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Foils

YOUR ULTIMATE FOILS FOR EVERY SESSION

Foil Configurator

FOIL CONFIGURATOR

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Front & Back Wings

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Masts & Fuselages

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OUR BESTSELLING FOIL SETS

DUOTONE FOILS

Each foil possesses its own unique characteristics, with both the shape and size of the foil significantly impacting the riding experience. To help you find the perfect setup for every rider and foil sport, we've developed our Foil Configurator, which you can find at the top of the page. Additionally, you can find more interesting points on the topic of which foil suits me and what I should look out for here:

FOIL FAQ

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Finding the right foil set-up, given our comprehensive foil range with different products for all foil and wing disciplines, seems truly challenging. The good news: There is a perfect foil set-up for every riding style and level in our range. And, with the help of our revolutionary Foil Configurator, you can find the best three options - tailored exactly to your needs - in just a few clicks. https://www.duotonesports.com/en/wing-foiling/foils/foil-configurator 

Our "Wing Foil Journey" graphic is designed to help beginners and advanced riders find the right foil for their skill level. This is our suggested path for choosing your foil:

  1. Beginner:
    - Aero Lift SLS

  2. Intermediate:
    - Aero Free SLS

  3. Advanced/Expert:
    - Glide 2.0 D/LAB or SLS
    - Whizz SLS
    - Aero Carve 2.0 D/LAB or SLS

A foil with a large front wing and stable flight characteristics is best suited for beginners. The ideal foil size for learners is between 2000 and 2500 cm². The length of the fuselage plays a decisive role for an easily controllable flight phase. A longer fuselage of 66 to 74 cm gives the hydrofoil a stable, easy-to-handle ride, which makes it easier for beginners to control the foil. The mast length should be shorter to avoid higher flights and to create a more direct connection between the foil and the board. Suitable mast lengths for beginners are between 70 and 80 cm.

The design parameters of a foil include wing area, profile, aspect ratio, fuselage length and mast length. These characteristics influence the lift, stability, maneuverability and speed of the foil.

- More surface area - more lift, less surface area - less lift

- Higher aspect ratio - better planing characteristics, lower aspect ratio - more maneuverable handling

- Longer fuselage - more directional stability, shorter fuselage - more maneuverability and agility

Low aspect foils have a shorter wingspan and are rounder, allowing maneuverability and lift at lower speeds. Medium aspect ratio foils offer a good balance between lift, speed and maneuverability and are therefore versatile for different conditions.

High aspect foils have a larger wingspan, better glide characteristics and remain flying at lower speeds compared to low aspect foils. This makes them particularly suitable for maximizing efficiency and performance, especially in lighter winds, smaller waves and for pumpfoiling.

Beginners should choose a medium to longer fuselage (66 cm or 74 cm) for sufficient stability. A shorter mast length (75 cm) makes it easier to control the flight and the board.

Advanced wingfoilers can vary the fuselage length depending on their riding style. Shorter fuselages offer a more maneuverable ride and more pop when jumping, while longer fuselages enable more directional stability at higher speeds and more tilt stability.

The mast length can vary between 75 cm, 82cm and 90 cm depending on the area and conditions. A short mast is suitable for spots with low water levels or shallow spots. A length of 82 cm can be used for freeriding, freestyling and also for waves. A mast length of 90 cm is suitable for spots with higher swell and for wingfoilers who are chasing top speeds.

The Duotone Foil Configurator is the ultimate tool to find the most suitable mast-fuselage-wing combination for you. By entering your riding level, most ridden conditions, wind conditions, body weight, preferred foil characteristics and available budget, the Duotone Foil Configurator calculates your three best matches. This gives you immediate clarity on which foil is best for you, especially when entering the world of wingfoiling.

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Aluminum masts offer solid performance with proven quality and durability and are the first choice when looking for an attractively priced set, especially at the beginning. In contrast, carbon masts save up to 20% weight and have some advantages in terms of profile width and depth. These already come into their own with our SLS masts and are exploited even further with the D/LAB mast and fuselage sets.

For more answers on this and other topics, you can find them here in our Help Center or check our Tech Talk Videos.

FOIL TECH TALKS

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