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How to choose an F-One Foil?

Part 2 of 2

Stabilizers

On your F-One foil setup, how to choose the stabilizer is just as important as your front wing, and F-One truly believe that the future lies in its development and innovation.

The stabilizer definetly influences the characteristics and behavior of the entire foil setup. You can significantly boost the foils feeling and performance by changing this and keeping the same front wing.

If you are a beginner to wing foiling, you will want to have a look at the C275 or R275 stabs (AR 5.3). These stabilizers will be a bit slower in the water but will offer more stability. As you progress you would then move towards the C250 range and its 6.1 AR. Finally when you are looking for more speed and doing down winders, then the DW210, with its 8.8 AR and incredibly thin profile will be the one for you.

Some of the stabilizers that F-One offer also have generous winglets on the ends, like the IC6 300  which is made for kite foiling, offers even more stability and fantastic control.

You should never be afraid to change and try out the different stabs to gain performance, speed, glide, turning radius or stability, depending on the varying conditions or discipline. Important to note, is that the choice of stabilizer needs to be in line with your level and intentions, as not all stabilizers and front wings will match and work together.

Fuselages

A change to the length of your fuselage will be another step in helping you change from one front wing to the next. An example of this is that you would lose some maneuverability when going from a F-One PHANTOM to the SEVEN SEAS. However, by changing to the shorter Carbon XXXS fuselage you can gain back some of that maneuverability.

The length of your fuselage also influences the pace at which you are able to pump. The shorter the fuselage, the more effort it requires and the faster you will have to pump to get up and start flying.

Masts

The mast is the connection between the plane (front wing, fuselage, stab) to the board.

The shorter the mast, the easier it will be to learn to wing foil or kite foil. With a shorter mast, the falls will be gentler, and you will feel a lot more stable when learning to get up and stay up. A shorter mast is also ideal for sessions in shallow waters.

A longer mast offers you more leverage and is a good idea for choppy conditions. On a higher mast, it gives you more space to angle the foil and helps with making aggressive turns in the waves without the foil breaching.

I hope you enjoyed the “How to choose” read and if you are unsure about anything, give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll assist you. Also, remember to follow us on Instagram for regular updates. Also, if you’re in the market for a foil board and unsure about how to choose the right one, then have a read through out blog post covering this topic.

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