Fliteboard CEO David Trewern interview by E-Surfer

The Fliteboard electric foil developed under the leadership of CEO David Trewern is a beauty and available for pre-order sind end of March 2018.

Time for an interview with David to find out more about the Fliteboard project and his motivation.

David Trewern after being the first to finish a 100km kitefoil across Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay to raise money for Cancer research
David Trewern after being the first to finish a 100km kitefoil across Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay to raise money for Cancer research

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Is a questionable patent slowing down the e-Foil trend?

There is a big hype about electric hydrofoils these days. Multiple commercial and DIY projects are described in our e-Foil section.

A lot of time and money is spent from hundreds of enthusiastic people to form a new sport and potentially a new way of travelling.

In October 2013 Prof. Jack W. Langelaan from Penn State University in Pennsylvania issued several patents around weight-shift controlled personal hydrofoil watercrafts.

e-Foil project Evolo
e-Foil project Evolo from 2009

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Jetfoiler by Kai Concepts

The Jetfoiler from Kai Concepts is an electric hydrofoil developed in Alameda close to San Francisco.

The Kai concept team is led by Don Montague who has an impressive water-sports background. Don worked close with Robby Naish and Pete Cabrinha where he developed for example their windsurf sails and kites as the head of R&D at Naish International.

Kai Concepts Don Montague - Foto Betsy Peiffer
Kai Concepts Don Montague – Foto Betsy Peiffer

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ELEVATE – inflatable electric foil surfboard

The Elevate is an inflatable electric foil surfboard which is developed in Germany close to the Bodensee and continues the studies of the swedish evolo hydrofoil project

The idea is to develop a multi purpose foil surfboard which can be used with an electric powered expeller engine or be used as a foil windsurf- or even kiteboard and the goal oft he study is to show that it is possible to ride at speeds of 30km/h with only 1KW electric power.

Elevate electric Hydrofoil
Elevate electric Hydrofoil

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