Takuma 2021 Board Lineup

 

 

All words Copyright - Cor Watersports Ltd 2020

So another year of progression and great to see Takuma really pushing the boundaries now with their KUJIRA foil designs and now the board lineup for 2021.
Cyril and Laurent have certainly been busy !

The 2021 Takuma or TK line is quite comprehensive , combining prone/wing and SUP foilboards together in a range of boards designed to aid in increased balance and synergy between the foil and rider.

A lower recessed  standing area the Takuma 'G' Deck: the Gravity deck gives the rider a better connection to the foil allowing greater glide and comfort in flight with more control and balance through manoeuvres. This design has meant riders depending on their chosen foil discipline can choose to ride boards with lower volume - hence the range which steps up in 10 litre increments per board size . The range has changed from previous foil boards from Takuma in that there is more rocker and nose volume. These concepts will work great with any brand of Hydrofoil mounted to the boards , but will work even better with the LOL and KUJIRA line of foils.

This is mainy as these characteristics (increased volume in the nose section/ rocker) work very well with the front footed "surfy feeling" of the foils offered by Takuma. 

The 2021 Takuma range reveals a revolutionary design in board shapes that are without
comparison in the market. Our team has been working to improve all facets of
your riding experience from ease of take-off to reactivity, stability, control and
comfort in flight.
The balanced distribution of volume makes an astonishing difference in this
new range giving much more stability on the board.
You’ll be able to reduce volume and size significantly compared to your what
you’re used to riding.
We’ve made boards that can be used for all types of foiling depending on your
level, your weight/size and of course the conditions.

 

The Key features for the Takuma 2021 board range :
· Additional volume in the nose assists paddling and allows faster take-offs
· Double concave bottom: Shaped through the entire length of the board giving extremely
dynamic water flow allowing for faster take-offs, minimizing drag on touchdowns and
assisting rebound on water contact.
· Takuma G-Deck: Our Gravity Deck is an evolution in board deck contour.
· The front foot position being (1 cm) lower than the back foot gives the rider better
connection to the foil allowing greater glide and more control through manoeuvres
· Break 90 degrees.
How to choose your Takuma board ? :

TK Carbon 40 : 4'4"x 19 5/16 x 4 1/16 40 L RED 

TK Carbon 45 : 4'6"x 20 1/4 x 4 1/4 45 L RED

These boards excels in surf, wing, and wake foiling.
The new volumes’ distribution on the board promotes much faster take-off and
enhance stability. Even underwater you will find a better balance.
The specificity of the double concave creates a channel that increase the water
flow and give a better take-off.
The curved deck lowered at front to lower your front foot (comfort in riding) ,
curved in all the way to the back, creates an integrated natural kick for your
back foot. This fitment insures to lower your front foot for control, acceleration
and balance. The front part of this curved deck also allows to positioned your
chest and to push as you paddle in the waves.

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TK Carbon 55 : 4'10"x 22 5/16 x 4 3/4 55 L RED

This board is designed for riders who need a versatile all round model.
· For riders under 65 kg it is the perfect board for Wing foiling.
· Riders over 85 kg will find this board is perfectly adapted for prone.
· If you’re an expert rider you’ll find this board ideal for Wing Foiling no
matter what your size.

TK Carbon 65 : 5'2"x 23 1/2 x 4 15/16 65 L RED

65/75/85/95/110/125/140L These boards are designed for riders who want to excel in winging, SUP foiling
and downwinding. The new revolutionary shape and construction is designed
to fit all levels from beginners to the most advanced riders.
Choose your board depending on your level, weight and expectations.

TK Carbon 75 : 5'4"x 24 5/16 x 5 1/4 75 L RED

TK Carbon 85 : 5'6"x 25 3/8 x 5 1/2 85 L RED - WEIGHT 5.5KG

TK Carbon 95 : 5'8"x 25 7/8 x 5 13/16 95 L RED

TK Carbon 110 : 6'0"x 27 5/16 x 6 110 L RED

TK Carbon 125 : 6'2"x 28 1/2 x 6 5/16 125 L RED

TK Carbon 140 : 6'4"x 30 x 6 7/16 140 L RED

 

The Fibreglass range comprises of the below 

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TK Classic 40 : 4'4"x 19 5/16 x 4 1/16 40 L - fading colour

