the ss hoverglide is not a popular option for us because the mast is filled in a plastic polymer and cannot be easily routed to run phase wires through it.
The LF inpulse wing is more in line with what we’re looking for in e foil use. This is a low aspect wing and can get up on foil at lower speeds, around 10mph.
Not a whole lot of people using the impulse just because its a new model. There are deals out there for the rocket foil, which makes it a better value proposition right now. The rocket foil has the low aspect wing we’re looking for and a good workable mast to run wires through. I was thinking about this the other day and with the new shapes of surf foils coming out, I wonder how useful they are for our application. I understand that in surf, where speed generation and pumping are important, the new shape lends well. But for powered propulsion systems, a larger thicker wing would just lend to more friction in the water and since we don’t need to pump the foil, the advantages of such a shape are lost to our use case.
There are ways to make a setup generate less lift. If for example you’re 100 pounds and feel that the propulsion system is generating too much speed and causing the foil to just fly out of the water, you can shim the rear wing to generate up force and thus causes the front wing to generate more down force and results in a more level ride and less lift.