It’s been a busy period of late – testing, photographing, testing and shooting some more. Being in such a position, where brands trust us and our opinions about kit, is simply awesome. We put so much time into this area ensuring we know what each piece of equipment can do and who it’s applicable to. This means when we get enquires from customers, or even general questions about watersports gear, we can advise and guide the recipient, them being confident of getting the right info.
We’ll also say that we don’t just list any old foiling kit. The watersports kit we demo and brands we work with are all chosen for good reason. They’re top quality and will deliver the right performance (which equates to maximum fun) for the end user.
With the above in mind we’ve added a bunch of new products to FSUK’s webshop. If you follow Foilshop UK’s social media feeds (or even our personal streams) you may have already seen some of these brands…For those who haven’t here’s a brief outline of each.
FusionX X Wings and Nitro Pro cust boards.
Located not too far away from us (like spitting distance) FusionX are a well respected bespoke/semi custom manufacturer of carbon foils (for all disciplines), custom carbon foil boards and wingsurfing wings.
When we started seeing FX’s kit appearing round our way we needed to get aboard and check it out.
FusionX X-Wing wingsurfing/wing foiling wing 3m, 4m, 5m, 6m, 7m.
Coming in hot the FusionX X Wing range of wingsurfing/wing foiling is poised to get riders flying across all conditions effortlessly. Stealthy good looks and awesome freeride performance make this a choice wing for a whole variety of riders. Pumpable and boosty the X Wing offers top end leading edge, middle strut and canopy rigidity which directly translates to efficient performance. They’re also durable and robust ensuring lonegvity.
Scroll down for more info about the FusionX X Wing range of wingsurfing wings.
All images/vid courtesy Oli Lane-Peirce.
We’re currently waiting for a FusionX foils to arrive but in the meantime the FusionX X Wings and Nitro Pro cust carbon foil boards are available via the webshop.
FusionX custom Nitro Pro carbon foil board: wing, SUP, surf.
Paige Moore’s FusionX brand is a boutique company that specializes in custom carbon pre-preg foil boards for wing, SUP and surf (among other things). Advanced hull contours and progressive shaping put these boards at the forefront of foil board design and technology.
See more info below.
F4 Foils Lightwind 2000cm2/2500cm2 wing/SUP foils.
Having such a pedigree in windfoil design means we were intrigued when we saw F4 Foils’ new range of SUP, surf and wing foils drop.
In particular the wind wing Lightwind 2000cm2 and 2500cm2 pricked our interests (which is also applicable to SUP foil when coupled with the 70cm mast).
F4 Foils Lightwind 2000cm2/2500cm2 wing/SUP foil with 85cm or 70cm alloy mast.
For those who follow windsurf foiling F4 Foils need no introduction having a long and fruitful career in the world of windfoiling. The brand’s race winning slalom/race windsurf foils have such esteemed riders as Antoine Albeau piloting them, which should tell you a thing or two.
As wingsurfing/foiling takes an even stronger hold on the watersports market F4 Foils cross over to wind winging with their Lightwind carbon/alloy hybrid foil set up that’ll get you flying in the lightest of breeze with the least amount of effort.
Scroll down for more info about F4 Foils’ Lightwind 2000cm2 or 2500cm2 wing foils.
All images/vid courtesy Oli Lane-Peirce.
Needless to say these carbon/alloy hybrids didn’t disappoint and are now also available through FSUK’s online store.
Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L.
It’s not all super high performance kit, however. We have one eye firmly on the beginner and intermediate market. Kids as well for that matter!
Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L ACE-TEC beginner/intermediate kids/adults windsurf/windfoil board
If you’re a beginner windsurfer, who may also be considering going the windfoiling route then look no further in terms of what board you need. Tahe’s Techno Wind Foil 160L is poised to get you from zero to hero in both disciplines but without swapping platforms. And fear not those of you who are seasoned riders (also in both foiling and windsurfing) the Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L will also provide some fun for you as well!
Scroll down for more info on the Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L ACE-TEC.
Tahe Outdoors’ new offerings continue to impress us. The brand formerly known as BIC have the Techno Wind Foil 160L windsurf/windfoil board available for 2021. Whilst it’s certainly foilable, no question, the Techno Wind Foil 160L also makes a great beginner/intermediate windsurfing board for both adults and kids alike. We love it, our nippers do and think you will too!
As always if any questions about these or any other products just holla.