Setting up a foil board for balance and for enjoying the waves is not always easy. The center of the board needs to be well balanced in order to give you the proper experience. Here are some top tips that you can use for an easier foil board setup process:
Once you get a foil board that’s comfortable for you to use, start by making some test modifcations. Remember where your working setup was and modify it slightly. By experimenting you’ll have a better insight on how to optimize your setup on each day and how to get your foil board set up based on various skill levels.
Upgrade your wing when you’re ready:
Finding a way that you can adjust your set up is usually the best way that you can optimize your board. If you’re finding it difficult to progress beyond your regular setup or to find any more improvements, consider changing out the wing. Picking at a new wing for your foil board can help you find even better performance enhancements.
Start big at the beginning and scale down:
It could be very tempting for you to go straight to a small board with a foil. It’s likely that you’ve seen people at the beach with chopped boards that are moving faster and that can maneuver a lot better. Getting your balance and your setup right with a large board is the most important step before progressing. Use your dedicated foil board for a few months and then move on to shorter boards. Eventually you could get down to a smaller board of close to 4 feet for dock starts and practice.
Keep some of these top tips in mind as you are working at trying out new setups. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try out new ways to optimize your board so you can get more out of the experience!
This post was written by Aaron McClearnon, Owner of Elite Watersports. At Elite Watersports, We strive to provide exceptional service and genuine interactions with those interested in an eFoil Board. We hold dear our passion for being out on the water and maintain this as our foundation for all business practices.