Choose your Foil Stabilizer according to your foil, level and program
F- One developed this guide to help you to choose your Foil through stabilizer exchanges.
With recent developments the stabilizer became a specially important in your foil setup as it undoubtedly influences the behavior of the entire foil. A simple change in this small part, even keeping the same front wing can boost your ride and bring you completely different sensations and performances. Sometimes it feels like as if you were riding on another foil.
Taking this in consideration, we built our entire hydrofoil range so thart each stab and each front wings have a balanced behavior, and so that you can ride with the best possible combo for your preference.
Here you will find our guide to help you choose better your F-ONE stabilizer. Just like when it comes to choosing your front wing, there’s no pre determined formula, and your decision will vary depending on your skill level, your weight, the conditions, and your chosen program.
F-One currently offer several different stabs, suited for many foiling disciplines, programs, skill levels and conditions. Overall, choosing the right stab for you truly depends on what you are looking to do with your foil.
For reference, in general, stabs with a bigger surface area will bring more stability and accessibility. The smaller surface produce less induced drag and are more efficient, thus leading to more speed, glide, and maneuverability for turns.
Stabilizers for Wing foil & Surf foil
For wing foiling and surf foiling, our range includes several stabilizers, ranging from 300cm² to 195cm² in surface area, and three different constructions.
Beginners need more stability and will prefer the C275 and R275 or IC6 300 stabilizers.
The C250 stabs will suit intermediate riders, gaving up on acessibility to gain more performance.
Smaller models like C200, C195 and DW210 will be ideal for more advanced foilers, who want to make the most in terms of efficiency.
C275 SURF & R275 SURF
The C275 SURF in pre-preg carbon and the R275 SURF built with the RTM technology, are both accessible and extremely stable. They offer a great planing starts, and will keep you flying even at low speed, to allow you to stay in full control as you learn to foil or to wing foil.
The IC6 300 stabilizer is also developed to begginers to intermediate riders, equipped with generous winglets, making it highly accessible and offering huge stability and control in both yaw and pitch.
C250 SURF HM & C250 FENCE HM
The C250 SURF HM and the C250 FENCE HM are both incredibly versatile. They allow you to gain more speed which will allow you to easily connect waves. The latter is equipped with fences on the wingtips, to increase maneuverability and stability while upwind or in yaw.
DW 210 HM
This stabilizer was built especially for downwinds. Its high aspect ratio of 8.8 will offer incredible glide at high speeds, efficient pumping, and will help you stay up and flying above the bumps endlessly.
C200 CARVING & C195 SURF
The new C200 CARVING is designed for high speed carving on any waves, and increases the maneuverability of the entire plane. Its aspect ratio of 6.8 and thin profile bring a significant speed and glide potential to each of your sessions.
Our new C195 SURF stab has an AR of 5.8 and a thicker profile, providing the perfect amount of speed control and allowing tight turns in the pocket. Bringing impressive maneuverability and a snappy feeling, this stab is great for small or short-period waves.
Both have anhedral wing shapes that help the entire plane stay underwater and delay breaching to not miss any waves. Coupled with the fences on the wingtips, they bring outstanding control and maneuverability.
Stabilizers range & programs
Recommendation Guide on how to choose your Foil Stabilizer
Most of our stabilizers work with diferent front wings. Here are our recommendations to get the best combo possible for all your foiling sessions