The new Core Foil deck range has three sizes, with some new design features over last year’s model. The wide points moved forward with the board being more narrow towards the tail, making it better for advanced skills where the foil is angled out at faster speeds, while carving turns or higher upwind attack angles. The higher volume and bottom shape of this board make it really easy to touch down and go without being thrown off the board. This board was a little large for strapless riding, but it comes with the centred inline strap options so you can run one single strap upfront. Like the models in the Airush surfboard range, the Core Foil boards are made with EPS foam and utilize eco-friendly construction for reduced harm on the environment. Overall a premium package that you can both learn with and take well into the next levels.
The Core Foil underwent some major changes for 2018 but maintained its key defining performance character which includes smooth carving and control at moderate to fast speeds. The Core Foil V2 has two different sized front wings with the Freeride Large Wing for more lift and lower cruising, or faster full speed freeriding. The narrower standard kite wing offers close to race-like speed with less forgiveness at slower paces. Airush moved away from the tuttle box base connection and went to the double US box and track systems making their set ups compatible with other brands. There are also four different mast sizes available from 40 centimeters to 95 centimeters so you can progress with shorter masts or foil in shallow water conditions. The front foil wings are made from full pre-preg carbon which keeps the Core reactive and reduces overall weight. Airush also has some interesting wing shaping with an anhedral front wing and a dihedral rear wing. The wing shapes and new low drag fuselage are some great exclusive features that drive performance into this foil. The back wing pitch can also be adjusted easily to change the lift characteristics for different set ups and preferences. Overall, the larger wing has plenty of speed and planes up really early. It can cruise slow and smooth for easy carving but you can push this wing hard for some good speed as well. The smooth control at speed and the overall low turbulence through the turns sets the Core Foil apart from many on the test. With both front wings and a full length, and one of the shorter length masts, the Core Foil V2 set up will have you covered for learning the basics to ripping fast at full cruising speeds. The Freeride wing was a blast and a must have for learning and for riders that want to push some turns on moving swell and waves.
MAST LENGTHS: 40, 60, 80, 96 CENTIMETERS / BOARD MODEL: CORE MEDIUM
BOARD LENGTH: 141 CENTIMETERS / BOARD WIDTH: 51 CENTIMETERS