TK Classic 45 : 4'6"x 20 1/4 x 4 1/4 45 L - fading colour

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TK Classic 85 : 5'6"x 25 3/8 x 5 1/2 85 L creme colour

TK Classic 110 : 6'0"x 27 5/16 x 6 110 L  creme colour

TK Classic 125 : 6'2"x 28 1/2 x 6 5/16 125 L creme colour

Pictures of the 85 Litre


GoFoil HA foil review comparison

GoFoil HA foil review/comparison

GL240, GL180, P180, NL220, NL160

GO FOIL GL 240:

 Very good lift for a HA wing (even at low speed), and the lift/pitch is easy to

control. It doesn’t ‘overlift’ like LA foils do.

 Very low stall speed.

 On the slow side but its speed is reasonable for its size – it’s definitely faster than

comparative sized LA foils. It does not feel like it will ‘trip up’ when at speed like

LA foils do.

 Awesome glide.

 VERY stable ride with a cruisy feel. Forgiving of mistakes.

 Turns well for its size, and can turn much tighter when used with a smaller tail.

 Really easy to pump – definitely the easiest HA wing from GoFoil to dock start.

 USES: perfect for light wind winging, downwinding, pumping to link small waves

and swell.

 

 

GO FOIL GL 180

 Perfect amount of lift for this size foil. Really easy to control the lift/pitch.

 Needs to be going faster than the GL240 to prevent from stalling, but not by

much.

 Really good speed – fast enough to provide an exhilarating ride, but not so fast

that it’s hectic.

 Awesome glide.

 Very stable at speed and during turns.

 Turns amazingly well – really easy to control. This improves even more when

using smaller tails.

 Pumps really well when you have a bit of speed - feels quite bouncy when

pumping.

 USES: Does everything well, in a wide range of conditions! A really versatile foil.

GO FOIL P 180

 Perfect amount of lift for this size foil. Really easy to control the lift/pitch.

 Needs to be going a reasonable speed to prevent from stalling, about the same

as the GL180.

 Really good speed – slightly faster top speed compared to the GL180.

 The glide is unreal. It has a lovely floaty feel to it. Even the smallest of waves will

keep it flying.

 Occasionally can get a bit of wingtip wobble if your balance isn’t precise enough.

 Turns are wider compared to the other GL’s, but it does carve very smoothly and

has very good grip during turns. With the right tail you can loosen it up and it will

turn quicker/tighter.

 

 As long as you keep your speed this foil is a pump machine. It still takes muscle

power & stamina, but it’s so efficient that you go so much further for the same

effort.

 USES: The P180 is an amazing foil when using it for its intended purpose

(pumping to link multiple small waves/swell and downwinding) but I didn’t like it at

all for winging as it tends to cavitate/wobble when it picks up speed.

 

GO FOIL  NL 220 & 160

 A bit less initial lift than the GL’s - they need to be going a bit faster than the GL’s

to get up on foil.

 Need to be going reasonably fast to prevent from stalling, but it’s easy to keep

them going fast as their glide is so good.

 The NL’s are all about speed - they like it, and because their glide is so good it’s

easy to keep their speed up. They are VERY fast and super stable at speed.

They don’t feel like they have top speed. They have so little drag it feels like

there’s nothing cutting through the water. 

 Their glide is second to none - seriously, they just keep going!!!!! 

 They turn amazingly well – it feels like you can push them as much as you like.

 As long as you have enough speed they pump really well and they maintain that

speed while you pump them. You can keep them pumping as long as your legs

hold out.

 All the sizes in the NL range have a very similar feel - the smaller they are the

faster and more maneuverable they are.

 They have a very different feel compared to the GL’s – I find that they are a bit

more pitch sensitive than the GL’s, and they need slightly more back foot

pressure than the GL’s when turning.

 A longer mast is advisable, especially if it’s choppy, as they go so fast it’s hard to

make pitch adjustments quickly enough to prevent breeching with a mast below

85cm, and wipeouts at that speed aren’t gentle!

 The NL’s give a full-on ride. 100% exhilaration! Don’t expect a chilled session ;-)

 USES: The ultimate winging and downwinding foil range. Awesome in the surf as

well, but a very different style to most ‘surf’ foils.

