FOIL TAIL OPTIONS
First, let me say that there are unlimited options when it comes to tail or stabilizer options on your foil. Second, if you are new to foiling, start with the most stable foil set up which means: large area, long fuselage, low aspect tails.
If you are an intermediate or advanced rider, you should definitely consider your tail options, and how it affects your ride in various conditions. On an efoil, most riders are staying on flat water because it is accessible and fun. Some fortunate efoil riders have access to great waves and they know how to ride them.
When it comes to tail options, it can be very confusing. Hopefully the chart provided in this blog helps to simplify all of that. Knowing your tail options allows you to make the most of your efoil sessions on both flat water and on surf. With the efoil from Lift Foils, we have six tails to consider.
As a beginner, you should start with one of the two tails in the Surf Series. That would be the 48 Surf V2, or the 38 Surf V2. The 48 will be more stable than the 38, while the 38 will provide more speed and agility.
As an intermediate rider, you should consider the Glide Series. These tails have a higher aspect ratio which provides more speed and agility. The 25 Glide V2 is the smaller of the two options, which will make this tail the best to pump into the next section of surf.
The final two tails in the Lift Foils line-up are the Carve Series tails. These tails have winglets or curved tips which allow for lots of grip in the turns. These tails are specifically designed with wave surfing in mind. They also have the shortest fuselage of all the Lift tails at just over 8 inches. This makes the Carve Series the best option for pumping.
Whether you are riding equipment from Lift or another brand, we hope that you find the tails that are best for your riding conditions. Have fun out there.