100% windfoil or mixed board, what to choose ?
Through this article and video, we give you the advantages and disadvantages of a mixed or 100% fin board in order to find your way around the foil windsurfing equipment.
The needs of a mixed float are multiple but the number 1 criteria is the fact of taking off early. This is valid for foiling as well as for finning.
Mixed windsurf board : foil and fin
Once on the plan, when sailing with the fin, in order for the board to glide without speed saturation, we need to free the back of the board. So a board that allows fin and foil sailing will generally be more pinched at the rear with cut-outs. The objective is to reduce the wet surface once you are on the schedule. If the float was wide at the back, we would have a very powerful tail. The faster he goes on the water, the more power he gets, the more he tends to lower the float.
100% foil windsurf board
A 100% foil board will be very wide at the back, to have a powerful tail and therefore support for a fast takeoff. It would saturate in speed in the water, while once in the air, we no longer have the problem of a wet surface.
These are the main differences between a mixed board and a 100% foil board. Now you have to make your choice and this is all about compromise and performance. If you are looking for pure performance, then a board 100% dedicated to its practice will be ideal. However, a mixed board will also suit a large majority of riders in order to avoid several boards.