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Our foil models are each designed for specific programs but you can mix them up to meet your personal needs or tastes. Front wings combined with a stab from a different program can extend your range of use or unleash the performance of your set-up.

The front wing defines the program; changing the stabilizer will make your sensations evolve. Some stabs will calm down certain front wings, while others will make them more playful, even more aggressive.

Which stabs?

The stabs have a major role. They determine the stability of the foil and help the lift, but at the expense of the maximum speed of the foil.

Thus, thick stabs are slower than thin stabs, but are much more load-bearing, and therefore effective at low speed. Rectangular stabs are more stable than stabs with fine points.

For beginners

The Rise range for total beginners: super easy stabs, not very dangerous and effective at low speed:

  • The M 40cm is ideal for strong wind and very light riders.
  • The L 45cm is great for most riders and wind forces. Best seller!
  • The XL 55cm is perfect to have everything under control and feeling confident in light to moderate wind.

The X Over range for athletic beginners or those who have some foiling experience: easy and effective stabs at low speed, which calm the foil to facilitate progress in maneuvers:

  • The M 42cm is ideal for steady winds and light riders.
  • The L 46cm is great for most riders and wind forces. Best seller!

For intermediaries

The Curve stabs are the Swiss Army knives of the range. They are easy, namely thanks to the small winglets / fins that allow you to have yaw stability without being too wedged like with an X-Over. They have a decent top speed and glide. They help to stabilize technical front wings like the Veloce or the Fluid.

In the Curve range:

  • The M 39cm is ideal for steady winds and light riders.
  • The L 43cm is great for most riders and wind forces. Best seller!
  • The XL 46cm is facilitating for the strong ones. Best seller!

For the experienced

The Fluid stabs are more neutral, you hardly feel having anything trailing you! The maneuverability in curves will be very… fluid, no need for solid engagements, entering a curve is super smooth and easy! It is a stab that is made for maneuverability. It has a very curved leading edge and thin ears allowing it to have the best “rail to rail” of the range. It also makes it possible to soften the curve entry of a more stable front wing with wider ears like a Veloce for example.

In the Fluid range:

  • The M 40cm is ideal for steady winds and light riders.
  • The L 43cm is great for most riders and wind forces. Best seller!
  • The XL 46cm is facilitating for the strong ones. Best seller!

The Veloce stabilizer will give it speed and lift. This is the one with the most spoiler angle, making your board’s nose lift more easily. It allows for speed in the low end while keeping a very surf feeling. It’s a dynamic stab that transfers a lot of information to your legs. We go fast and we understand what is happening underwater. Very good stab for working on maneuvers with its great lift / speed balance and allows you to unleash a front wing like the Curve.

In the Veloce range:

  • The M 39cm is ideal for steady winds and light riders.
  • The L 43cm is great for most riders and wind forces. Best seller!
  • The XL 47cm is facilitating for the strong ones. Best seller!

The Fast stab is the most extreme and thin of the classic range. It has the best glide and the highest top speed, you literally take the handbrake off. In maneuverability it allows you to turn on the spot. It has a very limited drag. Coupled with a fast and easy to handle Fluid type front wing, you will have a very efficient foil.

In the Fast range:

  • The M 40cm is ideal for steady winds and light riders.
  • The L 45cm is great for most riders and wind forces.

Understanding the different stability axes of your foil

To fly with total control on a foil, you have to understand its behavior. You cannot simply transpose your reflexes acquired in surfing, kitesurfing or windsurfing to the same practice with a foil.

Whatever your background is, your beginnings will be a hassle if you do not integrate some basic notions. Among these notions, there are the axes of stability of your foil. This basic knowledge will also allow you to adapt your foil to your needs as you get better. Let’s see this together!

Finding balance on a foil board is a different story than staying on your feet on a classic board. Because basically, from your takeoff, you are no longer gliding on a hull but flying on an airplane with the deck of your board as the cockpit. The stability of this airplane is governed by the 3 axes of stability: pitch, roll and yaw.

Depending on the foil set-up you are using, you can change the balance. Beginners will want an ultra stable flight and those with more level, a foil as free as possible. Learning which details influence these aspects will help you to better understand and above all to choose the most suitable foil for your needs. All explanations here.

Which cover?

Don’t forget to protect your foil, we have developed a cover that allows you to protect the plane, i.e. the front wing, the fuselage and the stabilizer. You don’t risk damaging your foil by storing it in your garage or loading it in the car.

For carbon masts, you can also protect it with our mast covers. This way your foil is fully protected.

Never forget your spare parts

There is nothing more annoying than arriving at the spot, seeing perfect conditions, and then realising that you are missing one or more screws, or that by being in too much of a hurry, you have just screwed up a screw head. Consider that screws are consumables and that they should be changed regularly, and ideally, you should have some in advance.

We also advise you to protect your aluminium foil from galvanic corrosion by using Tikal Tef-Gel. This prevents blisters from forming on the surface of the metal and reliably protects it from corrosion by galvanic currents between different types of metal. You will also avoid jamming your screws, and you will have a much better tightening torque.