Tested: AK DURABLE SUPPLY TREK 1000 FRONT WING & AIRUSH TEAM FOIL 135 V2

FOIL: AK DURABLE SUPPLY TREK 1000 FRONT WING 

Airush Kiteboarding has three foil ranges that are all cross foil discipline suitable for whatever foil mode you want. The Trek series is the lower aspect freeride series that’s geared toward the progressing foil rider and more moderate speeds. The Trek series features a durable and light fiberglass construction with a flatter anhedral shape and moderate leading edge sweep. We tested this set up with the shorter, 65 Stealth fuselage, and the 70 cm aluminum mast. The Trek 1000 set up is perfect for the progressing rider and has stable and smooth lift that’s predictable and easy to initiate turns and carves with. The Trek 1000 jumps up on plane quickly and with the shorter fuselage gives the set up an easy carving feel from edge to edge. It’s a nice foil to learn with and has a very balanced pressure between front and back feet. Having the short fuselage makes for tighter turning capability and gives the Trek some added liveliness. The longer fuselage could be used for smoother and more efficient lift and more stable drawn out carves. The rear wing of the Trek is also adjustable and allows for even more customization with the ability to tune the tail for extra lift in light winds or for less lift and more top end speed. 

DECK: AIRUSH TEAM FOIL 135 V2 

SIZE: 121 X 46 X 4.9 CM/14.5 L 

This was last year’s version of the Team Foil board but remains in the line with version three available for this season. The outline and concept and shape of this nice performing deck make it a great foil set up to learn with and never outgrow. Premium construction with a bamboo layer and Airush’s Carbon Innegra construction, this deck is built to last and be ultra- responsive and comfortable underfoot. It’s a compact shape that has the smart outline, bottom and top shaping that elevates the foil response and makes it comfortable for any level of rider. A nice wide nose for easy touch downs and thinned out bevelled rails make it easy to tip over for water starts. The deck is nice and comfortable with some good concave for added response and grip. The tail narrows out for pushing angles and faster driving foil speeds. This is the right shape for the quick progression curve that riders can experience on the new foils, like the Trek.