Take off before a Formula board even gets planing? Check. Fits into the back of a car? Check. Fly through foil jibes and 360s? Check. A new chapter in windfoiling evolves.You simply need to try this board to believe it. Maximum fly time, minimum boardsize, minimum sail size. X marks the spot.
THE FOIL-X AT A GLANCE
The new Foil X 125 size slots in between the 105 and 145, becoming our R&D team’s instant favourite. All three sizes have new cutaways running down the rails to reduce tail volume to allow the rider to sink the tail and pop up onto the foil. An adjusted nose rockerline make the boards more forgiving when touching down mid-jibe by helping you bounce straight back up. The new mini carrry-handle on the bottom makes it easier to carry board and sail together. New centred footstrap positions unlock freestyle and jumping abilities.
What are the recommended foils for the FOIL X?
The Foil X are compact foil boards designed to foil with smaller, lighter sails. On the foil side, riders can choose between lifty, maneuverable foils like the Starboard Foil SuperCruiser or the faster, high performance foils like the GT-R Plus. The SuperCruiser offers early take-off, awesome maneuverability and floating foil jibes. The GT-R offers higher top speeds and faster acceleration.
THE FOIL X 125
Dimensions: 190x67cm, 125 liters
Our intermediate board of the range. It combines an easy ride with more technical possibilities, offering the perfect match for a rider who wants to increase their foiling skills.The 67cm width keeps it stable before take off. The long flat bottom, deep rail cutaways and ultra compact outline then makes it quick to pop out of the water and take off. The reduced volume and thinner profile brings a new sensation of freedom when flying in the air. The middle back footstrap enables jumps and your first 360s. Freestyle is now accessible to intermediate level foilers. A masterclass.
NEW FOOTSTRAP POSITION
The new middle back footstrap on the 105 and 125 makes these boards more freestyle-friendly and easier for first-time foilers. By keeping the back foot over the center line and your front foot closer to the rail, it’s easier to stay in control and to keep the board from rolling side to side.
FREEDOM OF FLIGHT
As the wind picks up, from 15 to 25 knots or more, you switch to smaller sails, say between 3.0 and 4.7 and a whole new world opens up with a foiling style that is all about freedom of flight. The Foil X 105, FOIL X 125, and the Foil X 145 are available in Wood Sandwich construction and the Foil X 125 and FOIL X 145 are also available in Starlite.
The Drake Slick footstraps are made with FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based Yulex foam. With 85% natural rubber content, CO² emitted during the manufacturing process is reduced by 80%. The remaining 15% of synthetic neoprene is kept to improve UV resistance.
CONSTRUCTION: STARLITE - OUR BEST VALUE OFFERING
Available in the Starlite technology, crisp and sharp and adds the durability of a tank. It uses 0.6mm Australian pine wood with glass fibres and a Carbon-Innegra perimeter rail band to combine premium technology and a quality finish in a value package.