Flyfoil board designer Dave Dorn has been making boards for almost as long as he has been riding them. Here is some excerpts from an interview he did recently. Continue reading “Designer Dave Dorn”
Wingsurf Board Range: Flyfoil has been at the forefront of Wingsurf board design for several years. Our range has expanded to include several new models and sizes this year. Our Wing surf board collection is designed and developed by Dave Dorn.
Introducing our new solid mast construction. The Flyfoil SC – Solid Carbon, masts are made to cater to the increasing demands of Wing-surf, and Sup-foiling. Continue reading “New Solid Carbon Mast”
Hello welcome, today we’re going to do a little unveiling of our new 2021 fly foil wing surfboard. This is the smaller of the boards this is a 4’10” by 55 liters so the specs can all be seen here at the back of the board okay 4’10” by 25.2 wide, three inches thick so it’s a little thinner than your average wing board but this is a high-performance model. Continue reading “Flyfoil wing surf boards 2021 – Video”
Hello and welcome to shimming your wing. This is a very important part of foil-boarding, being able to shim your rear wing angle. Okay, so your fuselage here is the connection between the fuselage and the rear wing will give you the angle. Right now this is a zero angle of attack here um that comes as standard in fact it’s probably got maybe one degree of angle, but there’s many times you want to get to three degrees of angle, so we need to build something like a wedge-shaped shim. That’s going to be able to give us that angle that we want there’s a lot of ways to do that. So what you want to do is have something that’s waterproof and that you can work with that is strong, stiff, not compressible, and you can make it into a shim.
To work with it, you can use a machine. I’ve got a Dremel, or a drill, or sandpaper, or whatever, to get it going. Okay, so just focus on my hands here. So we’re going to try a technique today of making something with a hot glue gun. We haven’t done this before but we’re going to try that. I’ve got a multi-temperature hot glue gun here and put the multi-temperature glue-sticks here and we’ll just start heating that up. So the idea is to build up something there. I’ve got my heat resistant baking tin here and then I’ve prepared my fuselage with a little bit of tape because i want to be able to get that off, and I don’t want to necessarily make this this permanent. I’ve poked through the tape, and I’ve made some screw holes. I’m going to add my screws in because I want holes. These have a little bit of grease on them but i might put a little bit of tape on them as well, because we’re building it with glue, but we don’t want to glue everything together with it. So i’m basically using the glue to create a nice plastic substance. All right, now so I don’t get glue into the threads i’m just going to do a little bit of tape around the threads of these screws, this one is only going to be about you know three four mm thick here.
All my glues should be heating up nicely.
Okay, now sometimes you can have if you have a big job made with hot glue it can sometimes fall apart, so what I’ve got is a little bit of something extra. Here I’ve got some of this kite-fix mesh, that they do kite repairs with. It’s basically a nylon mesh. I’m going to just use that as a base to strengthen it, so i’m actually going to take these screws back out.
This has a sticky-back adhesive, a little bit of adhesive on there. I’m going to go bigger than I need. I’ve never done it like this way before, so let’s try that out
Okay, you can see here I’ve got my tape just so it won’t stick directly to fuselage. I’ll tape it there where I have this substrate. See how that mesh is all right. So the next task is to start laying down glue.
It took a whole stick just to fill that gun up. Just doing the center line first, i’m not deliberately getting any on the threads or anything like that. I also don’t want to create too much excess for myself to cut it off later.
Now I haven’t got anything for the top surface yet. I do know by eyeball approximately what kind of angle i’m going for. So i’m guessing we’re starting to build that up.
Now this mesh is kind of floating up into the into the material and that’s fine but it means i’m gonna lower temperature so it solidifies faster.
We’ve been using a lot of other things, other than this for shimming. We’ve been using duct tape, dried wood, we’ve tried cardboard, whatever you have on hand because usually it’s done at the last minute.
Okay this is gonna do for our first try here okay we’re gonna unplug this we’re gonna let this harden and come back, but that’s the idea there. Okay, so we’ve got a shim. Basically it’s going to be wedge-shaped. It’s thicker on the front, smaller on the back. We’re actually going for about a three-degree angle, and it’s going to have two screw holes through it. I just need to trim the side, so we’ll wait for that glue to solidify and then we’ll be able to show you the result.
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Transcript: Hi welcome, today we’re going to show you how to attach your foil to the board, and this is pretty basic for some people but there’s a few little tips that I can give you as we go along. This is a “US-box track system”. Continue reading “How to attach your Foil – Video”
How to attach your Flyfoil hydrofoil to your board
How to Wing-surf tutorial – start to standing and basic turns, with Suzie Dorn
The Flyfoil Transition Plate is a thin indestructible layer that can be added between the mast and the board. This reduces loading and potential damage to the board caused by point loading. Continue reading “Flyfoil Transition Plate”
Introducing our New foil for SUP-foiling and Wingsurfing. The Glide features a new larger wing set with maximum lift and improved glide. This is a higher aspect shape that allows easier pumping and longer gliding. The Glide front wing has a high aspect ratio of 4 which is ideal for this style of riding. This model is available in two different constructions. 1)Standard: which features stiff extruded aircraft aluminum Mast, precision CNC aluminum mast-foot and fuselage, Carbon fiber wings are standard. and 2)Carbon-Plus: Featuring an autoclaved Carbon Fiber Mast, Carbon base-plate, Carbon Fuselage, and Carbon sandwich Foilwings for a stiff and light foil.
