How do you choose the right wind foil?

This guideline helps you find the right wind foil

Wind foils come in all sizes and shapes

Wind foils come in all shapes and sizes. Foils that you can mount under a regular board, but also wind foils where you also have to buy a special board. Short and long masts. Carbon or aluminum? How do you make the right choice now? Windfoiling Netherlands tries to help you make the right choice.

Slalom & race oriented windsurfer

You are a slalom & race oriented surfer. You get a kick from windsurfing as soon as possible and would like to be the fastest on the water. You don’t care if your board is a little harder to handle. You sail with slalom board and/or formulaboard with (full) camber sailing. Your aim is to get the most out of your material and regularly seek the boundaries.

Type of wind foil

The slalom & race oriented windsurfer fits a ‘high end’ wind foil. A long mast made of carbon, where the wings are also carbon. Carbon also ensures maximum stiffness in wind foiling. This is necessary to achieve as high speeds as possible as possible. At the moment these are the more expensive wind foils in the market. Check the webshop for the overview of the various wind foils.

  • Expert 80% 80%
  • Early Flying 100% 100%
  • Speed 100% 100%
  • Upwind & Downwind 100% 100%
  • Handling & Maneuver 50% 50%
  • Width board 80% 80%

Freeride oriented windsurfer

You’re a freeride oriented surfer. You just want to cruise relaxed, without it all taking a lot of effort. Top speed is not very important. It is important that you can glide easily and that your board jibes easy. You usually sail a half-wind course. You usually sail with camberless sails up to about 7.5m2. Sails that are nice light, but also provide enough pressure to glide easily and rotate easily. You want to enjoy windsurfing and you don’t have to focus too much on your material or windsurfing.

Type of wind foil

The free ride windsurfer fits a ‘free ride’ wind foil. A shorter mast up to 75 cm made of aluminum. Where the wings of expoxy or G10 are made. The front wing has a large surface, which makes it easy to foil quickly. Possibly with a tail wing at the rear wing for extra stability. These wind foils are easy going and relatively easy to foil on the road. Don’t expect top speeds, but easy and good handling. Right now, these are the relatively cheap foils in the market. In some cases, a special board must be purchased from these wind foils. Unfortunately, this makes the whole thing more expensive again.

These wind foils can very well be sailed with sails smaller than 6.5m2 with a regular windsurfboard between 80 and 90 cm wide. Check the webshop for the overview of the various wind foils.

  • Expert 40% 40%
  • Early Flying 85% 85%
  • Speed 75% 75%
  • Upwind & Downwind 70% 70%
  • Handling & Maneuver 70% 70%
  • Width board 70% 70%

Wave of Freestyle oriented windsurfer

You’re a wave of freestyle oriented surfer. You’re not about speed, but you want to have the freedom to make maneuvers easily and the material has to feel light. You usually sail with a wave or freestyle board with the lightes sails. Preferably as small sail that provide enough pressure to get you to glide quickly and do your moves. Your aim is to make the coolest moves and feel one with the water and your material.

Type of wind foil

The waver and freestyler fits a ‘freeride wind foil’. A shorter mast up to 75 cm made of aluminum, with the wings of expoxy or G10 made. The front wing has a large surface, which makes it easy to foil quickly. Possibly with a tail wing at the rear wing for extra stability. These wind foils are easy going and relatively easy to foil on the road. Don’t expect top speeds, but easy and good handling. Right now, these are the relatively cheap foils on the market. In some cases, a special board must be purchased from these wind foils. Unfortunately, this makes the whole thing more expensive again.

The advantage of the special wind foil boards is that they feel more compact (and often are) than traditional windsurfboards. This makes them feel very light and lively. Features that appeal to wave and freestyle surfers. This board is between 70 and 75 cm wide. These wind foils (and boards) can well be sailed with sails smaller than 5.5m2. Check the webshop for the overview of the various wind foils.

Windfoils test at Windfoilen Netherlands

It’s best to test for yourself which wind foil suits you best. We rent out the most common wind foils and you can try out the various wind foils all, so that you can decide for yourself which wind foil suits you best. For only € 50,- at Windfoilen Nederland you can try out the various wind foils for 2 hours. We are happy to help you and give you tips and advice. Renting the wind foils includes a board. Check out our range of wind foils and now request a test!

  • Expert 55% 55%
  • Early Flying 80% 80%
  • Speed 40% 40%
  • Upwind & Downwind 50% 50%
  • Handling & Maneuver 90% 90%
  • Width board 40% 40%

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