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Our most recommended design for lightwind foiling, also sailable in regular windsurfing mode.
The Foil 147 continues as the balanced and stable foil board with a wider outline and a wider tail for more power and stability. Can be used for both foiling and regular windsurfing.
TIESDA YOUThe first time I flew, it was a revelation. A mind-blowing, magical, memorable moment on par with those early planing days. Don’t we all remember the first time we got planing? Who would have thought that there was another hidden level in windsurfing. We windsurfers savor those memories and here we are, with an opportunity to relive those feelings once more.
Flying over the sea without a sound, zipping along silently close to thirty knots. What could be more fun? The foil adventure begins.
The 95 cm wide outline coupled with a wide tail gives you a super-efficient shape that planes up early and gives you a high degree of control and leverage over the foil. The 241 cm length makes the board forgiving when dropping off the foil and helps the board take off.
Like the UltraSonic 147 it is based on, the Foil 147 is efficient and fast in the lightest winds.
The footstraps positions are less far outboard compared to pure racing boards, making them more comfortable and easier to handle. The extra length allows us to use a long, smooth rockerline profile, helping the board glide easily onto the plane.
The Foil 147 is fitted with two rows of 5 inserts.
For foils with their front wings placed further forward, we recommend the forward positions. For foils with their front wings placed further back, we recommend the back positions.
FOIL BOXThe Foil Box is larger and stronger than a normal fin box to distribute loads over a larger area. It is built using solid sheets of 20 mm thick high-density PVC with 8 mm thick carbon fibre walls, and has a flat, parallel bottom which allows the box to take both types of foil bases: tapered ‘Tuttle-style’ base and rectangular foil bases.
In either case, it is strongly recommended for the front of the foil’s base to reach the bottom of the box. This ensures that the vertical lifting load from the foil will be carried by both the front wall of the box and the bottom wall of the box.