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How to choose my AFS wing foil board?

Many people often ask, “Which foil board do I need and how to choose it?” The answer depends on various factors such as your foiling experience, skills, size, the wind and surf conditions, and your ambition. This step by step guide will to help you find the wingfoil board to get started with wing foiling and progress quickly.

Wich foilboard for a complete beginner?

If you never experienced water sports (windsurfing, kitesurfing or winging), you need an equipment with a genererous volume and designed to fly in the air with ease and control. 
 
The AFS Fly Range is the best option for entry level. Idealy, the board volume needs to be your weight plus 40 (60 if it’s an inflatable foilboard. If you’re 80Kg, go for a 120l wing foil board). Don’t go for under 90L anyway for your first foilboard. Also, don’t be afraid of a “bulky” shape : it feels way more stable and helps the take off and feet positionning. Lenght also provides glide and quick take off. size: Flying is easy only if you’re stable enought and do not roll in the waves.
 
For those who already know windsurf or practised a foiling activity before, our advice is to use the same type of product : comfortable, wide and long foilboards. The Fly range is still an excellent choice, but you can also think about the Fire range with its pure wing foiling freeride approach. Again, do not aim under 90L but you can consider your weight plus 20 as a good volume. 
 
Do not overestimate yourself! Choosing the right first foil board is the best way to learn efficiently wing foiling. 

Wich wing foilboards for intermediate rider?

That’s it: you’re beginning to master your subject in wing foil. Maybe you’ve already opted for a more efficient front wing foil, your jibes are going smoothly and you’re feeling the urge to switch to a foil board better suited to your water conditions or to a specific practice: it’s time to consider moving on from your good old beginner board to an intermediate level wingfoil board. 
 
To give you a general idea, the volume of an intermediate foil board revolves around the weight of its user. For example, if you’re 70kg, you might consider a 70L foil board. 
 
As a result, the boards are also smaller, and therefore more unstable at take-off. On the other hand, they’re also going to give you more feeling once they’re in the air. To avoid getting into trouble and to ensure you have the right equipment for what you’re looking for, here are a few tips about our range. 
 
As a general advice, note that if you’re sailing on a lake with little wind and less carrying fresh water, don’t hesitate to take a wingfoil board that’s a little longer than the one recommended above. This will help you get off early on the foil. 
 
In any case, you can start to consider carbon constructions, which are lighter and stiffer, because your experience will allow you to feel the difference, which isn’t necessarily the case when you’re just starting out. On the other hand, carbon is lighter but more sensitive to impact, which is why it is often reserved for more experienced riders who get a real advantage from it.  
 
Footstraps also become interesting, if they are to your taste. A foil board with inserts will allow you to jump, but also to guide the board in manoeuvres, pumping and taking off and in the speed edges. Despite this, it’s perfectly possible to sail without footstraps, unlike windsurfing, to retain the feeling of total freedom you get from surfing or strapless kitesurfing. It’s a matter of taste, but we’ve included inserts with several possible positions on all our boards. 

Fire range foilboard : freeride and freestyle for intermediate rider

If you have a relatively flat body of water and you want to make long runs and why not try your hand at freestyle, the Fire range is ideal for you. These wingfoil boards have a very accessible TOMO shape that offers excellent pumping and relaunching sensations. Their set-back US boxes make these boards particularly effective when you’re looking for speed, but they’re still good boards for occasional surfing.

Fly 2023 Wing Foilboards : versatility and surfing

If you’re on a swellier body of water like an ocean or an unprotected bay, or if you want to keep a shape with more glide on launch and a bit more versatility, the new Fly 2023 range is for you. Narrower and longer than the Fire, these wing foil boards are inspired by the success of our Blackbird with their T-Tail, bulbous nose and hollow deck. 
 
The longer length means faster take-off. As in surfing or windsurfing, long boards take off faster in the planning. To compensate for the loss of width and prevent the Fly from becoming unstable when kneeling or pumping, we’ve added a bulb at the front. This extra volume adds comfort without reducing the board’s efficiency. 
 
When it comes to pumping and surfing, the new AFS Fly boards have more advanced US boxes. This not only makes the board easier to handle, but also makes it much more responsive when pumping through the soft wind or reconnecting waves in freefly. 
 
The overall shape of this foil board is very versatile. Just as effective in the lake as in the sea, it’s a good surfer with its double concave and rounded shape. If you’re looking for versatility, this is the best choice

Wich wing foil boards for expert riders?

Wing foiling holds no secrets for you and you’re a fanatic rider, whatever the conditions. As an enlightened amateur, you want to push back the limits of your riding or have a board that corresponds perfectly to your very specific needs, or to demanding spots in conditions that are not accessible to inexperienced riders. It’s time to indulge yourself with a board that’s a little out of the ordinary, with performance that’s just as exceptional. 

What's the best all Around expert wing foil board?

If you’re looking for a highly versatile board capable of flying in all conditions, with excellent surfing and take-off ability, go for the Fly 2023 range. Smaller boards like the 5’4, the 5’2 and even the 4’8, which is originally a surf foil board but works very well in wingsurfing (which requires you to be able to master the waterstart), will work wonders in all conditions with their very versatile shape.  

What's the best wing surfing foil board for expert riders?

For those who love waves, the Chipri Pro, designed as a premium surf foil board, also works as a wing foil board. Its highly-worked deck and extreme dimensions make it an incredibly responsive, superbly precise and very radical board. You’ll need to be able to master the waterstart, but you’ll get unforgettable surfing sensations in both wing foil and prone surfing.

What's the best ightwind and downwind foil board for expert riders?

Finally, for those who want the ultimate downwind and light wind weapon, the Blackbird combined with a foil like the Pure 1100 takes off in the slightest breeze, at less than 8 knots, never to drop off again throughout the session. Everything has been optimised to make pumping as efficient as possible, and this iconic shape, which has left its mark on the world of foiling, is sure to give you an extraordinary gliding sensation. 

What is the ideal foilboard for the wing foil pro riders?

You’re the best rider on your spot, and you want to measure yourself against others in local, national or world competitions. We’ve developed boards based on the most insane and demanding criteria of our best riders, who have won numerous awards in the most prestigious competitions such as the GWA. The Pro 4’5 range represents the very best in wing foiling, without compromise. From spectacular figures in the sky to unbridled speed runs at over 30 knots (impact vest recommended!) and super-demanding wave sessions, the Pro 4’5 does it all, with panache. If you want to push your limits and exceed them in every discipline – apart from downwind, where the Blackbird remains the golden standard, this is the board for you. 

If you want to know more about wing foiling and get all our expert advices, check out our complete wing foiling guide. 

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