The N10 series of Foil Wings are new for 2020. These are compatible with our Kite and Kite/Surf series Foils setups. The N10s have all-new shapes with thinner-faster profiles.Continue reading “N10 Foil Wings”
JCWX4G40 4thGen 4’0″
This is a totally new model. A wide yet compact 4-foot crossover foilboard/kiteboard. Perfect for travelers and all-round riders. This board up to a foot shorter than many beginner production foilboards, so it offers quite a bit more performance. The 40WX is a high performance crossover. The board features a full Quad-fin Setup. Including a set of 4x twin-tab fins compatible with all FCS systems. The fins are fully removable/optional. This board can go from Foiler to Quad-fin kiteboard with ease. Continue reading “Flyfoil 4’0″ Crossover Kitefoilboard”
FLYFOIL WINGSURF BOARDS: Introducing our newest line of Wingsurfing Boards. The Wingsurf Foilboards are designed for Wingsurfing first, they are not repurposed SUP boards. Wingsurfing boards will experience more extreme loads than traditional “sup” foilboards, and they need to be stronger. Our boards are built for wingsurfing from the ground up, and every detail have been considered.
Flyfoil Wingboards come as 100% dedicated, or in a XO cross-over model boards. The XO models are able to fly foiled, or unfoiled. Xover Boards incorporate FCS Style Quadfins for unfoiled riding. And can easily switch between Wing, Sup, Prone, Flight-Modes.
Construction: Our wingsurf boards are built tough with Full-Carbon Lam/Foam-Sandwich exo-shell construction over our Hardcore™ (HDEPSPVC) core technology.
Here is the full-length version of the How to install your FCS style fins video. FYI, our “Crossover” boards now come with an FCS type Quad-fin setup. This is an optional to using the Foil. Enjoy.Continue reading “How to install FCS fins”
Many people curious about foiling may want to save money by converting an old board into a Foilboard. This is possible with the Universal Adapter Plate. This Peel&Stick plate rigidly adheres to almost any board, and makes it a viable foilboard. A little preparation, care, and some time, but the result is worthwhile. The Adapter Kit and shipping is under $200, which is by far the most affordable way to set up a foilboard. The advantage of this system is that you can remove it afterward if you need to. *Additional products/tools recommended/required to remove pad.Continue reading “Universal Adapter Plate for Foils”
Shim the Rear Wing
Shimming the rear wing is necessary to control the amount of downforce that the rear wing (stabilizer) creates. Downforce is actually necessary on any foilboard to keep the foil balanced.
Our new PCX board is a Prone Foil Surfboard. The PCX is also a true crossover, with foil mount tracks as well as a full Quad-fin setup so you can ride it foiled or unfoiled. FYI, This board can be Prone-foil-surfed, Surfed, Kitefoiled, Kitesurfed, or Wingsurfed.Continue reading “Prone Foil Surfboards”
We have just opened a new Flyfoil Kite demo center in Vietnam. Located on the world class Mui Ne Kite Beach. We are in partnership with our friends at the newly created Session Sports Kite School. This center is the exclusive ocean sports center located at the Saigon Mui Ne resort. With one of the longest beach frontages in Mui Ne. Talk to any of their instructors about Flyfoil Gear. They ride them and use them in their school. These guys are hard-core freestylers as well as avid foilers too. Test rides on the New Gear is available by appointment. Test Rides (without a rental or lesson) are usually limited to 30 minute rides, and please take care and ride responsibly, because “if you bust it you buy it”.Continue reading “Demo Center – Mui Ne Vietnam”
Introducing the newest addition to the Flyfoil quiver. The New “Mark 3” Stabilizer is a Carbon 3K Wing. Nicknamed “the boomerang”, this stabilizer offers a higher aspect shape and upswept wing tips. The technical name for the shape is Inverted-anhedral. This rear wing is available as an add-on accessory, but may become one of our standard options soon. Supplies are strictly limited so drop us a line asap if you want one.Continue reading “New Mark III Stabilizer”
Christmas is coming friends, so now is the perfect time to think about getting that special gift for someone you love. Nothing says I love you more than a new Flyfoil board, or Carbon foil set. Continue reading “Christmas Gifts from Flyfoil”
Newest board in the EC range is our “EC3”, the latest foilboard design concept, in a 3-foot Extreme Compact (EC) model. Super exciting and fun to ride. Continue reading “New 3-Foot Board – EC3”
J-CONCEPT Model 3’6″, 4’0″, 4’6″.
The Flyfoil “J-Concept Carbon” is the latest FlyFoil™ Model. Available in three sizes 3’6″, 4’0″ and 4’6″. This is a super-compact lightweight performance kitefoilboard. Continue reading “Kite Foil Boards”
Here are some answers to some of the most commonly asked questions: Continue reading “Flyfoil Boards Q & A”
Here is a look at our New Foam Sandwich Construction method available in our complete Range. Continue reading “Foam Sandwich Construction”
J-CONCEPT 2nd Generation 3’5″
The New Flyfoil “J-Concept 2G Carbon”, the “J-Concept 2G Carbon-3K”and the “J-Concept 2G Bamboo” are some of the latest FlyFoil® Models to hit the lineup. Initially available in our most popular size 3’5″ (one inch shorter than the previous model). Continue reading “JC-2G Kitefoilboard”
Bamboo has long been admired for its beauty and utility. Bamboo has great structural properties as well as being a renewable resource. Long used in boatbuilding and aquatic environments, bamboo is still used today in many modern applications as well. Continue reading “Bamboo Technology”
The decision to ride strapless or strapped is more than a style choice. There are functional issues to consider and also risk factors too. Beginners should familiarize themselves with these issues before deciding one way or another.
Avoid Low Tide and Shallow Water: Obviously shallow water in the enemy of foilboards. But so too are the unexpected coral heads or underwater obstructions that can suddenly appear. An area that is relatively safe at high tide can become hazardous when the tide drops, or when the water level drops, such as in lakes and rivers. Continue reading “Foil Riding Tips”