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Efoils fun or boring

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Created by Fitzsup 4 months ago, 11 Feb 2021
paularity
WA, 37 posts
19 Feb 2021 3:45PM
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Fitzsup said..

radair said..
I started wake foiling on a local lake last summer. 1 to 4 sessions per week yields decent results, so I expanded to take up wing foiling. While on vacation in Florida and impatiently waiting for wind I decided to do an efoil demo. They look lame in most videos but I found it to be quite fun. I found it very beneficial for working on my switch stance side and for getting used to higher speeds like winging. We were using the Lift 5'-6" boards, I believe.

That being said, I doubt I'll put one in my garage. I felt like it would be great for learning sharper carves and such but I would probably get bored with it. I already own a boat and having friends along for learning is really fun. That being said, it can be tough to find a driver and spotter on any given day so an efoil would be awesome for solo missions.




Thx for the reply,

A lot of people are finding the same,want to foil,but no observer or driver.

Our Maritime officials are getting nasty around here,busted the boys for no observer,doing tow in $500 fine.

Heard a rumor Tom Carroll,was caught by the same official,same offense,same fine.????

Thats why efoils interest me,I will not need to rely on anyone but me.





Wednesday 24th Fliteboard Ultra and series 2 upgrades / wings are announced... Might be selling my Pro shortly hahaha!

Fitzsup
NSW, 219 posts
20 Feb 2021 7:16AM
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Thx mate,

I received the email.

Between this and a foil you can control with a smart phone,and it's intuitive.

paularity
WA, 37 posts
3 Apr 2021 9:36PM
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Fliteboard Ultra - Flow 900 wing / 245 stab - Sport Flitecell - Pro Tail Cover

8kn wind riding downwind on level 1 - 19kph average speed

Back-to-back riding my Series 1 Pro the thing handles like a truck compared to this new board! Pretty much everything I could criticise has been addressed, except the battery tech and weight being the same

The high aspect flow wings are awesome and in a few weeks I'll have the true glide propeller to test too!

eppo
WA, 7980 posts
3 Apr 2021 10:28PM
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My son and I had a go on a flite e foil. It was fun. Could I justify the current price tag , no. But if you can I say why not. I did find it very heavy and clunky but as you get more used to it this would improve. My intention was to see if it would be possible hit swell when winds were light and offshore. I don't think it's ready for that yet.

But like all things it will improve as we can see even in this thread. So I am not saying never.

to those into it I say awesome keep going and grow with the tech.


Anyone remember how bad the kites were in 1999? Won't take 20 years to get these things humming.

Kanaelili
QLD, 29 posts
7 Apr 2021 11:39AM
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I had a lesson on an E Flite with a friend a few weeks ago. This E foil is the only one I have any familiarity with. When I saw the ads for this at $250 a lesson for around one and a half hours I thought no way am I going to pay that much to try this. I have no foiling experience. A friend of mine said come, we are going foiling together. For two it was $195 each. ( By the way they have just had some specials for $149 per person) I was still reluctant but then I changed my mind and we booked. I was apprehensive, nervous, as I did not want to blow the chance of getting up on the foil. I did a J.O.B. (Jamie O'Brien ) before the 9:00 am lesson, drank a can of Red Bull to psyche me out for this. I never drank the stuff, it is disgustingly sweet. I weigh less than 70 kg and my friend is 100 kg. He had the Air board, the semi inflatable model and I had the standard board. I got to say this is the most fun PWT (personal water toy) I have ever had the pleasure of using. I had so much fun on this E foil the hour went much too quick. All I could say when I had to come back was, ("I want one"!)
What surprised me how powerful this board is. I asked the instructor how high the power goes, he said something like 20 or 22 but I would never get that high. I read somewhere that once up on the foil with the right wings, speeds approaching 60km ph.is possible on the higher power settings. On power setting three I was on my knees skurfing actually planning along and enjoying just that for a while getting the feel of steering, like being behind a boat but there is no boat. Power setting 4 getting up on the foil . What a thrilling feeling! After that I got to stand up mode. Yes the price tag is high at the moment. I do feel that the new model with the free spinning prop is a very important improvement in order to ride swells without the motor running. I did not like the fact that if you let go of the trigger it full stops so if you are scarfing along and accidentally let the trigger go, over the handlebars is not a good situation to be in with an axe behind you. I also like the fact that this is an Australian design in Byron Bay. A local company to deal with I feel is more practical than overseas.

redtx
11 posts
8 Apr 2021 6:58AM
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I vote, "Clever, but Boring"..

I think it would be fun as hell to see one explode as its sent off a waterfall onto rocks.

Similar to the fun of taking a computer keyboard by the cable and smashing it on the ground. Keys go everywhere. Its awesome. Try it.

-red

paularity
WA, 37 posts
3 Jun 2021 8:05PM
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I'll just leave this here... I mean it IS Keahi, but I'll have my hands on the new True Glide propellor any day now, with drone footage to follow!

DavidJohn
VIC, 16729 posts
3 Jun 2021 10:21PM
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Soooooo good..

eppo
WA, 7980 posts
3 Jun 2021 9:14PM
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I'll just leave this here... I mean it IS Keahi, but I'll have my hands on the new True Glide propellor any day now, with drone footage to follow!


Keahi and maybe antMan in a few years could ride it like that lol. When ya coming down again Paul!

paularity
WA, 37 posts
4 Jun 2021 7:58AM
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eppo said..

paularity said..


I'll just leave this here... I mean it IS Keahi, but I'll have my hands on the new True Glide propellor any day now, with drone footage to follow!



Keahi and maybe antMan in a few years could ride it like that lol. When ya coming down again Paul!


I reckon Antman would be doing it first attempt

When I'm back next break in a few weeks I should venture down again for sure man

eppo
WA, 7980 posts
4 Jun 2021 10:34AM
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Hopefully we can arrange some waves for you to try out your new prop!!



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