Author Topic: Dedicated Foil Board vs 2 in 1 board  (Read 622 times)

fatfish

  • Rincon Status
  • ***
  • Posts: 125
    • View Profile
    • Email
Dedicated Foil Board vs 2 in 1 board
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:27:32 AM »
Just getting going in foiling and obviously overthinking my equipment.  Curious to know from the experienced guys what board you used to start off on or maybe are still on. 

Are you riding a dedicated foil board or using a converted sup (added tuttle box or plate adapter).  Economically thinking it seams that a converted sup (maybe one of the simsups) would be great to get started on, plenty of volume and could sup surf if conditions warrant.  And with more experience, maybe later invest in a dedicated foil board.

Curious what you guys are riding or started off on.  Just trying to speed up my learning curve and increase my stoke level.  thanks!

Evan Lloyd

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 414
    • View Profile
Re: Dedicated Foil Board vs 2 in 1 board
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 10:03:53 AM »
I just dropped off an old 8-6 SUP at the Stretch Factory in Santa Cruz.  They are charging $300 to install a Tuttle box.  I think Kings Paddleboards in SoCal does something similar.  Retrofitting an existing board is a really affordable option for getting into the sport.  My (very limited) experience is that once people get the hang of flying, they want smaller and smaller boards.  For that reason, buying an expensive production board right off the bat might not make the most financial sense.  Just be careful to not use too big a board in the beginning, as it may be harder to control once flying.  I've seen videos of people learning on real long boards and it looks horrifying. 

Hope this helps
Evan

 


SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal