What is Wing Foil all About?

Tom Court talks about wing foiling…

So what is wing foiling all about? Well I think I finally get it, it's about gusty winds, small waves, and generally terrible conditions. Chasing storms and finding those spots that are bad for most other sports… if you have one of those spots… then it might be time to consider a foil wing setup!! It has been a long road for me to learning to wing foil, and go for a wing session rather than a kiteboard, but I think in the long run it has paid off. They key, for me, was getting the right setup dialled in so that you are ready for the conditions. Got to have your leashes set up nicely, the right size board and a foil that is big, but a higher aspect is much better. Something like a 1700cm High Aspect fanatic is the perfect compromise and you might want to consider the 90cm mast, spot depending. If you ride some reefs then the 75cm mast works fine. The UNIT wing also makes it easier as it is one pump with no extra parts, boom or distractions… Simplicity is key!! I love the fanatic Sky Surf board too, I use the 95litre volume board, and its perfect for my weight at 90Kg+ once you get better though a smaller board is possible. Dougie was using a 43litre board in this video!!

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