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How to Wing Foil

We are super stoked to be collaborating with Alex Buss at the Kitesurf College on his debut How to Wing Foil series. Alex has been producing quality instruction for years and has produced tons of tutorials and trick videos on his YouTube channel. With our joint expertise and experience, you’ll be up and foiling in no time!

We’ll be adding all the wing foil tutorials here so be sure to check back regularly. You can choose to watch them in the suggested order or pick the tutorials that are relevant to your progress. You can keep watching them as many times as you need.

If you prefer a hands on session then book a Wing Foil lesson with The Foiling Collective. We run sessions for beginners all the way up to advanced coaching for riders looking to develop their freestyle and racing skills.

Wing Foil: Introduction and First Flights

Time:
00:00  Wing control basics
05:22  Carrying and paddling your gear
06:53  Taxiing on your knees
08:52  Knee taxi jibe (turning around)
09:41  Standing up
11:04  Taxiing while standing
12:24  Standing taxi jibe and footswaps
14:12  First flights on the foil
16:34  Failure to take off
17:52  Foil control and longer flights
21:02  Pumping take off

Wing Foil: Foot, Mast & Weight Placement Guide

Time:
00:00  Weight, lift & pitch principles
01:10  3 ways of moving weight front or back of lift
03:29  Target foot position & weight distribution
05:39  Getting into a good foot position
08:29  Mast movements
07:25  Toeside to heelside jibe
09:16  Training steps & tips

Wing Foil: Keeping Balance & Controlling Roll (foiling fundamentals)

This guide explains the key principles which help you stay balanced while wing foiling. This is part of the foiling fundamentals series.

Wing Foil: Hydrofoil Stalling, and how to avoid it (foiling fundamentals)

This wing-foil tutorial looks at hydrofoil stalling and how to avoid it.

Wing Foil: Crashing & tips to reduce the risks of injury and kit damage

Time:
0:00  Introduction
0:14  Falling with the board or against it
0:53  Front wing size and foiling speed
1:26  Armour & impact protection
1:43  Touching down Vs. Breaching
2:13  Learning conditions
2:46  Taking lessons
3:15  Upwind & downwind crashes
3:49  Footstraps
4:08  How skill & experience keep you safe

Wing Foil: Pumping / Light-Wind Take Off (all steps from basic to advanced)

Time:
00:00  Linear wing-only pump
01:13  Cyclical wing pump
01:50  Full-body cyclical pump
02:24  How cyclical pumps help
04:58  Final step: alternating foot pressure
07:08  Full technique run through
09:00  Wing and board angle tips

Wing Foil: Jibe/Gybe - Heel to Toe, Common Mistakes, Toe to Heel & Training Tips

Time:
00:00  Heelside to toeside jibe
02:38  Apparent wind issues
04:31  Roll angle issues
05:50  Speed issues
07:25  Toeside to heelside jibe
09:16  Training steps & tips

Wing Foil: Toeside (tips, mistakes and upwind riding)

Time:
0:00  Getting into toeside
1:01  Toeside stance & wing positioning
2:39  Wing positioning mistakes
4:14  Roll / lean mistakes
4:47  Upwind riding

Wing Foil: Switching Stance

Time:
00:00  Intro
00:19  Training steps
01:43  Narrow stance hop method
04:02  Foot placement tips & mistakes
05:41  Wide stance hop method
06:09  Nose hold method (moving back foot first)
08:51  Riding direction tips

Wing Foil: Toe to Heel Tack

Time:
00:00  Intro
00:18  Walk-through
03:23  Wing steering method & mistakes
06:33  Initial roll / lean angle issues
08:06  Yaw turn & mistakes
08:37  Changing from toeside roll to heelside roll & mistakes
09:48  Roll & foot position guide
10:48  Pitch control & mistakes
11:35  Simple steps for building up to a tack
13:41  Exit speed and course (downwind exit & upwind exit)

Wing Foil: Heel to Toe Tack

Time:
00:00  Heel-toe tack walkthrough (reg stance)
01:47  Re-cap (in goofy stance)
02:41  Wing control & mistakes
06:21  Board roll & mistakes
09:42  Board pitch & mistakes
10:46  Tack training steps
13:11  Exit speed & direction tips

Wing Foil: Heineken Jibe (detailed tutorial)

Time:
00:00  Full walkthrough (regular, left foot forward)
01:32  Re-cap (goofy, right foot forward)
02:40  Close view of wing control
03:08  Apparent wind issues
04:54  Wind speed and risk
05:25  Bigger board & wing issues
06:16  Toe-to-heel version

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Top Speed:26kmh / 16mph29kmh / 18mph32kph / 20mph
Range:6-8 miles12-18 miles20-32 miles
Charge Time:80-120 minutes110-225 minutes200 minutes (90 min with GT Hypercharger)
Battery:NMC Lithium-ionNMC Lithium-ionNMC Lithium-ion
Weight:10.5kg12.2kg15.8kg
App:Provides live speed, battery life, mileage, ride style, community features and diagnostics
Brakes:Regenerative BrakingRegenerative BrakingRegenerative Braking
Motor:750W Hypercore Hub Motor750W Hypercore Hub Motor750W Hypercore Hub Brushless Motor
Tyre:10.5in x 6.5-6in Vega10.5in x 4.5-6in Onewheel11.5in x 6.5-6.5in Onewheel
Remote Control:No Remote – Lean and goNo Remote – Lean and goNo Remote – Lean and go
Lighting:LED strip for battery status and in-ride alertsLED strip for battery status and in-ride alertsIntelligent LED Lights – White Front and Red Rear
Sensors:Solid state MEMS 6-DOFSolid state MEMS 6-DOFSolid State MEMS 6-DOF
Size:

8.75 x 10.5 x 27 inches
(222 x 266 x 689 mm)

8.75 x 10.5 x 27 inches
(222 x 266 x 689 mm)
9.5 x 11.5 x 29 inches
(241 x 292 x 737 mm)

Hover Wing Foil Board Size

Below is a rough guide to help determine Hover Wing Foil board size based on rider weight and skill level. A “beginner” rider is considered as someone with no previous board sport experience.

Keep in mind that additional factors, such as wind conditions, foil, and kite wing size will play an important role in the selection of the right board size.

As a rule of thumb, we recommend erring on the side of a more buoyant board with a volume that matches rider weight (for example, an 80kg rider will need at least an 80L board or larger). Riding a “sinker” will work in locations with steady, strong winds, while floatier boards prove to be a safer choice as they allow the rider to get back to shore even if the wind drops under a foilable limit.

40 L:
Not recommended for beginners or intermediate
Up to 70 kg for advanced/highly skilled riders

50 L:
Not recommended for beginners or intermediate riders
Up 75 kg for advanced/highly skilled riders

60 L:
Not recommended for beginners
Intermediate riders up to 45 kg
Advanced and highly skilled riders up to 85 kg

75 L:
Not recommended for beginners
Intermediate riders up to 55 kg
Advanced riders up to 90 kg

85 L:
For beginners up to 50 kg
Intermediate riders up to 70 kg
Advanced riders up to 100 kg

95 L:
For beginners up to 60 kg
Intermediate riders up to 80 kg
Advanced riders up to 105 kg

110 L:
For beginners up to 80 kg
Intermediate riders up to 95 kg
Advanced riders up to 115 kg

125 L:
For beginners up to 95 kg
Intermediate riders up to 105 kg
Advanced riders up to 130 kg

140 L:
For beginners up to 115 kg
Intermediate riders up to 125 kg
Advanced riders up to 160 kg