The practice of wing is in full development! To practice, nothing more, you just needa board, a foil and a wing.
Choosing the right wing foil board
The choice of the board is essential for an easy start in wing foil. Generally, the boards used for wing foil are sup foil or surf foil, although the trend is towards 100% wing boards. When choosing your board, it is important to take into account several factors, namely your sailing program, your weight and your wing foil level. Beginners must absolutely go for a board with a volume greater than their weight. In the same way, width and a little length will bring accessibility and tolerance. Thus, it is often recommended to take a board with a volume “its weight in kg” + 25 – 30 liters. For example, on the Nahskwell Fly, we will direct a 70 kg practitioner to a 95 litre Fly 5’3.
On the other hand, you already have a certain level and you are looking for a more radical board, it is possible to gain volume below your weight.
And the foil?
There are several criteria to consider when choosing a foil. The front fender, the size of the mast and the stabilizer.
We often tend to reason only in terms of surface area in relation to a template on the choice of the front wing. However, several parameters must be taken into account such as wingspan, thickness… Indeed, these different criteria have a direct influence on the lift. Thus a 1,700 cm2 wing of an A brand can have more than one lift than a 2,000 cm2 wing of a B brand. In order to help you in the choice of our ALPHA range, you will find below a questionnaire in order to know exactly which foil is right for you.
Often overlooked, the choice of a wing foil stabilizer plays its own part and can completely change the behaviour of a foil if it does not match the front wing.
Finally, the size of the mast will have no influence on lift or speed. However, we recommend a mast size of 82 cm for a practical wing foil. The 72 cm and 92 cm will have an influence depending on the body of water you are on and the type of practice. Indeed, a closed body of water with less swell, will better accept a 72 cm mast because there is less worry about touching. You’ll be more comfortable with a 92 cm mast on a rough surface.
Are you hesitating about the choice of the wing foil range?
Too shy to call? You can also learn more about the choice assistance via this article: https://foilandco.fr/comment-choisir-son-pack-wing-foil/