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Our tips and explanations for buying the right Wing foil pack

After reading our article

How to start Wing Foiling

, you realize that it is the easiest way to learn Foil, and above all one of the most fun ways to have fun on the water compared to other water sports. You then find yourself in front of the abundance of equipment and packs dedicated to Wingfoil at very different prices.

Do you dream of flying on the water and surfing the swell without finding yourself fighting for overcrowded waves? Now is the time to invest in a complete wing foil kit. You still need to know how to choose your wing foil. It is to answer the recurring questions of our customers, but also to the practitioners who see our ambassadors evolve on the spots that we offer this article.

At Sroka Company, we are first and foremost passionate people. Our goal is to share this passion with you, thanks to equipment that we enjoy developing and using ourselves, without being overpriced. We want to democratize high-performance, durable and scalable equipment at an affordable price.

In this article, we’ll just give you some food for thought. All this advice is based on our experience and concrete technical elements, such as the way we develop our foil fins or our boards. We illustrate everything with our equipment, to help you choose the type of equipment (wing, board and foil) that suits you best, and that is able to evolve with you without limiting you to beginner or unsellable equipment later. Finally, we will present our Wing Foil range, and explain our development choices, (including why we have been producing full sandwich boards in France for almost 10 years).

Age pour faire du wingfoil?

How old should I be to go wing foiling?

Wing foil is a sport that can be practiced at any age, as long as you are in good physical condition and have a good command of swimming. There is no age limit to learn wing foil, nor to progress and have fun. Whether you are 10 years old or 60 years old, you can learn to fly wing and discover the sensations of gliding and flying on the water. Wing foil is a sport suitable for all profiles, whether you are sporty or not, whether you have already practiced other water sports or not. The most important thing is to want to have fun and follow the safety rules.

Who can wing foil?

If you are in good physical condition and love water and adventure, wingfoil is for you. It’s a sport that’s accessible to everyone, whether you’ve done other water sports before or not. Beginners or experienced, freeride, freestyle or wave, you will find what you are looking for in wingfoil. Wing foil combines unique sensations and ease of use. This allows you to navigate on all types of water, from the lake to the ocean, and adapt to all wind conditions. Wingfoil offers you a multitude of possibilities, whether you want to ride, jump or surf.

Beginner level: What type of board to start with?

SKY RIDER 6’3 and 5’8 (made in France) or SKY RIDER 6’3, 6’0 and 5’7 (made in China*)

120 and 105L with a chunky shape capable of offering stability and easy take-off.

Sky Rider Wing Foil Pack (Rigid)

*our production capacity in France being limited, we offer new boards made in China

Inflatable boards for beginners

SROKA AIR 6’4 & 6’0 (V1 & V2)

155L (V1), 150L (V2) and 144L (V1), 140L (V2) with a bulky shape to take off easily and be stable. The 5’3 can be considered for light builds who already practice board sports.

V1 pack available at 1499€

V2 inflatable wing foil pack available at 2050€

Discover the wing, for the whole family

Winging with a suitable inflatable paddle (one fin behind and one in the middle so as not to drift) is the best way to discover wind sports. The stability of the SUP will give you the confidence to start mastering the kite with ease. The whole family can get started.

Click here to learn more about our Inflatable Stand Up Paddle + Wing Pack.

What type of board for intermediate level?

You already practice foiling on another medium (wind foil, surf foil, kite foil, etc.) or wingfoil. It’s time to invest in an intermediate-level Wing Foil package. With these packs, you’ll start to step out of your comfort zone to discover new sensations. By reducing the dimensions of your board, your pumping will be more efficient, your shift holds will be more radical. Welcome to a new world. You’ll start to look at the waves differently than you dared to surf before with your first-time buyer gear. However, the idea is not to deny all the comfort that makes your sessions a moment of pleasure. The equipment we offer in this category does not require a water-start or a mind-blowing technical level to allow you to have fun.

Intermediate level hard boards

SKY RIDER 5’8 and 5’5 (made in France) and 5’4 and 5’7 (made in China*)

105L and 90L depending on the size. The length and width of the board are reduced to facilitate pumping and manoeuvring.

Sky Rider Wing Foil Pack (Rigid)

*our production capacity in France being limited, we offer new boards made in China

Inflatable boards for intermediate level

SROKA AIR 6’0 and 5’3

144L and 115L depending on the gauge. We reduce the dimensions to offer more sensations without the navigation becoming too technical.

V1 pack available at 1499€

V2 inflatable wing foil pack available at 2050€

What type of board to perform?

