What is the best electric hydrofoil 2018? Well, there are not many out for sale yet, but for our Fliteboard review we had the chance to ride the Fliteboard, Fliteboard Air and Fliteboard Pro for 3 days last months.
CabraTec founder Miroslav Schuetz also known as “Mira” visited us in Berlin and we had a chance to interview him about his plans for the EasyGoat electric hydrofoil.
The EasyGoat is so far the most inexpensive e-Foil we have seen and we will publish a review soon.
In July we had our 2nd electric hydrofoil lesson based on the EasyGoat from CabraTec.
This was our second try on an e-Foil this year and while we had more air time than before there is still some way to go.
In June 2018 Liftfoils started shipping the first 50 units of its eFoil. According to their website they have a “few hundred” pre-orders to fulfil over the next weeks.
If you order now they forecast a shipping time of 3-4 months. Resellers can sign up and will get the first shipments in October.
How to ride an electric hydrofoil?
It is still early times for electric hydrofoils and most (if not all) videos you can see on the web are either DIY E-Foils or prototypes.
We had the chance to ride a DIY E-Foil in Los Angeles and can confirm it is absolutely insane. So how to ride an electric hydrofoil?
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.
You can now pre-order the electric hydrofoils Fliteboard, Fliteboard Pro and Fliteboard Air from Australia.
The e-Foils are modular which make them easy to transport, setup and customisable. They are coming in the 3 versions Standard. Pro and Air.
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.
We were reaching out for interviews to Nick Leason, Prof. Jack Langelaan and Prof. Jakob Kuttenkeuler based on our Electric foil patents article “Is a questionable patent slowing down the e-Foil trend?”.
Here is what they had to say.
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.