This is our flagship noserider. In our attempt to get longer and longer nose rides we have used the basic principles of a traditional 60's plank with its flat rocker line added to a few modern tricks that we have learnt along the way.
The Saunton Foil at a glance
SIZE RANGE: 9'.0" TO 10'.6"
TYPICAL DIMENSIONS: 9'.6"x 19"x 23"x 16" x 3 ¼"
ROCKER: Almost zero nose, a little tail kick
RAILS: bladey up front, 50/50 throughout, up rails in tail
BOTTOM SHAPE: deep nose concave, rolled vee
IDEAL CONDITIONS: small and clean
BEST SUITED TO: intermediate to experienced
The design in detail
The Saunton Foil combines a modern foil with an enormous nose concave and a parallel rail line to give a wonderfully sensitive and precise noseride. It is glassed quite heavy with a rolled vee belly so that you get that sooth glide that is so essential for a traditional feel to your ride. The added weight also makes catching waves super easy. The tail kick is added to help make the turning arc smooth.
But let's not get carried away talking about turns, this board is made for perfect trim and hanging ten toes over the edge. One of the ways we achieve this is by placing a large fin as near the tail as possible combined with the up rails in the tail. As a result the water is forced to work harder to release from the tail, literally grabbing the tail down, meaning you get more time on the nose.
The Saunton Foil also allows us to bring together our very best handcrafted skills. From traditional resin work, art detailing and polishing the Saunton Foil sets an industry standard in performance and manufacturing.