You have mastered the subject of Wing Foil, you sail whatever the level of the spot. You want to push your limits, play with the elements, fly over the swell trains. You know that you’re going to need a smaller and therefore more powerful piece of equipment to experience these sensations.

To surpass yourself, we advise you:

Performance hardboards

SKY RIDER 5’5, 5’4, 5’2, 4’8 / Fast Flyer 4’6 / Superfly / LW or DW.

Here, the idea is no longer to simply nviguer, but to perform in the respective areas of these boards, whether it’s freestyle, doxnxind surfing or even lightwind.

Be careful, in wingfoil, the Fast Flyer as well as the small superfly (under 5’0) require the mastery of the water start.

The performance inflatable board

53 5'3 v1 e V2

SROKA AIR 5’3 V1 & V2

We reduce the dimensions to offer more sensations without the navigation becoming too technical. Its volume of 115L allows it to float even for large sizes.

A single board to take everywhere on trips and spots, in all conditions.

The different constructions of foil boards

We recommend our article How Wing Foil Boards Are Built as far as building materials are concerned. We do not compromise on quality with Full Sandwich Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass Made in France. For the inflatable boards, we choose professional semi-rigid PVC, and a carbon plate covered with PVC to avoid shocks and that the carbon does not heat up in the sun, damaging the glue.

On the technical side, we have chosen a light rocker to pass the chop, combined with a double concave hull that allows you to easily leave if you come into contact with the water. At the back, the cut out also makes it easy to get back into your surfboards. The outline of the board is chunky to guarantee stability and a very fast start in flight, without being too wide, which would prevent you from manoeuvring. The wide tail also promotes stability.How wingfoil boards are designed, manufactured and designedThe development of a Sroka foilboard

What about footstraps?

And in all this: straps or not in wing foil ? But if you come from windsurfing or kitesurfing, remember that wing foil is different. As with the boom, the rules are not the same. If you’re just starting out, in the vast majority of cases, straps are a hindrance to progress by limiting your ability to make up for mistakes and increasing the risk of injury to your ankles.

Choosing your Foil

All our answers to the questions you have to choose the foil that suits you best!

The parameters that influence the operation of a Foil

The front wing

To put it simply, there are three families of front fins, Low Aspect, Mid Aspect and High Aspect (here is a detailed article on aspect ratios).

Low Aspect are stocky, with a small wingspan. With their fighter jet shape, they are very manoeuvrable but their lateral stability, especially on small surfaces, sometimes leaves something to be desired.

The High Aspect are more elongated, like glider wings. The High Aspect flies with the stability of an albatross. Your pumping will be effortless and their flight speed is impressive. They offer an excellent gliding feel. However, they are relatively technical and less maneuverable winglets, often requiring the use of a shorter fuselage to compensate. Find at Sroka: High Aspect 1350 front fin, High Aspect 1190 Speed or Lift front wing.

The Mid Aspect fins are forgiving, manoeuvrable and generate very good lift (we recommend the 1750 for beginners). They represent a good compromise between the two worlds, especially if you can’t afford to buy one fin per spot and per type of condition. If you’re more savvy, you can reduce the surface area of your fin (by choosing the 1250 for example) to maneuver on command without ever stalling in turns and waves.

Choosing your front foil fin

The foil mast

For those who are just starting out or sailing in shallow and very flat waters, we recommend 70cm poles. They are the safe choice and falls will be less impressive than with longer masts. These are masts that are useful in surf foil to stay in contact with the wave.

Capable of making a beginner fly as well as making a more experienced practitioner evolve with very good sensations, the 80cm mast offers an excellent versatility. This is the choice of security for a first investment.

For those who really want to perform, surf big or sail on a very rough body of water, we recommend a mast of 90 or more. You will be able to take an angle at the water’s edge to cap as close as possible to the wind. These masts are not intended for beginners because they are less forgiving of mistakes.

Guide to choosing the length of the wingfoil mast

The different constructions of Foil

Full carbon foil is expensive and fragile. On the other hand, it is lighter and more responsive, and it requires a little less maintenance than an aluminum foil. Aluminum foil is often cheaper, stronger, and stiffer if built well. Carbon has excellent torsional strength but less rigidity than aluminum (hence its use for windsurf masts), unless a particularly neat and often very expensive construction is used. The price of a carbon mast can be five to ten times higher than an aluminum mast.

The aluminium foil has the advantage of being more modular and transportable with easily interchangeable parts, as carbon foils often use a “T-bar”, a part joining the fuselage and the mast. However, the aluminium foil will be heavier.

