What's New with F-One Foils? Eagle X and Seven Seas Updates Explained

What's New with F-One Foils? Eagle X and Seven Seas Updates Explained

F-One has released some exciting new options and refinements in their foil lineup. Tucker, Ryan, and Jeff take a look at what's new for those in the F-One ecosystem in this overview, with more complete reviews to come once they've had a chance to ride them.

Seven Seas Front Wing

The Seven Seas is one of Jeff's favorite wings. It was named "Seven Seas" for its aspect ratio of 7, but this one actually has an aspect ratio of 8 for a bit more glide and speed. It's still going to have the lift it's known for as well.

Jeff is excited for the 1100 because the 1200 has been his light wind wing, and the 1100 should have the glide, speed, stability and lift he loves about the 1200, but scaled down for more powered conditions.

The Seven Seas is smooth when riding at speed and decent at pumping. If you're an intermediate rider who's looking for a one-foil quiver, it's a solid choice because it does everything quite well.

Eagle X Front Wing

Like the previous Eagle model, the Eagle X has nice downwind ability and likes to glide. It's a very efficient wing. They've stepped up the aspect ratio for this year, but have kept the winglets for traction so that it doesn't get too skatey on you.

Even in the smaller sizes, the Eagle X could be enticing for winging for those who are looking for something speedy with good glide, but who don't want as much span. The 700 and 800 sizes could be interesting for that, with more lift than you'd expect from a foil that size and aspect ratio. In fact, F-One is known for maintaining good lift and efficiency across their range, making it easy to get up and on foil.

The Eagle X won't be replacing the Eagle line. With an aspect ratio of 12, the Eagle X is made to glide. It's going to be most exciting for those who enjoy downwind riding or want to glide on rollers and connect sets rather than ripping turns on the face or ride in breaking waves. For those, use the SK8 or smaller Eagle or Seven Seas wings. The Eagle X is a glide machine.

It's got a broad speed range, so if you've got inconsistent wind and need to be able to glide through the lulls without worrying about stalling out too quickly, the Eagle X would be a good choice.

Monobloc Stabilizers

Last year F-One moved to a one-piece fuselage and stabilizer system. This allows for a clean, smooth taper between the stabilizer and fuselage and makes the energy transfer between that and the rest of the foil so much tighter, stiffer, and more responsive. Everything happens a little faster and more predictably. However, some ability to customize and fine-tune your setup was traded off with this upgrade, so this year more options are being added.

145 Downwind Stabilizer

The 145 stabilizer uses the small fuselage, which is still quite a bit longer than the XXS fuselage. This combination of a small stabilizer and longer fuselage is going to offer a lot of stability at speed with great glide and pumping ability so that you can ride fast with the smaller Eagle and other wings and still have that high-end performance without losing your low end.

When you're on something with a 12 aspect ratio and a huge wingspan, you're really not too concerned with ripping 24-inch radius turns, especially at high speeds, so having more stability and foil to push off of makes it less twitchy and more predictable, allowing you to ride in that power carve style. It'll also support more glide if you just want to glide for miles.

170 Downwind Stabilizer

This stabilizer is a bit bigger than the 145, but has the much shorter XXS fuselage. You might use this with the Seven Seas for more stability at slower speeds. It'll give you something to push off of while pumping, but the shorter fuselage will give you a tighter turning radius and a bit more responsiveness at those slower speeds when you want the board to come about a little faster since you're not going as fast.

There are even more Monobloc stabilizer options available than just these two, so be sure to check them out to find your ideal combination. F-One has even made suggestions on which wings and stabilizers to pair, so unless you want to try unusual combinations, it's easy to choose.

We'll be riding these and coming back with more information, but you should always feel free to call us up for suggestions for your riding style. The fit and finish on these feels great and is just what you'd expect from F-One: very stiff and solid with lots of high modulus carbon. We're excited to try out these new additions.

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