Surprisingly, the iFoil is easier to learn to sail than a conventional windsurfer. Our breakthrough technology means that with iFoil, sailors of all abilities - even complete beginners can enjoy the hydrofoiling experience. While up on the foils (surface running), the iFoil manouvers just like a regular windsurfer, but due to the iFoil's stable centre of gravity the sailor's feet can stay in a fixed position.
Board and foils are supplied separately. All three foils are easily inserted into their housings and bolted into place.
The iFoil can be used with any standard windsurfing rig. After plugging in your rig, you will need about 750mm of water depth to launch.
Climb aboard, up haul to the secure position and get your front foot into the strap. Depending on your weight, place your back foot on the centre line, just in front of or in line with the back foot strap.
Start to sheet in. Keeping the board level or slightly leeward heal helps get the maximum lift out of the foils. Stay on a reach - you want the board to come up longitudinally level. This may feel strange if you have windsurfed before!
As you pick up pace, you will feel the board rising up onto the foils. Keep the speed on and resist the temptation to head up until after you are fully surface running. Once surface running, put your foot into the back foot strap, sheet on hard and enjoy the ride!
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