En helt ny bräda från BIC som passar för Freeride med senaste design och för Foil. BIC var en av dom första att hoppa på FOIL med samarbetet ihop med AFS FOIL. Denna nya Freeride / FOIL brädan är en perfekt modell om du vill ha en grym allroundbräda som även är speciellt framtagen för att passa windfoil.
Komplettera med Hydro-windfoil.
Brand new Wind FOIL 130L windsurf board.
User target : Freeride windsurfing and foiling in light-medium wind conditions :
•Wind FOIL 10-20 knots of wind.
•Freeride windsurfing 15-25 knots, with 6.8 – 8.5 sails. – 2 years of development and testing to achieve a board that offers exciting freeride performance in both Wind FOIL & windsurfing conditions, yet remains accessible to the large majority of potential users. –
•TECHNO WIND FOIL – ACE-TEC construction, made in BIC Sport, France, including a NEW digital direct graphic printing providing maximum shelf appeal.
boards delivered with a high quality SELECT Edge 43 cm DTT fin for maximum freeride performance in windsurfing model.
Tez, you are an experienced freeride foiler. Could you tell us what freeride foiling is about and what you enjoy the most about it?
Tez: For most people, freeride windfoiling will be about making use of light wind (sub-18 knots) and flying back and forth. Gybes will then be the move of choice I think. This is a good thing and definitely the main area industry bods should be focusing on rather than pouring all energy into high performance ends of the spectrum – foilstyle and racing (although these niches do need due attention as well).
There are two main reasons I like windfoiling. Flying back and forth in 12 knots of wind, effortlessly, with the sun beating down and nobody else on the water is pretty much picture postcard perfect. This was my scene most days this summer with the UK experiencing Mediterranean like conditions. It was like this for about 7 weeks!
The other reason is I can be on much smaller sails than most others. If it’s 25-30 knots then great. But for everything below that threshold being able to use your small sails when all other riders are still on big rigs is just bliss. Why restle with anything bigger when you don’t need to…?
What level do you need to be able to start freeride windfoiling?
Tez: I don’t think there’s a level that we can categorically say is when you should start foiling. In one of your previous articles about a light wind spot in Brazil, Marcello was explaining how he takes beginner windsurfers and transitions them to foiling as soon as they’ve cracked the sport’s fundamentals. And why not? After all, learning to foil is no harder than learning to plane using a harness and footstraps.
In fact, due to there being no real necessity to use footstraps and harnesses foiling for progressing riders could end up being easier. For most sailors looking at foiling they’ll already be planing comfortably. Some maybe going round corners whilst others will be aiming to crack that elusive carve gybe.
– A rocker line that gives a very smooth ride with maximum control, and a very balanced feel on the water.
– A width that facilitates early and easy planing.
– Thin rails facilitate easy gybing despite the board’s width. Volume and width ensure that the board powers out of gybes.
– Balanced feel makes the board very easy to power upwind.
– Softened rails refined for Foil use, also ensure that the board has a very smooth ride over choppier conditions.
– Wide wind range from 15-25 knots, ideal with sail sizes from 7m² to 8.5m², perfect when the wind is too strong for comfortable wind foiling.
– Max GPS Speeds of 31-33 knots achieved in testing confirm a very sporty ride, fast and comfortable to sail.
|Model / Volume||130 l|
|Fin||S1 Select 43cm|
|Sail Range||5.5 – 9.0 m²|