The Ultimate Guide to Choosing an e-Foil
Electric hydrofoils, electric surfboards, or e-foils, have taken the water sports world by storm, offering a thrilling and emission-free way to fly above the water. Whether you're a seasoned water sports enthusiast or a curious beginner, choosing the perfect e-foil can be an exciting yet daunting task. In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive into the key factors to consider when selecting an e-foil that aligns with your needs, preferences, and skill level.
1. Rider Skill Level and Experience
Before diving into the technical details, it's important to assess your own skill level and experience. Are you a novice seeking a stable and forgiving e-foil to learn on, or an experienced rider looking for a high-performance eFoil to push your limits?
Aerofoils offers three different board sizes: "Adventure" 103 L, "Performance" 83 L & "Competition" 73 L. We recommend the Adventure efoil board for big riders or beginners. Our Performance and Competition boards are smaller, and therefore more agile, thus perfect for experienced riders.
2. Battery Life and Range
Battery life is a crucial consideration for e-foil enthusiasts. It determines how long you can stay on the water and enjoy your ride. Look for e-foils with lithium-ion batteries that offer longer ride times, preferably in the range of 1 to 2 hours. Consider your intended usage – longer battery life is essential for extended rides and exploring larger water bodies.
The battery for your AUDI e-tron Foil is a 44.25 Ah (2.23 kWh) lithium-ion battery, which provides energy for up to 120 minutes (or even up to 40 km) of operation. The battery can be fully charged in 120 minutes using our charger. Additionally, the battery can be charged to full capacity in five hours and 30 minutes by using the 'Slow-Charging' setting.
3. Speed and Performance
The thrill of e-foiling often comes from the sensation of speed and control. Pay attention to the e-foil's top speed and acceleration capabilities. While high speeds can be exhilarating, beginners might prefer a model with adjustable speed settings to gradually build confidence. Advanced riders might seek higher speeds and more responsive acceleration for dynamic maneuvers.
The AUDI e-tron foil by Aerofoils gets to a top speed of 50 km/h. Additionally, you can choose between three different riding modes and switch between 10 gears.
4. Safety Features
Safety should always be a top priority. Look for e-foils with safety features such as an emergency shut-off switch, wrist leash, and intuitive remote control. These features can help prevent accidents and enhance your overall riding experience.
Aerofoils build the safest efoil on the market. The e-drive is fully integrated into the mast of the foil and provides greater stability. Furthermore, it is fully shielded and the rotating parts cannot be touched.
5. Try Before You Buy
Whenever possible, try out different e-foil models before making a purchase. Remember, choosing the right e-foil is a personal journey that should be based on your individual preferences, needs, and goals. Whether you're embarking on your first e-foil adventure or seeking to upgrade your current model, this guide equips you with the knowledge to make an educated decision. So, gear up, embrace the excitement, and prepare for an electrifying journey above the waves!
Please feel free to contact one of our partners and schedule a test ride or an e-foil lesson. Here is a list of partners, where you can try the AUDI e-tron foil by Aerofoils.