Incredible! Faster and faster foil flying! JP's fastest foil boards got even faster – again!
In racing development never stops. New foils, new sails and the steadily increasing level of the riders demand for constant updates. The PWA rules still allow one foil board in the riders’ quiver. Hence our shaper Werner Gnigler worked on the core sizes and presents three new shapes ―the 80, 85 and 88― in the five board range. The main focus was on efficiency, minimizing resistance and control in the air. Steps to achieve this were to reduce nose scoop and thickness in the front rail and the now slightly domed deck of the nose optimizes the airflow. The deck shape in the standing area received the most radical change becoming flatter with large pads now extending even a bit further than the rail providing more and constant leverage towards the foil. All in all this results in more dominance over the foil at higher speed.

Compared to fin racing, foiling is more than just competitive: Already in the first year of PWA competitions, foil boards predominantly led the rankings. Today, they are ahead in all areas of slalom racing – unless there are limitations and restriction by regulations and rules.
In 2024 the PWA will only allow one size of foil board in a racers quiver. So, our main sizes had to remain on top of the game and were newly developed as Werner Gnigler shaped three new boards to cover all PWA Slalom conditions. This way every rider can find his best performing board depending on his weight and the conditions he will use it in.
The unchanged 91 is still up-to-date in covering the light wind side of foiling and will be used in national light wind events, while the proven 78 still covers the high wind segment and long distance events like the famous DEFI Wind.

Here are the essential shape news:

• Aerodynamic Nose Area Efficiency
The boards fly through the air, so, minimizing air resistance results in improved control and speed. The main target was to achieve maximum efficiency with the following refined shape details: We flattened the nose scoop and made the front rail thinner. To optimize the airflow we introduced a slightly domed deck in that area, too. All HydroFoil Slalom boards are very short, minimizing swing weight and improving top end control.

• Mast Base Area
The rails in this area are fuller with a hard, sharp edges – the most efficient shape to create lift to get into flight mode and to drastically reduce drag on touch downs for instant re-bounce.

• Deck Shape: recess for the deck box
This deep recess lowers the pivot point of the mast base which helps closing the gap between the board and sail foot. It also provides efficiency and additional control when pushing the limits and during the gybe.

• Deck Shape: stance and power
The deck shape in the standing area received the most radical change: It is flatter now and the pads extend even a bit further than the maximum width of the rail. Now, the rider can move the foot into the ideal position without changing the angle of leverage towards the foil which may happen on rounded rails. This also allows to have two strap plugs for the rear foot – the inboard one for high wind runs and reaching, the outboard one for tighter reaches and light wind.

• Deck Shape: tail aerodynamics
The tail now comes with a concave recess, almost like a cut-out, channelling the air flow along the deck and supporting the rider with additional control since the smoother and more directional airflow stabilizes the board in the air.

• Large Tail Cut-Outs
When foiling, the cut-outs have two main functions: To reduce the volume in the tail and to reduce drag.
The reduced tail volume allows the rider to sink the tail when pumping to loading up the foil for instant take-off.
All boards feature cut-outs, individually shaped for the intended range of use of each board. On occasional touchdowns, the deep cut-outs significantly reduce the wetted area resulting in less drag – which is imperative and vital as riders sail and touch-down at much higher speeds.

• Wide Tail
The tail provides lots of leverage over the foil which is a key factor for going fast and still remaining in control despite all these enormous forces. It is essential when trying to find the best compromise between a comfortable stance and efficient power distribution towards the foil.

* Full Biax/Carbon Deck
* Biax/Carbon Reinforcements
* Recess at the Mast Track to ‘close-the-gap’
* Footstrap Scale
* Hard Rails in the middle
* Large Cut-Outs
* Foil-Tuttlebox

All these boards are super efficient and hellishly fast. They remain in control in a wider wind range and the whole line covers a vast range, so that every rider can find the right size/s and performance needed for their weight and conditions.
The super-fast foil machines: Performance, power and control for slalom competition. The stage is set to improve your foil speed!

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Dedicated foil slalom competition designs


Super fast and very controllable


More efficient and faster than its predecessor which held the Nautical Mile Speed Foil World Record


Tuned nose, rail and deck shape for improved airflow


Special pads providing more leverage on the foil


Improved release and bounce off the water


Deep Tuttle adapter for Glide Surf and Glide Wind Foils. Foil approved fin boxes – specially reinforced for foils with Deep Tuttlebox bases.

Flight SLR

for JP Foil-Tuttlebox (DT)

Front Wing sizes
Large: 90 cm
Medium: 80 cm
Small: 70 cm

Most competitive Slalom & Speed Foil on the market. Ultra streamlined connections. Unique front wing connection with a four – bolt system. Best water flow on the market. Minimized amount of drag. Tapered recess in fuselage guarantees tightest mast-fuselage connection. Stiffest carbon mast

Ideal mast length of 95cm

Flight FR

Freerace / Freeride
Interchangeable head
(Deep Tuttle Box / Powerbox / Surf Plate)

Mast: 85 cm

The FLIGHT FR is the latest evolution of NEILPRYDE’s accessible high-performance freeride foil range for real world sailors. It is less intimidating than full carbon foils and still delivers exceptional speed in a wide wind range.
Compatible with high performance freeride, and purely specialized foil boards, the FLIGHT FR not only offers great lift, stability and control but is even faster than many other full-carbon foils in the market.
The riders have expressed that this is the most fun windsurfing foil in the range and freestylers have even been choosing this over any other foil for freestyle foiling. Truly an all-round foil for everyone!

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