issues of feeling squirrely at the back end.

I never felt like there was a loss of control at all. As you go progressively shorter in the advance range from ultra to crazy to silly short you gain more of that loose feeling at the back (which really does translate into a lovely surfy feel) but slightly, and I emphasise only VERY slightly - the smaller you go it becomes slightly harder to get on foil for winging, (but at the same time this slightly gentler lift actually helps catching bigger, faster waves when prone foiling). You might lose a tiny bit of upwind ability, but tbh I'm undecided on this - because there are so many variables each session i need to do more testing to be sure if this is correct. I don't think you lose any pump power either, it's just a different feel that you have to get used to and dial in, atm i can only describe the difference as needing a slightly faster frequency of pump, and maybe slightly shallower, or a less deep pump, but bear in mind these are my first impressions as I haven't had time to dial them in completely yet.

Pitch control becomes slightly more sensitive as you go shorter, but after three sessions of winging with the sillyshort advance fuse on the ART 899 & P300 stab now i rarely notice it, in fact I think it's helped my foiling. This is my favourite setup now and I can't see myself going back to the standard black fuses.
I'm going to disagree with a few people's opinions on high speed stability because i think they are MORE stable when riding fast down the line and carving on the wave face. Maybe they are less stable when winging in a straight line on flat water, but that's not my bag so I don't know - I'm usually recovering when i hack upwind (hooked into a harness) after a long stretch of downwinding so I'm not trying to break any speed records.😂


Who are the Axis advance fuses for?
I would describe myself as an intermediate level foiler (I'm not at the level of a pro rider by a million miles) but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the advance fuses are to use, and how much enjoyment they added to what was already an amazing foiling experience. I wouldn't advise a total beginner to get one as part of their first setup, and I totally get that some people will still prefer the more user friendly and controlled feel of the standard fuses, but if you want a looser feel then the advance fuses will unlock a new level of reactivity and response from your existing foils. For me i definitely feel they have improved the performance of every foil I've used them with, most notably turning the ARTs into my favourite downwinding foils to my favourite foils for EVERYTHING, bar none!!!!!

Oh yeah, when using the advance fuses you'll need to move your mast about 3 - 4 cm further forward in the tracks from the position you normally have each foil.

Written by Dominic Hoskyns


Sunova Downwind foil boards

 

So there are a few trail blazers across the UK following the hardest of foil disciplines  'Downwind SUP foil' How do i know ?

I've either just heard about them or spoken to them. The one thing about SUP downwind foiling at the very start is ..you don't talk about it! ...its hard and without failure you don't get better. However 'they' and myself included  are progressing and with progress comes better equipment. Boards for SUP foiling are very niche ...but it seems there are more of us than we think...so if you are treading that path and want to froth or like the look of these new Downwind foil specific boards from Sunova - Reach out to us !

 Here is some more info 

NEW Sunova casey. foil range
Working with one of the best foilers and designers in the world enables you to lead the charge and be at the forefront of design and functionality. Putting our position to use sunova has updated the entire casey. foil range for 2023. Months of testing have led to updated shapes throughout the range and the addition of 2 brand new downwind specific models. Longer boxes throughout the range enable the boards to work no matter what foil setup the user prefers.

As above with the casey. boards, all dedicated SUNOVA foil boards will come standard with 14” boxes enabling a larger usage range for all.

The range listed below - Get in touch for more details and ordering (the wait is long! )

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'0" x 23" x 5 1/8" @90.2L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'3" x 24" x 5 5/16" @101.1L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'6" x 25" x 5 9/16" @114.5L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'9" x 26" x 5 3/4" @128.3L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 7'0" x 27" x 5 15/16" @143.0L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'0" x 23" x 5 1/8" @90.2L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'3" x 24" x 5 5/16" @101.1L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'6" x 25" x 5 9/16" @114.5L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 6'9" x 26" x 5 3/4" @128.3L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Pro 7'0" x 27" x 5 15/16" @143.0L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'0" x 20" x 5 1/4" @80.1L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'3" x 21" x 5 3/8" @90.1L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'6" x 21 3/4" x 5 9/16" @99.9L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'9" x 22 1/2" x 5 3/4" @111.4L / TR3Tec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'0" x 20" x 5 1/4" @80.1L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'3" x 21" x 5 3/8" @90.1L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'6" x 21 3/4" x 5 9/16" @99.9L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes 

SUNOVA | casey. SUP Foil Aviator Downwind Elite 6'9" x 22 1/2" x 5 3/4" @111.4L / XXXTec / futures. - Twin Foil Boxes


Takuma Helium

 

ONE FOIL FITS ALL BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE TO FREERIDE EXPERT
The Kujira Helium is a real game-changer for new foilers, seasoned riders and anyone who’s looking for that one foil that does it all;
wing riding in all conditions, prone foiling, SUP foiling, and downwind riding.
With a carbon composite construction and lightweight helium foam core, the Kujira Helium is the most cost-effective/user-friendly performance foil currently on the market.The new smooth-edged winglets have been designed to be more efficient and less aggressive. The Kujira Helium’s medium size and medium aspect ratio fit the full range of riders, from lightweight to heavyweight, it is suited for everyone no matter your size and level.
Delivering an impressive early take-off and huge glide potential, the Kujira Helium is stable and intuitive to control. It is capable of maintaining altitude even at super low speed. You will experience smooth, controlled manoeuvres, consistent even as you increase your velocity. The Kujira Helium has a really natural power control that delivers a feeling of auto-stability making it extremely easy to learn new manoeuvres such as jibes and tacks.

Kujira Helium 1500 - BUY HERE
- Lightweight, versatile and robust
- Impressive early take-off and huge glide
- Stable and intuitive to control
- Capable of maintaining altitude at super low speed
- Smooth, controlled maneuvers, consistent even as you increase your velocity
- Really natural power control
- Feeling of auto-stability makes it extremely easy to learn new maneuvers

Set includes:
Front Wing 1750 or 1500 front wing 
Back Wing 218
Mast 75cm
Fuselage 70cm
Screw set
Travel case

Kujira Helium 1750- BUY HERE 
- Performance in light wind
- Great power control, playful and fun
- Easy progressive takeoff
- Fast in the turns
- Good acceleration without too much lift
- Perfect for beginners and progressing
- Very easy to handle and tolerant
- Excellent performance in light wind, a real session saver in under 15kts conditions