FOIL SLALOM

READY TO RACE

A new PWA foil racing format, three new boards and new records: get ready to race and to break your personal best speeds.

AVAILABLE CONSTRUCTIONS
Carbon Reflex Sandwich
Starlite Carbon

WHAT’S NEW

New waterdrop shape concept for maximum lift and stability, new back footstrap position for more control and higher reaching speeds, new extra-deep rail cutaways to take-off and get flying quickly. The Foil Slalom boards are also a new foil board category.

Foil Slalom 91 (220×91, 192 liters): designed for the new PWA Foil format that switches from Racing to Slalom foiling. The new extreme tear drop shape of the 91 model has enough volume to take off in very light winds.

Foil Slalom 81 (220×81, 167 liters): designed with the same concept as the 91 with less width and less volume. Ideal for lighter riders on the PWA Foil Slalom tour and for light to medium winds. The weapone to break 30 knots. Foil Slalom 71: the narrowest and fastest Foil Slalom model, for higher winds and maximum speed. Available in Carbon Reflex Sandwich for the 91, 81 and 71. Available in StarLite Carbon for the 81 and 71 sizes.

FOIL SLALOM IN DETAILS

FOIL SLALOM 91

Dimensions: 220x91, 192 liters 

The go-to board for the new PWA Foil format that switched from Racing to Slalom Foiling. This model maximizes the 91cm width limit to provide you the optimum gear to compete with. This extreme board with extra thickness has enough volume to take off in very light winds.

WATER DROP SHAPE

The side cutaways concept has been pushed to the max to allow enough speed in displacement mode to get on foil, so you can take off even before to reaching planing speeds. The board is shaped like a water drop from the nose to the tail in order to reduce the drag from the water but also increase aerodynamic efficiency. As a result, the board is very slippery and stable in the air.

BACK FOOTSTRAP POSITION

The back foot position is further inside compared to upwind/downwind racing foil boards. Here we are at 79.9cm wide, which allows you to go faster downwind and to go reaching with a more comfortable position and reduced power on the back foot.

NEW DEEP CUTAWAYS

The cut aways have been extended not only to decrease drag before take off but also to accelerate the transition into flight mode by quickly reducing wetted surface area as speed increases.

FOIL SLALOM 81

Dimensions: 220x81cm, 167 liters

The 81 shares the same concept as the 91, with a reduced width. This model is ideal for medium winds with heavier riders and as the all-round size for lighter riders on the PWA Foil Slalom Tour.

FOIL SLALOM 71

Dimensions: 220x71cm, 145 liters

The narrowest model at 71cm is the high wind model and ultimately our fastest foil board ever. The machine for breaking 30 knots and log your personal bests.

EXTRA THIN PADS

There are less impacts to absorb when foiling. In fact, there are none. So we’ve designed the pads to be extra thin for added control and kept the diamond grooves for the perfect grip.

YULEX NEOPRENE

The Drake 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.

AVAILABLE CONSTRUCTIONS

CARBON REFLEX SANDWICH

THE FLAGSHIP CONSTRUCTION 

The Carbon Reflex construction with fluorescent orange highlight colors is our lightest, most exclusive and limited edition flagship construction using a combination of the lightest biaxial carbon and uni-directional carbon. They offer the quickest acceleration and the earliest take-off speeds.

STARLITE CARBON

WHERE PERFORMANCE MEETS PRICE

The lighest and highest performance budget-friendly technology. Thanks to its full carbon bottom and a deck built from 0.6mm Australian pine wood sandwich wrapped with Military grade-glass and laminated all with Bio Resin, Starlite Carbon offers an unprecendented level of high quality in a value package with excellent finish. Starlite Carbon technology feels especially crisp with extra high impact resistance on the deck.

RIDERS COMMENTS

“With the PWA switching its focus from course racing to a pure slalom format for 2021 we developed just the right board for it! A different nose shape and stance position make for great top speed and control while the extreme rail cutaways get the board flying in super light winds.

This Board shocked me right from the beginning. I thought control on the reach was entirely skill dependent, but sometimes it really is the gear! The ease with which this board reaches speeds of well over 30 knots is groundbreaking! The gust hits and the board doesn’t even move, it just accelerates! Due to this amazing control, the Foil 91 enables me to enjoy slalom foiling in a huge range of wind.

The new bottom shape gives almost no resistance if you accidentally hit the water during a speed run or in the gybe which gives me amazing confidence to push hard and go fast.

I can’t wait to hit the slalom course with it once we are racing again in the PWA!”

Sebastian Kördel

PERFORMANCE CHART

FOIL-X

  • RACING
  • FREERIDE
  • FREESTYLE
  • EASE OF USE
  • EARLY TAKE OFF

FOIL SLALOM 71

FOIL SLALOM 81

FOIL SLALOM 91

For Proper Foil Installation:

Make sure that the top of the foil’s mast makes full contact with the bottom of the board’s foil box. This full-contact gives maximum support to the foil and sets the mast firmly at the recommended angle.

Use the teeth washer upside down for both Foil Torx screws to tie the foil at the max and to avoid any damage.

SPECIFICATIONS

ModelFOIL SLALOM 71FOIL SLALOM 81 FOIL SLALOM 91
Constructions Carbon Reflex Sandwich | Starlite CarbonCarbon Reflex Sandwich | Starlite CarbonCarbon Reflex Sandwich
Volume145 L167 L192 L
Length220 cm220 cm220 cm
Width71 cm81 cm91 cm
Tail Width60.2 cm69.9 cm80.1 cm
Thickness15.9 cm16.3 cm16.2 cm
Footstrap Rows222
FinsNot includedNot includedNot included
Fin BoxesFoil BoxFoil BoxFoil Box
Recommend foilRace/Race ProRace/Race ProRace/Race Pro
Sail Range4.0 - 7.0 m26.0 - 9.0 m27.0 - 10.0 m2
Weight CRSTBATBATBA
Weight SCTBATBA-

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

MANGROVES

For every board sold, we plants a mangrove in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park, absorbing one ton of CO2 over 20 years. Learn more >

PLASTIC OFFSET PROGRAM

Buy a board and we collect an equivalent of 200 plastic bags from beaches through our Plastic Offset Program. Learn more >

 

 

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