In an effort to maximize the fine-tuning options on your hydrofoil, we offer the fuselage extender. Simply put, the fuselage extender allows you to lengthen the distance between your front and rear wing, leading to enhanced pitch stability. We refer to pitch stability as the sensitivity of your foil fore and aft (up and down).
This extender leads to a more stable ride, drawn out carves, and allows for a slightly slower pumping cadence. The fuselage extender is a unique way to increase pitch stability, without using a larger tail wing (which creates greater drag).
The fuselage extender works effectively with our back wings with shorter fuselage lengths, like the Carve Series. It also provides maximum ease of use for beginner/intermediate riders with our larger tail wings in the Surf and Glide series.
The fuselage extender is compatible with all Lift wings and can be utilized across all foil disciplines.
The Lift Fuselage Extension extends the length by 3 inches.
The Fuselage Extender has become a shop favorite amongst our Lift riders here at Big Winds. The Fuselage Extender gives the rider a more stable and controlled feel at all speeds, but especially at higher speeds, when riding bigger waves or in heavy wind. We think the Fuselage Extender really shines on the Carve series of tails from Lift, it allows for a best of both worlds type feel! Giving the rider the stability of the longer Fuse Glide/Surf series of tails while keeping the flowy consistent turns that the Carve offers.
All Conditions 120HA – Extender – Carve 26
All Conditions 170HA – Extender – Carve 26
Big Waves 90HA – Extender – Carve 26
Kite/Tow 100 Surf v2 – Extender – Carve 26
Entry Level Foiler 200Ha – Extender – Carve 33
Entry Level Foiler 200 Surf v2 – Extender – Carve 33
What will it improve?
Adding the Fuselage Extender from Lift will improve the following:
Allows for a more locked in turn