RIDING A FOIL BOARD LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN, BUT…
If you have seen anyone on a foil board (prone board, SUP board, wing board, kite board, etc.) then you know how exciting the ride looks to you. Then you have this big question in your head,
“Can I learn to ride a foil too?”
The basic answer is “Yes!”, but how hard is it?
It is incredibly hard to learn to ride a foil board because of how sensitive it is, and due to the hydrodynamic nature of the foil. What I mean is that you can’t learn to fly without crashing a few times. The real question is how much time and determination do you have? If your answer is “a little time, and some determination”, then you still have a chance.
Thanks to Nick and his team at Lift Foils, we now have the electric foil board, or efoil for short. This is a true game changer… FOR ANYONE who wants to learn to ride a foil. This is the only board that you can have a reasonable expectation of riding the foil, under control, within your first session. With every other foil board, it will take you many, many sessions to gain control and understanding of the foil.
The big difference is the ability to control the speed of the board, to select ideal water conditions, and to repeat the learning process easily. With wind powered boards, you usually have choppy conditions, and the fluctuation in the wind changes the power and speed of your board. With prone and SUP boards, the speed is determined by the waves, and you burn a lot of time trying to catch the next wave.
The efoil is different. You set a slow speed that allows you to find your balance, and then you increase the speed as you get comfortable, to the point where you can fly over water. When you fall (not if you fall), it is quick and simple to restart your ride. This gives you a high rate of repetition to learn from the previous mistake. Within a single one-hour session, you can have the time of your life flying over water.
So what are you waiting for?