How do you take off in a wing foil?

If you have never sailed a foil before, the take off of the board can be surprising at the beginning. It is therefore necessary to learn to master it. We give you some tips to apprehend the takeoff in wing foil. Feel free to consult our complete guide to learn wing foil .


Getting up to speed in archimedean

To take off in foil, speed is essential. If you are not moving forward, or at very low speed, the foil will have no lift and will not fly you. Find the windy areas and master your wing to gain speed!


Raise the foil

Once you have gained enough speed, you will get a pitching sensation on the front of the board. Indeed, the foil will want to take off and go back to the surface. You will have to let it rise and find the right moment to shift your weight to the front of the board to lower the nose and raise the tail. At this point, the foil will have lift and you can fly.


Stabilize the flight

Once you get the feel for it, you can do touch and go to practice. That is, you will take off, put the board back on and take off again, etc.

Once you have mastered this, you will need to find the right position to stabilize the board in flight.


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