 

Words by Dominic Hoskyns 


Go Foil Tail stabilisers

Tails, tail stabs, stabilisers, tail wings, rear wing... Hydro Foiling has a language of it's own, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Most people know that both front and rear wings (or foils) fit onto the fuselage, and the rear wing is known by most as a tail wing or rear stabiliser.
So what do tail wings do? They counter the lifting force of the front wing in order to stabilise your flight. They also influence the speed and riding characteristics of your front wing. Changing your tail wing can dramatically change the performance, and to a degree, can alter the characteristics of a front wing. The easiest way of doing this is to change the size of your existing tail. Generally speaking using a smaller tail will increase your speed and allow you to turn more easily, but the payback is that it reduces your stability. Conversely, using a bigger tail will do the opposite.
HOWEVER, the design of your tail is every bit as important as it's size, perhaps even more so. There are many tail designs available: flat, curved down, curved up, swept back, winglets (up & down), deep chord, narrow chord, high aspect, low aspect, anhedral, dihedral, etc etc.
Thankfully GoFoil have done all the R&D to narrow this rather confusing array down to 2 designs that they feel suit their front wings best. A flat tail (18" either wide or narrow chord) and a design that has upturned winglets - what they call the flip-tip tail (17.5", 14.5" & 12.5"). Essentially, the flat tail is slightly faster, has great lift, and although it turns very well, it can have a skatey feel as there it provides less yaw control - whether this is good or bad depends entirely on the rider. The flip tip tail is still plenty fast and also has good lift, but is much more stable - both directionally and when turning. To me the flip tip feels much more grippy when carving (similar to the feeling when using the rails of a surfboard to turn), but I also love the feeling of efficiency and speed you get with the flat tail. Obviously the size of your tail matters.
Bigger tails give more lift, but produce more drag due to the increase in surface area cutting through the water. Most people would be best advised to match the size of your tail wing to the size of your front wing - big goes with big, small goes with small, BUT, here's where anyone can buck the trend. As you get more experienced a lot of people are finding that they prefer a smaller tail - it certainly loosens up a front foil and improves its turning capability, but the trade-off of course is a lack of stability. The good news here is that once you learn to deal with this (and anyone can given enough practice) it's not such an issue. If you are after speed, design is more important than size - a wide, thin, flat tail (high aspect) is best for speed.
My go-to tail wing is the 14.5" flip tip - it does everything well and is super predictable which means I can relax and enjoy my time on the water. If I want more speed I'll use a flat tail (I cut my 18W down to 14.5" and love it) and am thinking about getting the 12.5" flip-tip just to see what that brings to my game.

Essentially tail size and design is down to the individual, AND the conditions you are foiling in. Mix and match - chop and change - there's a world of possibilities out there 😉

A quick note regarding the fuselage:
In order to change the length of your fuselage most companies require you to change the whole fuselage, but GoFoil have their own (very effective) way of doing this by using what they call a 'pedestal', which slots onto the end of the fuselage. The tail wing screws directly onto the pedestal. At the moment GoFoil have 2 pedestals, a long (9.5") and a short (6.5") version, which allow you to lengthen and shorten your fuselage very quickly and easily. Generally speaking a long pedestal is best for use with a wind wing as they are much more pitch stable when at speed, and a short fuselage is best for surfing as they turn much better, are more reactive to rider input, and require a faster pump frequency which helps when pumping back out to connect multiple waves.
Words by Dominic Hoskyns - resides in Oman
Check out our selection of Go foil Hydrofoils here

TAKUMA LOL USER GUIDE

Takuma LOL Hydrofoil - user guide - Get the best performance by following these instructions

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SUNS new foil line

 

So  SUNOVA who need no Introduction , Have come out with a very interesting line of SUNS foiling boards.

Featuring the amazing construction accompanied by Sunova product and featuring foot strap inserts.

SUNS FOIL BOARDS IN STOCK NOW 

SUNS WING BOARDS 

SUNS SUP/. WING BOARDS 6'0 

SUNS SUP/ WING FOIL BOARDS 6'3 

contacting us  - by email [email protected] 

 


Go foil Wings review

 

So a customer of ours Dom, is very fond of his Go foil wings and he very kindly put together a Go foil wing overview explaining in his own words how and why he likes each individual wing.

