Our very own Wooly has been lucky enough to have the privilege to be involved in the development of the JS foil boards over the past couple of years and has been riding them for the past 2 years.
After a few years of development with a bunch of the staff at JS, (including Parko) the boys have come up with a price pointed foil board that is not only super light but also rigid so you feel connected to the wing below.
The 'Eagle' is the 'Black Eagles' little brother and at $500 cheaper than the carbon version it lands at $999.
The Eagle has all of the same design features as its premium big brother, but with a different construction for those not requiring the same higher levels of rigidity. We’ve maximized our stringerless EPS technology to maintain stiffness and durability throughout, with high density foam reinforcements placed around the future plugs holding the foil in place. A scoop deck makes sure your feet are closer to the foil for quicker response, while beveled rails and deep double concave in the nose stops the board sticking to the water whenever it touches back down. Additionally, this early double concave acts as two channels, helping you paddle straight, pop up and get to wave speed quickly.
Remember – when sizing your foil board, similar to regular surfing, riding shorter boards makes turning much easier. As you become more comfortable, all you need is enough volume to float you comfortably, but initially, a few more litres will help with paddle power and stability.