Choosing your High-aspect kite

Our high-aspect foils are designed for foilers who already know how to foil, and who are looking to evolve to look for more speed, more glide and more finesse of flight. Our range is divided into 3 wing sizes: the 950 Speed, the 1190 Speed or Lift, and the 1350 Lift.


  • The 950 Speed
    is made for more experienced foilers who are looking for increased sensations of speed and glide. If you already have a SROKA High Aspect or Classic foil, you will immediately feel the sensations of acceleration. Your cruising speed will be significantly increased and your max speed will have no limit. Some of our riders push it up to 26kn (almost 50km/h). With its 240cm2 stabilizer, you’ll keep lift for medium wind conditions. Choose the 180 stabilizer for stronger winds and to reveal the full speed potential of this kite.
  • The 1190 Speed and Lift are all-rounders. They offer the best glide/speed/lift ratio. Both wings have exactly the same dimensions, except for the thickness, which is slightly higher on the Lift, to generate more lift. Choose the Lift if you want to sail more often in light wind or surf foil in small conditions (easier pumping than the Speed). Choose the Speed if you want more speed. It will start very slightly later than the Lift, but will gain in cruising speed and maximum speed.
  • The new 1350 Lift is a true downwind weapon. Its ultra-high aspect ratio (9.5) will allow you to glide endlessly on almost imperceptible waves. It will surprise you with its ease of manoeuvrability and its ultra-smooth start in very light winds. Indeed, its Lift profile allows it to start as early as a classic 1750 (8kn is enough for a 90kg size with a 6m2). As the wingspan increases, lift increases and drag decreases. The advantage will be that you will have a wing that takes off very early, without sacrificing speed and glide of flight. The 1350 will therefore be effective for wingfoil, surf foil, down wind, and is also a real pumping machine. No matter what your level is, you need an HA 1350 in your quiver: everyone is able to use it, and everyone can have maximum fun with it.

Choosing your foil: to sum up

Guide pour faire le bon choix de son foil

How to choose your wing

All our answers to the questions you may have when choosing your wing and wing size!

The Different Forms of Wing

To put it simply, there are two types of shapes:

  • If you like to twirl freely, we recommend a chunky shape that will have the advantage of being compact and maneuverable.
  • If you’re looking for the thrill of exhilarating and controlled top speed, while still having very good stability in the surf, opt for a longer wing (with more wingspan) instead.

Boom or inflatable central slat?

Boom construction is very rare. So rare, in fact, that only one brand offers it. Of course, you can place your hands freely in it, but it is non-bendable, bulky and heavier. Your transport comfort will suffer, especially if you are going on a trip. It’s also more dangerous in the event of a fall if you hit the boom head-on or hit your board deck with it.

If you’ve taken up wingsurfing partly to get rid of the old world of heavy and complicated rigging equipment, and you’re looking for a kite that can be forgotten in navigation as in a trunk, then the inflatable central batten is the right option. Before making your choice, you have to imagine that you will be sailing with your arms above your head for the whole session. After two hours, we are absolutely convinced that you will greatly appreciate having one kilo less to carry, lightness and ease of use.

Plus, you can’t imagine a simpler set up. One pump and you’re done. In less than two minutes, your wing is inflated and all that’s left is the launch between you and the pleasure of flying. And once the session is over, or if you have a sudden urge to travel, transportation is all the easier. All you need is one bag to fit the wing in any luggage or car trunk. It’s up to you to choose the best option, the one that suits your sailing style and your desires, but we sincerely believe that the choice of the inflatable is the one that best corresponds to the spirit of Wingsurf Foil, with its simplicity, the freedom it allows and its user friendly aspect never seen before in water sports.

How many handles?

Some brands continue to cover the center slat with handles. Others opt for sobriety, with a front handle and a rear handle. The right question to ask yourself in order to decide is: what do I have Oh, really need? If you want to fly gracefully in the light wind, have fun for hours in big conditions without being physically manhandled or have total freedom in surfing, you’re going to need a Wing light. The lighter the kite, the less it needs your help to self-support, and the freer you are to move.

Experience has also shown us that we always place our hands in the same places, regardless of the number of handles. So, why bother with weight, fragility points, and unnecessary handles that cause confusion? For all these reasons, we choose to have only what is really necessary on the wing: three comfortable, wide and solid handles . One for the front hand, one for the back hand and one for surfing located on the leading edge. Some of that weight gained, we reinvest in carefully placed reinforcements, so that it is actually useful and not just a selling point.

