How do I find the right wing foil board for my personal needs?
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How many liters should my board have?
Body weight + 40L
With a body weight of 70 kg, for example, you choose a board with 110 liters or more. In general, beginners should take a board with a volume of more than 100 liters. Boards of this size are very stable and plan early. This is particularly important at the beginning so that the board quickly gains speed and the foil can generate lift. Of course you can also go directly to a smaller board, but then the learning curve will be a bit flatter at the beginning.
Body weight = volume
As soon as you have mastered the basics of wingfoiling, such as tacking and jibing, and maybe even want to try your first jumps, you should get a board with the volume of about equal to body weight. On a lake or river it is advisable to plan on adding 10 liters more rather than less due to the variable wind conditions. Boards of this magnitude allow you to continuously develop your skills.
Body weight - 15L
As your ability to ride increases, the desire for a smaller board increases. It offers you impressive maneuverability, responsiveness and allows you to jump higher. When it comes to volume, there are hardly any limits. However, it is important to note that these boards need to be actively pumped. You have your optimum operating range at over 15 knots. Anyone who spends a lot of time in the waves, is constantly working on new freestyle moves, or simply wants to take the next step must consider this board class.
Beginner & Intermediate:
Beginners and intermediates should not put too much emphasis on the construction. The brands we sell already meet the highest standards with their carbon alternatives and are therefore a good option for every aspiring wingsurfer. Advanced riders who don't want to jump a lot can also use carbon alternatives without hesitation. The next interesting option for beginners is inflatable boards. These are characterized by a compact pack size, their robustness and the pleasant driving experience. They are particularly suitable for learning to wingsurf. However, there is a trade-off in terms of early planing compared to hardboards.
Intermediate - Experts:
From the point at which you want to start jumping, you should use the carbon version of the board. Especially if you really want to attack in the freestyle area, there is no way around this construction. Not only does it offer advantages in terms of stability and durability, it is also slightly lighter than other constructions and the entire board feels more direct.