Over to you Dom !

Just done a whole day of wake foiling using all 3 wings extensively so thought you might like a comparative review for your blog.

GO FOIL MALIKO 280

The 280 is so chilled and stable, can keep going on the smallest of wakes with minimal effort, just needing a few gentle pumps every now and again to keep it in the wake's power zone. It's an impressive wing with a 41" span able to catch all but the smallest of ocean running bumps of energy and also a go to beginners foil for wind wing foiling. 

GO FOIL IWA 170

The IWA is much more lively, you can tell instantly how it has to be kept at a higher speed, and how much more reactive and responsive it is. What I really love about it though is the extra speed you can generate from pumping. Shifting your weight forwards slightly so you can drive your front foot FORWARD and down is the key to generating speed with the IWA. When I feel myself falling behind the wake I know that I've got a good chance of speeding up and moving myself forward back onto the wake again by revving up the pumping.

Although If I had to choose a favourite at this particular time it would have to be the Maliko 200.

GO FOIL MALIKO 200

To say it's a happy medium between the 280 & the IWA wouldn't be giving it its due. It has hybrid vigour! It's not just half way between the two - it's closer to the 280 in terms of stability, and closer to the IWA in terms of speed and performance. When wake foiling it's as lively as your want it to be but reassuring with it. Pumping the 200 is awesome, you can choose your style, chilled or frantic, it can handle both with ease. Sometimes it's a case of increasing your cadence with lots of short quick pumps to get your speed up again or to get you back higher up on the mast.

Sometimes you might prefer to do long, drawn out pumps to maintain your position on the wake if there isn't as much power. There's enough stability to make corrections on the go but at the same time, there's enough in terms of performance to keep you on your toes.If you can only have one, the 200 is clearly the one to go for, but they all excel in the conditions they were designed for. The 280 is a dedicated downwind machine.

The IWA is the go-to SUP surf foil.

The 200 does it all with minimal compromises. I know the trend at the moment is towards the high aspect ratio GL wings, but they aren't for beginners. The 280, 200 & IWA wings are still right up there with the best to learn and progress on, and for those who aren't in this for the speed the new wings give, they won't hold you back for a long time yet.

We hope if you're reading this , you find it useful and informative - please take a look at the selection of Go foils we have .

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Takuma 2020 Foil Collection

TAKUMA FOIL 2020

The eagerly awaited Product PDF from Takuma has been released.

If you want to get into Foiling in 2020 this is the brand to Watch !

Take a look at the range - Please email us for a link which we'll share with you - [email protected]

For UK pricing please get in touch we have some product already 

TAKUMA-2020-COLLECTION

 

 

 


SUNOVA FOIL BOARDS

So excited to show these great Foil products to you all

Opening of the wee little 5'4" x 27 1/2" x 3 15/16 -83.5 Litre Sunova SUP FOILBOARD.

Obviously for the smaller person with such low litreage , but the wind wing surfer looking for a small but relatively accessible board , the dimensions on this board make it look favourable to the wind orientated riders looking to wind wing.

A wide template with accessible width at 27.5"  to allow speed generation in the pumping and stability to get onto foil if wing surfing.

Available to purchase - buy this Sunova 5'4 SUP FOILBOARD

 


Takuma LOL foil update

In answer to some questions I was asked by a customer about the new Takuma LOL foil 
I have tried the 1600 LOL ...I love it ... its an amazing foil !
Yes its a different design which needs some consideration , but I haven't had an issue, but then again I don't ride my foils into rocks - never have!  If you do hit the bottom with your Takuma foil maybe they are not made the same way as Go foils are ....but its not the same price point .
The Full carbon models are not in Europe yet ...Its expensive shipping by air unless you want to pay this and therefore high import duties ?
In my opinion the new Takuma Lol foils are accessible and they can be used in the regular conditions you have gotten used to using your current foils in (whichever brand that is )
However
The Lol foils give you a definite progression in riding potential but are not any more difficult to use , the speed gain on other foils I have ridden is noticeable. I'm a convert regardless of the pointy bits on the wings !
Armstrong, Signature and Go foil to an extent are brand market leaders ...but this foil is a market leader ...No it's a 'Game changer' !