Sunday, February 25, 2024
Foil ReviewsTested: DELTA REFLEX 1500 FOIL

Tested: DELTA REFLEX 1500 FOIL

DELTA REFLEX 1500 FOIL, 85 CM ALUMINUM MAST & 60 CM FUSELAGE 

The Delta Reflex 1500 foil is an amazing crossover wing that can be used in every foiling application. This set up includes an aluminum construction on the mast and fuselage and full pre-preg carbon front and tail wing. The 1500 foil was a standout for early and stable lift, with smooth carving and surprisingly fast upper end speed. The 1500 front wing features some noticeable concave on the bottom of the trailing edge. Apparently this is what helps make the foil ultra stable on take offs and gives it an extra slippery feel at faster speeds. Looking at the size of this foil which was the largest surface area in the test, one might think the Reflex 1500 is a slow cruising surf foil. Think again. As it picks up speed the top end is as fast as some smaller freeride foils. An ideal set up for riders that want to foil in super light winds or with a smaller kite to pull into some waves and carve around with. This is an ultra stable foil for the less skilled riders to figure out foot work for tacks and gybes. Any rider that wants a multi-sport foil should consider the Reflex 1500 as a top choice. 

DECK: ELEVEIGHT CARVAIR PRO 

SIZE: 114 X 45 X 1 CM 

The Eleveight Carvair Pro is a hand-shaped design from Portugal that features some high tech, glass sandwich construction with carbon stringers and Innegra Carbon reinforcements. The Carvair is a compact shape well designed for the intermediate to advanced rider. There is definitely a more custom feel to this deck with its smooth and rounded glass rails. Light but stiff and responsive, the Carvair Pro features an EVA foam deck along with some concave shaping that give the deck a nice grip and balance under foot. The shape is visually appealing to the traditionalist with a more subtle and directional surf form than some of the more aggressive wide nosed foil boards. Paired with a Delta Reflex 1500 wing the Carvair Pro is a great set up to update your quiver with. This is a deck and wing that can take your riding to the next level in less time than was once thought possible. 

TESTED: ELEVEIGHT CARVAIR PRO

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