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.”
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.