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kite foil board
Kitesurfing with little wind? Then there are two possibilities. Option 1 is to buy a lighwind kiteboard, this is in a twintip that planes easily. The 2nd option you have is to buy a kite foil board. This discipline within the kitesurfing scene is becoming more popular by the day, and that is not surprising. Because who wouldn't want to fly over the water with a 7 or 8 knot?
Different kite foil boards
Just like the twintip kiteboards and directionals, there are different types of kite hydrofoil boards. Each has its own unique properties. Curious which kite foil board suits you? Then read on below.
Kite foil freeride board
The freeride kite foil boards for kitesurfing are the most used. The kite foil boards perform all-round and are therefore widely applicable. Characteristic is the somewhat shorter design, which makes them playful and manoeuvrable. From making jumps and freestyle tricks to cruising, nothing is too crazy!
In short; a very suitable kite foil board for 90% of the kite surfers among us.
Kite foil surfboard
Can you often be found on the (Dutch) waves? Then a kite foil surf/wave board might be something for you. The boards do not differ much from a 'standard' surfboard, except that they are built slightly more firmly. This is to be able to properly absorb the forces of the hydrofoil. In addition, there are also convertible kite foil boards. These can be used very efficiently because they can be used with and without foil, which ultimately saves a lot of money and space.
Kite foil race board
The racing discipline should certainly not be missing from the list of kite foil boards. These kite foil boards have only one goal, to fly as hard as possible over the water. Competitions such as the Formula Olympic Kitesurfing are often sailed from 6 knots! Characteristic is the long and narrow design, which ensures little resistance, which is beneficial for the rider. Furthermore, the race foil boards are almost always sailed in combination with straps.
What to look for when buying a kite foil board
In order to make the right decisions, there are basically two very important topics to sit down for as well. We are now going to talk about the volume and the mounting system.
Kite foil board volume
The volume in a kite foil board has a huge impact on the performance. Now you may be thinking; what is the impact then? And what volume is right for me? All logical questions that we are happy to answer for you.
First of all, it is good to know what volume exactly is. In fact, we are talking about the buoyancy of your kite foil board. The more volume, the more kilos we can lose on the board, and the more stable the board will feel. The buoyancy is expressed in liters, which ultimately helps us to calculate how many kilograms we can lose on the kite foil board.
Now that we know the meaning of volume, let's look at the pros and cons of high or low volume. As a starting kite foiler, a higher volume is desirable. This offers more buoyancy and stability which will help you to make progress. It also keeps your board visible as soon as you make a crash, which will certainly happen a number of times. And are you sailing on or around a spot with swell? Then a slightly higher volume helps you to remain more stable on your kitefoil board.
Unfortunately, there is also a downside to a higher volume in your kite hydrofoil board. This can cause the foilboard to feel a bit like a cork bobbing on the water surface. Even if you have trouble getting your feet into the straps, the volume can work against you.
Ultimately, the answer depends on several factors. This can make it difficult to make the right purchase. Are you in doubt? Please feel free to contact us or visit the store!
Kite foil board mounting system
There are different mounting systems on the kitefoil market. These are necessary to connect your board and the kite foil. We make a distinction between a tuttle box and a plate system.
The tuttle box has been used for windsurf boards for a long time. It is, however, one of the most difficult systems where a lot of force has to be exerted to connect it to your kite foil board. This can be disadvantageous in combination with for example a hard surface. The advantage of this model is that it is not that high, and therefore ideal for kite foil boards with little volume.
In addition, we also have the plate system. This is the stronger of the two because the power of the foil is neatly distributed over the entire plate. In addition, in most cases you only need to tighten 4 screws.
Within the Telstar Surf range there is a choice between different kite foil board brands. These are all of A-quality and manually selected. Choose from Airush, Duotone, F-One, Naish, Reedin, Cabrinha and North.
Airush Foil Board V3€1,099.00
F-One Foilboard 51 TS V3€699.00
Duotone Pace SLS€1,149.00
Reedin Feather Kite€949.00
North Sense Foil Board€729.00
Naish Foil Hover C. S26€919.00
Naish Foil Crossover S26€1,069.00
Cabrinha Special Agent€749.00
Cabrinha X:Breed Foil€1,139.00
Cabrinha Cutlass Foil€1,099.00
Duotone Indy D-LAB€1,299.00
Naish Hover Kite 2020€549.00
Naish Hover Kite 2020€899.00
Duotone Indy€974.25 Regular Price €1,299.00
Duotone Free€486.75 Regular Price €649.00
Duotone Pace€699.00 Regular Price €949.00