GOYA AIRBOLT WIND/WING FOILBOARD
Shaper Keith Teboul: “The Goya Airbolt brings the feeling of rail-to-rail riding and high-wind bump & jump to those ‘average’ days. Using our crossover knowledge and feedback from KT Surf foiling – we have created a board range that introduces a new sensation to wing, wind and SUP foiling.
With the rider back foot positioned directly on the foil, and with mast box placed further back than other foil boards in the market, the Airbolt delivers the industry’s most direct feeling from the sail to the foil. The Airbolt brings it all together, from early and easy take-off with maximum acceleration to rail-to-rail carving, gliding, and pumping, requiring minimum sail/wing or paddle pressure. We learned that foiling is extremely easy and more fun, when the playing field is balanced.”
The new line features a full deck pad from the tail to the front of the mast track, a handle (not pictured) and additional wing foot strap inserts, making the new Giya Airbolt Carbon a wonderful crossover board. The slight addition of weight by using a larger pad and added a handle is much less noticeable than the benefits gained for ease of use! It can also crossover to a wing and SUP board more easily now. The additional Deep Tuttle Foilbox on the 120, 135 and 155 sizes provide a way to transition to this board, and hopefully take your next steps to experiment with a more updated foil and our track system to really position everything EXACTLY for your ride.
Goya Rider Casey Hauser: “The length and width of the boards are designed to combine the stability they need with a lively feel. Long enough that you can cruise and take off in the light winds effortlessly, but short enough to reduce the swing weight or inertia when flying. The larger sizes provide an even more stable platform to start from and progress, or for taking advantage of the less powerful conditions. The smaller sizes will provide all the manoeuvrability and responsiveness that will surprise the most advanced riders.
The new Airbolt 90 has been designed with the advanced foiler in mind. With the least amount of volume, it still provides a balanced flotation to fly on the lighter winds. In the air, the pulled in nose and tail increase manoeuvrability for effortless banks and turns and easy control through jumps and loops. Moving the front straps to their inboard positions, paired with a single back strap, the 90 is as close to the sensation of riding a wave board on a foil as we have experienced. The forward geometry of the long Futures foil tracks can also be attributed to this, enhancing the board’s pivotal nature by placing the foil right under the rider’s feet, instantly reducing swing weight.
The 105 and 120 being the mid-sizes, offer the maximum combination of range and manoeuvrability. The new 135 and the 155 feature a wider outline with the volume positioned further back for increased stability, low-end power and easier take-offs for beginners and light wind foilers alike.”