52foilco The Glider 6 x 20
Retail Price €850 / $945
|Board Type||Foil, Surf Foil|
Available in sizes between 5’8 to 6’4 in length, The Glider is kind of a Foil Gun. A hybrid shape between a prone, a surf and a sup board. It is ideal to go on very soft or distant waves that are hardly accessible on a mini board.
Its narrow outline and its volume allow to increase your paddle efficiency.
The lower deck allows for more stability and provides more control in flight and during maneuvers.
The bevels rail, nose rocker and tail lift are optimized for maximum angle cornering and forgiving steering errors.
The very round hull – especially at the front – offers a maximum glide when paddling, while the flat area at housing level allows to have a neutral foil position.
The increased buoyancy of this shape makes it more comfortable in choppy conditions.
Construction / Technology
High-end full carbon construction.
Each board consists of an expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam roll, covered with carbon / epoxy lamination, with high density foam reinforcements.
The advantage of EPS compared to a polyurethane (PU) is that at equal weight, it’s significantly more resistant. Above all, it has a larger memory of shape (compared to almost none for PU construction).
It therefore holds better in case of shocks and avoids the delamination of the laminated skin.
Carbon stratification provides great strength and rigidity for less weight than fiberglass.