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Techno Wind Foil 160

$1,299.95
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The TECHNO WIND FOIL 160 is a well-known freeride windsurfing board shape that is stable and easy to use in light-wind summer conditions with or without a foil.

The shape based on the successful TECHNO 160 is ideal for freeriding in light-to-medium wind conditions, in summer.

A generous volume (160l) and a large width (82 cm) provide maximum stability either when uphauling the sail, using the board in sub-planing conditions or popping onto the plane with a large freeride sail or Wind FOIL.

The Techno 160 is perfectly designed to give the most helpful conditions for learning to plane, to jibe and how to ride properly in the footstraps. There is a full deck pad for maximum comfort so the board can be used by the kids for learning to windsurf.

Length Width Weight Volume technology
255 cm 82 cm TBC 160 L ACE-TEC
Key features

Details

FOILBOARD KEY FEATURES :
- Wide Freeride shape = stable and easy to start planning and to fly in light-wind summer conditions.
- Rails flattened at the rear and tucked under edge rails at the front = easy jibing, avoid rail catching while landing (foil sailing)
- Volume evenly spread all along the board = stability while jibing, tacking and uphauling.
- Slalom/Race rocker = starts planing early, plus faster light wind speed.
- Removable “no tool” center fin = works like a small daggerboard. Makes upwind sailing easier in non planning conditions

FOIL KEY FEATURES:
- Full carbon construction: longevity, performance and durability.
- Fused mast & foil: maximum simplicity, fewer screws.
- Large front stabilizer 1300 cm2: helps the foil fly as early as quickly as possible, with good stability.
- Short mast length: makes it easy to use and fly, with maximum safety and comfort.
- Made in France.

Include Product

Fin : S1 Select 43cm
4 footstraps
+ screws set and washers

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Technical Data
Length 255 cm
Width 82 cm
Board weight TBC
Volume 160 L

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EASY LIGHTWIND FOILING

SIC by BIC Sport

BOARD KEY FEATURES :
- Large width at the rear = easy to fly.
- V shape at the front = makes touch and go smoother.
- Tucked under edge rails = avoid rail catching while landing.
- Multiple strap positions = easy trimming for first time flying.

FOIL KEY FEATURES:
- Short mast = easier to fly for beginners.
- Large surface area front wing = the board pops up easier, flies easier and is more stable while flying.
- Carbon fiber construction = light weight, improved performance.

 

BOARD KEY FEATURES :
- 160L of volume + 82 cm board width = provides maximum stability when uphauling the sail.
- Full pad on the deck = maximum comfort for kids who are learning to windsurf.
- Removable “no tool” center fin = works like a small daggerboard. Makes upwind sailing easier. Easy to teach the kids to windsurf.
- Short, wide and powerful Beach 30 cm fin = ensures easy beach start and smooth cruising in shallow water.

SIC by BIC Sport

 

SIC by BIC Sport

BOARD KEY FEATURES :
- Wide freeride shape = stable and easy to start planing in light-wind summer conditions.
- Rails flattened at the rear and tucked under edge rails at the front = easy jibing.
- Volume evenly spread all along the board = stability while jibing, tacking and uphauling.
- Slalom/Race rocker = starts planing early, plus faster light wind speed.

 

 

 

ACE-TEC Technolohy Windsurf by BIC Sport

LIGHT WEIGHT, DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:
With decades of experience in windsurf and surfboard manufacturing BIC Sport is a pioneer and expert in the field of thermoformed composite construction technology. Over the past few years we’ve refined our ACE-TEC technology for SUP, Surf and Windsurf boards. This unique technology suits the needs of experienced riders and newbies alike with a unique combination of LIGHT WEIGHT, DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE at a great price.

KEY FEATURES:
• Molded, light weight and watertight 15 kg/m3 EPS Foam Core.
• Fiberglass reinforcement for improved stiffness and performance.
• ASA Polymer outer skin for unmatched durability.
• Embossed EVA foam pad for maximum comfort.
• Molded external inserts – no penetrations through outer shell and maximum strength.

 

 

 

Eric Terrien's advice

 

An SUP champion, an excellent windsurfer, and a foil specialist on all kinds of craft, Eric Terrien gives us the benefit of his accumulated knowledge, and plenty of advice for how to get the best performance from the new Techno Foil 130 board with the foil fitted.

What sail size, best board trim, basic errors to avoid…

 

I’d advise everyone to use a sail that you know well and a rig that you totally understand, how to adjust the height of the wishbone and harness loops. Avoid sails with multiple cambers or a seriously locked profile.

Don’t start with an over-sized sail – not more than 7 m2. Go for a sail size smaller than you would use for riding with a fin in the same conditions. You can use 1.5 – 2 m2 less sail area than for freeride. As for adjustment, I usually prefer to have a leech/trailing that’s quite taught and a sail without too much billow.

When I’m riding the foil, I move the foot straps further to the rear and set the mast foot as I would for slalom. And I usually move my harness loops backwards along the boom.

The key thing is to go gently, don’t go for too big a sail. When you’re learning you shouldn’t try to brutalise the foil or pump your sail like mad. It’s a simple question of building up your speed progressively and understanding that it’s the forward speed that builds the foil’s lift power bit by bit until you reach take-off.

It’s really important to put your feet in the foot straps as soon as your forward speed allows, even if you’re not planing yet. Once you reach lift off it’s really difficult to move your feet.

Given that you’re looking to get into the foot straps at low speed, you need to make sure you keep your weight well forwards to avoid the nose pitching. As the board gradually picks up speed, play around with your balance, gently transferring the forward weight/pressure towards the rear to help the foil lift off. And if you keep the board nice and flat it will take off all on its own.

During your first flights, try to limit the height of your ride, which will help keep more control. Afterwards, bit by bit, you will learn how to modify your foot pressure and sail handling to get the most out of your equipment and start flying higher and higher above the water.

During the take-off phase, you need to keep your rig vertical so as to not interfere with the board’s balance. As soon as the board lifts off, the wind pressure in the sail drops and sail control becomes much more sensitive. On your first runs it will be quite normal to find it impossible to ride hooked into your harness, as you would riding with a fin. With a foil you need to concentrate on your leg and foot pressure to keep the board as flat as possible. You should be always thinking to stay as upright as possible, just like your board, and keeping your rig close to you for better control. After a few sessions you’ll be able to start hooking in as you start building your speed and control.

What not to do The biggest mistake is to have your first go with a sail too big, and on rough water! Whatever your windsurf skill level, for your first foil session you need to get right back to basics, like a beginner! So, you’re looking for stretch of flat water, a steady wind, and to have lots of doubts and questions as you feel your way into the new activity.

Second big mistake: trying to waterstart. You’re on your way to the beach with lacerations to your feet without a doubt. New-school foil boarding has put old-school up-hauling back in fashion!... With 130 litres of volume the Techno Foil 130 is perfect for that!

Finally, if you find you’ve lost control of the foil, don’t try forcing the foil as a way of recovering. And don’t try to get off the board either, you’ll end up with a nasty fall. Preferably you should stay on your board and try to go with it in the direction it is taking you. Even if that means not flying any more or falling off normally. With experience you’ll lose control less and less frequently because you’ll be riding with more and more finesse.

Happy sailing, happy flying, happy landings!