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F-One Phantom 1280 FCT

F-One Phantom 1280 FCT Foil Test

The F-One Phantom 1280 FCT Foil Test CAN BE READ IN FULL IN WINGSURFWORLD ISSUE 04, OUR NEW FREE DIGITAL PLATFORM, PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2021


F-One Phantom 1280 FCT Foil Review

“As a hydrofoil for all round use, from ocean cruising, to really pushing my level in wave riding, I’m excited for the season ahead with this. F-One have unlocked another level in the foiling game for me here.”

TESTED BY: Jim Gaunt & Rob Claisse

FULL REVIEW EXTRACT – CONFIDENCE:

The FCT 1280 was still offering stability to get up and going in more average 16 – 18 knot winds on my 4.2, but then also encouraged me to start to putting the hammer down in stronger winds, actively positioning myself in more aggressive wave positions.

Whats more is I wasn’t feeling fatigued half as quickly in the more demanding conditions. Bigger wings can make you feel as if you’re constantly trimming them forward and / or feathering your wing (the one you’re holding) a lot more as the foil doesn’t forgive such transference of power when already near max speed. The 1280 carries decent speed. Not kite foiling speed, but decent.

PHANTOM 1280 FCT BALANCE POINTS x/10:

Robust / Build: 8

Lightweight handling qualities: 7

Stability: 7.5

Rider level: Progressive intermediate – advanced

Wing range: 8.5

Smooth turns: 7.5

Tight turns: 7.5

Glide: 7.5

Ease-of-use: 8

FCT SIZES: Gravity 1800 FCT, Gravity 2200 FCT, Phantom 1480 FCT & Phantom 1280 FCT

(F-One produce a much bigger range of carbon foils than listed here – check them all out on the website)


Read the full F-One Phantom foil review over here in Wingsurfworld Issue 04 – It’s free!

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