The Dolphin 1 Kiteboarding Hydrofoil Board is a full composite board with a wood top sheet and bottom sheet. It has a PVC reinforcement under the heel area and a special shaped full concave deck that allows your feet to be completely pointed down towards the nose and the middle part of the board. A correct foot and legs position is absolutely crucial when you foil.
The rails have a pronounced tucked under edge bevel which reduces the impact when you come down from riding the foil. Touch downs are very smooth which allows you to quickly get up on foil again, instead of burying the nose underwater. The Dolphin 1 has the right amount of volume that helps the board to stay light and afloat when standing on top of the water. All these features and benefits are perfect for a freeride shape. The size is 160 x 52 cm, so it is balanced for riders of any type of height and depending on your skills and preferences, you can have around 10cm of foot strap adjustment in the front and in the back, next to the different options of where to place the RRD H-Flight Hydrofoil mast on the bottom.
With the RRD H-Flight Kiteboarding Hydrofoil, RRD's goal was to approach kite foiling in the most natural and easy way that would provide riders of all kinds of levels with the best possible experience. Most of the new foil riders start foiling by borrowing a friends’ hi -performance hydrofoil and always have a very hard time. Because of this difficulty, some may feel like this is an impossible sport.
The best way to get into this discipline is with the proper equipment. After a year of extensive testing, RRD developed a hybrid foil that incorporates a strong, durable, cost effective 80cm aluminum mast paired with a full aluminum fuselage and changeable carbon fiber rear and front wings.
To reduce the learning curve and make Kitefoiling accessible to everyone, we also offer two different additional mast lengths to the standard mast as an optional ‘RRD Aviation Academy’ package for schools and beginners;
The standard 80cm ‘Full Flight’ mast, which is included, and the optional 40cm ‘Take Off’ and/or 65cm ‘Touch & Go’ masts which are available as spare parts for your first flights.
One of the most important things is having a wing and fuselage that allows the perfect balance in between your feet. This balance will provide a progressive entrance to foiling, not a difficult one. The front wing, fuselage, and rear wing, enable the foil to rise out of the water progressively and smoothly at the right speed, increase stability, and allow it to easy go down-wind which is essential. Starting with a shorter mast length will also aid to the progressive entrance into kite foiling.
Our really short, 40cm mast (‘Take-off’ level), is designed to develop the necessary skills to come out of the water, to get the feeling of a foil under your feet, and the way you position your body on to the board. The reaction to the foil is also exactly the same as the full height mast and will allow you to come out of the water, but not at an intimidating height. Once this stage is mastered, it is time to move to a new level, which is the 65 cm mast that allows more of a lift above the water.
The 65cm MAST (‘Touch & Go’ level) provides the full foil feel for the first time without being too intimidating. This stage of the progression process can last anywhere from 2 days to some weeks. Once comfortable with the foil in many different conditions without issue, it is time to progress to the full length 90cm mast.
The 80 cm ‘Full Flight’ mast has the perfect flex and stiffness that is very forgiving.
The behavior of our foil is very predictable and reliable. We are proud to introduce a new result of our non-stop research and development team to the market.