Sizes Available: 4’8” x 21” – 44L, 5’0” x 23” – 60L, 5’4” x 25” – 75L, 5’5” x 27” – 85L, 5’10”x 28” – 105L, 6’0” x 30” – 120L, 6’6” x 31” – 140L
Sizes Tested: 5’5” x 27” – 85L
Wingsurfing is one of the most exhilarating ways of flying above the water. The freedom allowed by the handheld wing is amazing. Once you’ve learned how to use it, there are many reasons to opt for a dedicated Wing foilboard to best enjoy your Wing surf foiling.
Our experience in wing foiling shows that after using our SUP Foil we could quickly switch to smaller boards. The surf foil boards on the other hand have proved to be quite extreme. Therefore we felt the need for a new type of shape for wing surfing.
We have created a new range of wing boards with a wide range of volumes to make it possible for most riders to stand-up easily as well making sure that riding back to the shore is possible, even when the wind drops. Their dimensions and shapes are unique and specific to the practice.
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With a lot of people rushing into the learning curve of wingsurfing these days, it’s very common for people to under-value the importance of getting the right board. As one of the first production boards designed specifically for wingsurfing, F-One has paid very close attention to the core needs of the wingsurfing learning curve.
Design and Features
The Rocket Wing V2 comes with F-One’s bamboo construction which makes for a really durable hull that is also very light. In the larger sizes, one of the biggest challenges is carrying the board with a foil attached, with the wind blowing and the inflatable wing in your other hand. Since there’s going to be some walks of shame for the newbies, the ability to carry your equipment is really important and the Rocket Wing incorporates a handle in the bottom of the board where it actually helps you counterbalance the weight of the hydrofoil. Once you accept the importance of that handle and you get the board in the water, the key qualities of a wingsurfing board is its flotation volume as it relates to your weight and skill level. F-One’s selection guide on their website will help you find the right board for your weight and skill level, although it might be a hair bit conservative. Specific to wingsurfing, the shapes are generally thicker and wider to give you float and stability, while much shorter to increase maneuverability. There are lots of other details about the Rocket Wing that make it a top option, like the rubber foil track stopper that prevents you from losing your foil mount hardware when not attached, or the flat deck with ample coverage with the corduroy deck pad and kick at the end. Since smaller boards can be fun for jumping, the three smallest boards in the line (4’8″, 5’0″ and 5’4″) are available with or without inserts for straps.
In the water, we were impressed with the Rocket Wing’s stability from side to side. Having started in a deep-water channel, the water was extra choppy, but the Rocket Wing’s width made it stable enough to knee start. While setting up for the waterstart, we noted how the hull shape and shorter length made it easy to rotate the board around and put it in the right position without wasting a bunch of energy. Once we got to our feet and began accelerating, the bottom shape did an excellent job of releasing from the water. Typically, bigger boards like to stick to the water, but the Rocket Wing hull seemed to have really good release that made the transition into flight super easy and extremely smooth. When we rode this board in under-powered conditions, we were able to pump the board up and down just enough to get the nose and mid-section to release and from there we were able to accelerate up into foiling speed.
Once you’re in the air, the shorter length of the Rocket Wing makes it feel much more maneuverable and with its overall light weight, it feels like you’ve kicked off the training wheels and now you can begin to start working on basic progression and more complicated maneuvers. The chine in the rails helps smooth out accidental touch-downs and the nose had just enough rocker to keep us mounted on the board through accidental nose dives. We used the Rocket Wing with the 1800 Gravity FCT hydrofoil and noted how when we crashed the board it always rocked back to being flat (sometimes boards just sit on their side and you have to level them out). The deck gives your feet a lot of room so you don’t have to be perfect with your foot placement; during tacks or jibes there was ton of real estate for your foot to end up and none of it felt mission-critical.
Ultimately, the Rocket Wing represents the right way to go about learning wingsurfing. You get a user-friendly platform that is specific to wingsurfing needs and it will get you going sooner and keep you in the fun zone as a dependable platform that will help you master your fundamental skills. If you end up progressing quickly and desiring something smaller, make a bigger jump and keep the Rocket Wing as a fun board for light wind sessions or a great way to convert other members of your family.
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