Slingshot Hoverglide Foil Review w/ Jeff Mckee

May 10, 2019

In the past ten years, wake hydrofoiling or “wakefoiling” has taken off and is slowly becoming a staple in every boater’s arsenal. The wakefoil itself is basically a wakesurf board attached to a hydrofoil, via a mast. This foil planes the water and allows the mast and board to rise out of the water while riding. Upon release of the rope, the rider can “pump” the board up and down in order to propel the board forward and ride the wake behind a boat. Aaron Johnson from Wakehouse had a chance to speak with Slingshot athlete Jeff Mckee about wakefoiling and why it’s popularity continues to grow.

“It’s a super awesome feeling behind the boat,” says Jeff Mckee. “Everyone has gotten super comfortable wake surfing and wakeboarding over the years and with the wakefoil you get this whole new element of up and down. All the sudden you’re not just surfing, you’re flying a board underneath your feet.”

We then asked Jeff why the popularity has risen at this specific moment in time, because the foil technology has been around for quite a while now.

“Really it was the whole wake surf movement taking off,” claims Jeff. “ You’ve got all these boats that are properly equipped to surf at the push of a button and everybody is more conditioned to surf now. I think that it was Slingshot putting that together in a package for everyone to learn.”

Wakehouse offers two different wakefoil packages.These packages include everything you’ll need to hit the water and start foiling! If you’ve tried wakefoiling before and would like to customize your set up, then you’ve come to the right place. Wakehouse offers replacement hardware and foil models to help optimize your ride style. If you have any questions about Slingshot’s wakefoils or foiling in general, feel free to email or give us a call. We’re always happy to help.

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