Sizes Available: 3’11” x 18” x 25L, 4’3” x 18.5” x 30L, 4’8” x 19.5” x 36L, 5’2” x 20.5” x 46L, 5’4” x 24.5”x 65L, 5’8” x 27” x 90L, 6’0” x 28.5” x 110L
Sizes Tested: 4’8” x 19.5” x 36L
AK and Ultimate Waterman, Zane Schweitzer, introduce an exciting new range of foils and boards, as perfect companion for foiling at every level. From the ultra-versatile Phazer foilboard to the modular foil platform, you can dial your ride to perfection.
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The AK Phazer is a new line of foilboards that offers incredible crossover potential between foilsurfing, foil kiting and wingsurfing with a board line that ranges from 3’11” to 6’0”. Built with AK’s Reflex carbon construction overlaying an EPS foam core, the Phazer is an incredibly lightweight board that gives you the volume and shape needed to use across multiple disciplines. We tested the 4’8” board which features three inserts forward/aft for footstraps, with the front foot getting the option to run a centered strap or a slight duck. The foil mounting surface takes a different approach with three insert options for mounting the baseplate. A lot of boards are using tracks for infinite adjustment, but that puts a lot of weight into a board and infinite adjustment may not be that important to some riders. The rails are thick, meaty-rounded rails that are inspired by foilsurfing and wingsurfing and mate up with a concave deck that features a thin corduroy deck pad with a tail kick that runs three-quarters the length of the board. The bottom is a single concave with a subtle V in the nose.
The 4’8” is probably on the larger size for dedicated kite foilers, but for those with ambitions for both wingsurfing and foilsurfing, this size is the all-around waterman’s choice for getting on your multi-sport game with a fairly wide envelope of conditions. When you start downsizing foilboards you begin to get more specific with the amount of skill and conditions needed to handle them, but this board opens up all kinds of possibilities. Specifically for kite foiling, there’s more volume than you need, but it does work fine for low-wind waterstarts and the rails are really generous when you have accidental touchdowns. If the wind dies, the Phazer will be an easy paddle back to the beach (after you’ve collected your kite equipment) and the fun can keep going if you paddle back out to foilsurf some waves. While the sizing might still be small for beginner wingsurfing and foilsurfing, the 4’8” does bring incredibly low weight and high-performance for more advanced riders that is capable of spanning all the foil sports.