We also add two V-handles. They allow you to navigate with overpower or underpower, to have a freer hand placement and to always fall back on a support during manoeuvres. They tend to become more widespread.

Why choose a spinnaker

stretched on the trailing edge, and what hollow?

If you want a wing that’s responsive, responsive, more capable, and capable of picking up the slightest gust of wind and turning it into movement power, a taut trailing edge is a must. For those for whom intense sailing at very high revs is the norm, we advise you to leave it a little slack to facilitate the flow, as you would do on a trimmed board sail. A sail that is too tight will quickly become unmanageable in gusts.

The distribution of the panels is crucial for maintaining the profile while sailing. If they are placed carefully, the drag will be greatly reduced and the wing much less physical. You’ll feel like you’re one with your equipment, which will increase your sense of pleasure tenfold.

To choose your dip, it all depends on what you need on your favorite spot. If it’s a super-powerful wing capable of making you start at a quarter turn, go for a big dip instead. On the other hand, it will saturate relatively quickly, lose stability at high revs and become very physical on the high range. If you’re looking to reach a higher top speed, opt for a flatter trough. Your kite will generate a little less power at low revs, but will accelerate endlessly like in a dream, while giving a much more pleasant sense of stability and control in the high range.

Windows or not?

Windows in the sail would be handy on saturated spots… This is still far from being the case at the moment. It is also important to be aware that windows weigh down the wings and, depending on the quality of the materials used, can be a point of fragility. In case you opt for a windowless wing, it will require you to raise the sail to look downwind. So it’s up to you to choose according to your needs.

Choosing your wing: to sum up

Quelle surface de wing choisir en fonction de son niveau et de son gabarit

Which wing foil pack to choose?

In a pack, every element has a fundamental importance. Take the best board in the world with a low-end foil and you’ll never take off. Choosing the right wing foil pack will save you the frustration of equipment that is completely inaccessible technically, or on the contrary too soft.

At Sroka Company, we are first and foremost a team of enthusiasts and practitioners. Our goal is to share this passion with you. We are proud to use the equipment we offer here. So it’s not a question of making you navigate with materials that will let you down after 10 sessions or making you pay for marketing and supposedly revolutionary innovations that aren’t revolutionaries. We want to offer you top-of-the-range products at an affordable price, making sure that each rider finds a pack that perfectly meets their expectations.

All our equipment is plug-and-play and versatile, delivered with their leash and a carrying bag for the foil.

Beginner Wing Foil Pack

Intermediate Level Wing Foil Pack

Wing foil pack Advanced level

Wing foil is a sport that requires specific equipment. If you don’t want to invest too much money, you can choose a second-hand wing foil pack. At Sroka Company, we sell complete rigid or inflatable packs including a kite, a foil, a board. All our second-hand packs are checked and repaired if necessary. This gives you access to equipment in good condition at a reasonable price. We also offer a warranty on all our second-hand packs to ensure the quality and resistance of the material.

To go further

We make sure that our packs are as versatile as possible, aware that the investment is substantial. Our goal is not to make you buy a foil every year and to accompany your evolution over the very long term, we have made sure that our foil is fully modular, with parts at a reasonable price.

Here are all the possible customizations of your Wingfoil pack, depending on your needs:

The different parts of foil:

The Planks and the Wings:

We also support you with various articles and tutorials! Find out how to learn how to wingfoil, how a surf foil works or how to choose your spot in the News and Tutorials section of our site!

If you have any questions or would like to share moments spent on the water with our community, don’t hesitate to join your Sroka Sessions Facebook group!

FAQ

In the Sroka inflatable packs, we have the board, the wing, the foil. In addition, you will find: a board leash, a wing leash, a carrying case for the foil, a transport bag for the board and the complete pack, protective covers for the carbon fins, all the screws, tef gel, a pump with an adapter to go from the wing to the board, user manuals, a neoprene handle to carry the board and a repair kit.

In the Sroka hard wing foil packs, we find the board, the wing and the foil. In addition, there are wing and board leashes, protective covers for the carbon wings, a carrying case for the foil, all the screws and the gel tef.

The Sroka wing foil packs are perfectly suitable for beginners and are designed to be picked up immediately. Our wing packs are also very scalable. It is possible to adapt all the front and rear wings on the foil provided in the pack, including the most efficient ones.

Yes, like all our products and the components that make them up, Sroka packs come with a two-year warranty.

We refer you to our detailed article to choose your wing foil pack correctly.

It takes about 24 hours for your pack to be prepared and one to three working days for delivery in metropolitan France.