Take Control Of How You Ride Waves through Custom Foil Surfing
Get more control and a tighter arc on your turns when ripping ripples and ride the waves the way you want to with the Slingshot 2019 Hover Glide Surf Foil range. Once you’ve got your wings and are comfortable riding waves, here is a little tip from Slingshot Foil Surfer Matt Levings on how to customise your foiling setup.
But first the foil!
Matt rides the Gamma (see 2019 Slingshot Hover Glide FSurf Foil) with a 24” mast. The incredible pump ability means he can link up waves and downwind on this foil. But if you are looking for something with a little more lift and more effortless pump, then you should take a serious look at the new Infinity 76-cm Carbon Wing, which has tons of lift and can hold the biggest range of speeds from super slow on mush lumps to mack speeds on giant mountains.
So, now for the custom surf foiling tip to make your foil turn like a Formula 1 car.
- Grab a couple of O-rings either 5m x 2.5m or 6m x 2.5m - this is all your need for your custom surf foiling modifications.
- Think about these O-rings as the bushing of a skateboard truck. These rings will help your board more or less, depending on how tight the wing is mounted to your fuselage.
- Whack the rings on each side of the rear wing and tie them down firmly.
- Adjust the knot to make the board more maneuverable. You can draw it a little tighter or loose depending on how you want it to feel.
CAUTION: This is just a tip from Matt. There may not be any warranty on your product once you start customising your gear. Also this may not even work for you, surf foiling is so new and the technology is moving so fast that this idea could be considered completely stupid next week. But for now, this is how Matt is riding with his setup so it might be worth for you trying it out also.
See Matt Levings in Action With His Custom Foil Surfing Slingshot Foil
The full range of Slingshot Surf Foils can be tweaked to your custom foil surfing requirements too, check out the range here:
2019 Slingshot Hover Glide FSUP Foil -
2018 Slingshot Hover Glide Surf Foil w/H2 Wing -
2018 Slingshot Hover Glide Surf Foil w/H4 Wing -