Having the right equipment is key to progression. We see too many wing foilers with the wrong size or board, and foils too. Check out this overview of combo set up you can get from F-One.
Following a successful factory inspection, the following Diablo V5 kites have been approved by the IKA Technical Committee as registered series production equipment for the IKA Formula Kite Class.
The Slim Tech Carbon Custom construction offers a happy medium between resilience, flex, and light weight, allowing you to stomp huge tricks without the fear of damaging the board. Featuring an extreme thin profile, parallel rails, balanced nose and tail shape with a flat rocker, this board is ready for all aspiring strapless freestyle riders.
Imagine a foil that is stable and lifts you at low speed so you can succeed all your transitions or tricks, a foil that glides and can accelerate so you can race you mates for short moment, before you bank on a nice wave to lay a perfect turn. This foil is the Mirage foil.
The Phantom seems like a great option for wingsurfers who are looking for a little more low-end foil-up speed and some extra stability when up and riding. We’d also choose the Phantom for prone and SUP foilsurfing, specifically for the purpose of bumping up our pump game to get back to the top of the reef. The Phantom creates a ton of drive on pumps that help you stay on foil while looking for the next wave or swell to lock into. For wingsurfers, it’s the same game and the Phantom helps you find that energy and creates drive that will help you stay in the glide zone longer. Overall, the Phantom is a very important and timely addition to the F-One lineup with its super drivey and stable ride matched with lightweight but stiff appendages that deliver the perfect high-performance user experience.
As for its intended use, the 1500 seems like a top choice for wingsurfing and prone foilsurfing, but it would probably also be a fun wing for carve and wave-focused kitefoilers. We didn’t get a complete sense of the 1500’s foilsurfing pumping drive, but our feeling is that for foilsurfers looking to connect waves with pump-backs, the 1500 will keep the party going if you start with high-speed, but the Phantom line of wings may offer better pure pump performance. The 1500 is probably perfect for small and medium-sized riders, but bigger riders will want to move up in size to the 1800. Beginners will do fine on the 1500 but can always consider starting with the older stabilizer for extra directional stability. One thing is for sure—the new Gravity 1500 fills an important hole in the Gravity line, and along with the new stabilizer, we’d consider it a landmark addition to the Gravity offering. In terms of size and spot-on performance, we’d put the 1500 on our top list to demo when thinking about your next wingsurfing or prone surfing foil.