SLINGSHOT FSURF H2 and ALIEN AIR REVIEW

Board Performance

The Alien Air is a thicker, higher volume foil board that’s ideal for learning the basics and beyond. The added float ensures you can touch down and ride the deck without getting pitched over the front of the board if you come off plane. Having a larger volume board is key in the early stages as you will find that you come off a foil a lot. If you try to learn with a board that is too small you just end up wasting time getting up and riding again. The Alien Air has full EPS foam core construction and glass wrap, so they are light and durable with foil specific shaping on the deck and bottom.

Slingshot FSURF H2

Foil Performance 

The Fsurf H2 is Slingshot’s surf wing that’s designed more for wake foiling, SUP or surf foil riding, but it’s also an easy cruising foil behind the kite. The rear wings for the H2 and the NF2 are the same, and all of the wings work and are completely modular. Changing up front wings is quick and easy, so this modular approach is ideal for adding this diverse range of applications to your foil set up. A lot of riders are expanding their foil skills into surf or wake disciplines and will be kitting themselves out with different wings for the desired applications beyond kitesurfing; the modular approach is the key to this. The H2 was one of the slowest riding wings of this test and it’s very stable and can carve at extra slow speed. You can also change where the mast inserts into the foil so for kiting you can move it forward or for surf you can move it into more centred positions on the fuselage. Behind the kite it planes up very early and can carve transitions at very slow speeds. The key to carving and catching waves is to ensure you don’t pick up too much speed. Standard kitesurf foils like the NF2 or higher aspect, less surface area foils can cruise at higher speeds more comfortably but if you carve into a wave, they tend to surge ahead of the wave. Fsurf is the ticket for slower cruising and surf carving foil boarding. 

 

MAST LENGTH: 38, 61, 76 CENTIMETERS / BOARD MODEL: ALIEN AIR 

BOARD LENGTH: 4’8” / BOARD WIDTH: 20” / VOLUME: 31.7 LITERS