This is the third and final blog on my Wingsurfers Guide Through Progression. If you missed the two earlier blogs on getting started you can review them here. They will help to give some context on my experience during the early days (funny, just 3 months ago) and lead up to this final blog. Thanks in advance for reviewing and hopefully this will help some of you out that are learning this relatively new sport. Now well into my efforts to become better at winging I’m very happy with the progress to date. As mentioned in previous blogs, it’s a quick learn if you can keep at it. I’ve had the luxury of getting to try a good amount of the F-One Winging lineup and finding the right gear for the right conditions is helpful and makes the learning curve much quicker. With the right gear you’ll spend way more time up foiling and avoid getting exhausted trying to get up or stay up on foil. After a few months of practice, I can now competently get up on foil, stay upwind, tack, jibe, surf swell and have a great time out on the water doing it. Throughout this time, I started on larger boards, foils and wings and moved to smaller ones as my skills progressed. Here’s what I found works well for me now.
F-ONE inflatable ROCKET AIR board are very accessible and convenient to start-off surf foiling. They offer great flying capabilities as well as the versatility you need.
Overall the 51TS has a nice flexible feel. It’s not quite as stiff as some of the surfboard foilboard constructions out there but it offers unparalleled durability with all-around good handling that works for entry-level and intermediate foilers.
“The F-One Pocket Foilboard is one of our favorite freeride boards at 130cm x 47cm with 21.1 liters of flotation. The Pocket is a super fun foilboard that finds a happy medium between flotation and keeping the volume minimalist for more intermediate to advanced riding.”
Jean Rathle takes his new 7’11 Matira Inflatable on one hell of a tour around the South Eastern USA! Follow his journey and find out why this board was the perfect travel companion. The options are endless from foil surfing to wind foiling to even a little fishing!
The NEW F-One Foilboard collection V2! Totally refreshed with new models, new sizes, new shapes and new mast connection system! Twin Tracks have been installed in order to match all demands, whatever the discipline, level or mounting style.
The F-One 51 TS foil board is a unique model blending the great qualities and resilience of a tough top sheet construction with the ease of use and performance of all F-One foilboards.
The F-ONE 51 TS foil board is a unique model blending the great qualities and resilience of a tough top-sheet construction with the ease of use and performance of all F-ONE foilboards. Built around an injected foam core with protective top and bottom sheet layers, the 51 TS is ready for a life-long service. The solid rail cap construction will preserve the edges of the board when it is laid on its side together with the foil while ashore.
The FOILING Revolution is marchng on ! F-One is starting the summer season with a big bang, introducing a full SUP (and WIND) FOIL collection to complement our KITE FOIL Collection ! FOILING is evolving, showing its multiple facets and has become a fully separate discipline in which we are fully invested, whether you are a kiteboarder (KiteFoil), a paddleboarder (SupFoil) or a windsurfer (WindFoil).
Raphael SALLES (F-One CEO) gives us an insight into the history of FOIL within the brand. All the answers to your questions and technical information of this all new SUP FOIL are here for you !
Here it is, the first piece of the F-One foil kite, the board ! Because as you may recall you need a board to foil, with a specific box to attach your mast. Talking of which, the mast will follow suite, and the foil as well. We will keep you updated. For now, this is what I can tell you about that board: