The DIY Lift board is amazing. However, because it’s so small it’s really hard to learn on. And it’s really hard to have a passenger (girlfriend, dog, nephews). So, my second board needed to be bigger.
I don’t have a SUP foil board, so I came up with the idea of making a board I could use as a SUP foil board without the battery, electronics, and motor, or have a e-foil board that I could stand on while stationary.
I am also interested in inventing the new sport or SUP efoil surfing! Where you have a SUP paddle and just use the motor to get to and from the surf, and get on foil, then you use the paddle to catch waves with the prop folded!
We will see how this build progresses, but these are the ideas that guided the direction of this build.
New board is 5’2" long, 24" wide, and 5.5" thick. Buoyancy calculated to be 240lbs.
I owe it to my friend Keizo for making this board to my design specifications. Thanks Keizo! I can’t wait to help you build your e-foil board!
Is this similar to your idea or we talking about different concepts?
I’m understand that fold-able props is something “like” new, but a general concept foil + paddle was already used.
For example fold-able prop for drones was realized many years ago, and right know in 2020 it’s very popular
None of those are of a SUP e-foil. If you find the video lmk.
I looked and couldn’t find anyone doing this, so I am stating this as my idea. But, please lmk if you come across someone else with this idea.
Not like I’m trying to make anything to sell. Just stating this as an original idea of mine, which I think would be cool to pursue.
My concept is a board that is as small as possible but still support standing on it while stationary. Have a paddle. Have a folding prop. Those are the key things. I also plan to be able to remove the battery and electronics and attach a foil without a motor to use the board as a SUP foil board. Also, instead of the paddle you could have a Wing Surfer wing with the powered board.
If you’ve watched SUP foil surfing you’ve seen the cool crazy carving turns they do dragging the paddle in the water, using the paddle for balance, maneuverability, and stability. Could be fun with a powered board.
The motor could be used to get on foil, then the prop folds and the rider can catch waves, pump, paddle, and do downwinders. This could increase the range possible while still providing the motor when needed.
Maybe due language barrier I don’t distinguish sup/surf and foil/hydrofoil/efoil
Sure, I also don’t saying that it’s already invented by some one and described as yours. Just saying that I’m pretty sure that I saw video where man was on e-hydrofoil and used paddle for turns
I re-watching my youtube history and found this, starting 0:29
Comments says “modular system makes it possible that efoil can also be used as foil w/o motor”
Later in this video we able to see the same hydrofoil (we don’t see is motor mounted or not) and that rider using paddle.
PS I understand your desire to have some universal or at least multi-functional - we have a lot unnecessary things around us.
I think this idea is actually very interesting! Mounting the remote on the paddle would be nice or even have it integrated in the paddle shaft! However, do you think it would make more sense to do this with an inflatable board to keep the weight down while still having enough volume to stand on it? I don’t know how easy it would be to paddle a 5ft long SUP with electronics and a motor.
The files belong to my friend who drew up my idea, and cut it. I’ll ask, but I don’t think he will want to share them. Who knows, he might sell some boards in the future. If he does, I’ll let you guys know.
My setup idea is a bit different then RcJetMan’s, but I see he already had the concept of a powered SUP efoil board. I wonder if he ever got this working. Last post said it didn’t have enough power to get on foil.
Hey @rcjetman, how did the SUP efoil project turn out?