For those of us who aren’t skilled enough to build an efoil from scratch, is there any reasonable option for a plug & play efoil kit that will ship to the United States currently? The Elevate kit looks great, but they will not ship to the United States. I’m looking for a motor assembly, wiring, ESC, controller, and battery that can be easily affixed to any foil board. Everything needed to get out and fly on the water.
I’m open to the idea of getting the Flying Rodeo motor assembly and mast, but gathering and assembling the rest of the parts needed to complete the efoil is intimidating for someone like me who has very little experience in this regard. Also, Flying Rodeo won’t return my emails, so I’m not sure if they have the motor assembly in stock or if they will even ship to the United States.
I was planning on getting the E-Takuma, as it’s half the price of Lift and was supposed to be available this summer, but unfortunately I spoke with Takuma’s United States distributor/dealer and Lift swooped in with their attorney’s and stopped them due to the patent. It appears that the E-Takuma will not be available for purchase in the United States for the foreseeable future. Are Lift and their attorney’s going after efoil kits and motor assemblies in the United States as well? Could that be the reason why no kit is available?
It is very surprising that in the Summer of 2019 there is no efoil kit of some sort available for purchase in the US. This seems like a great opportunity…