2022 Goya Air Bolt Carbon Windsurf Board - Freeride Foil
The Airbolt has had a huge makeover from its first generation model. The board features a strong deeper concave which allows for easier take off and less sticky touch downs. The 2022 Airbolt features more footstrap options than the 2021 model making it more versatile than ever with options to use the board for wing, SUP or freerace windsurf foiling.
One board for all foil destinations, Wind, Wing and Sup. The 2022/23 Airbolt is the ultimate compact and easy foil board that seamlessly crosses over between the disciplines. A full deck pad and additional wing inserts make the Airbolt Carbon a wonderful wind/wing crossover board.
Keith Teboul on symmetry: “The Airbolt marks a new direction in wind foiling, bringing the feeling of rail-to-rail riding and high wind bump & jump to those ‘average’ days where the conditions at your local spot are marginal. Using our crossover knowledge and feedback from KT Surf foiling – we have created a board range that introduces a new sensation to Foiling.
With the rider back foot positioned directly on the foil, and with mast box placed further back than other foil boards in the market, the Airbolt delivers the industry’s most direct feeling from the sail to the foil. The Airbolt brings it all together, from early and easy take-off with maximum acceleration to rail-to-rail carving, gliding, and pumping, requiring minimum sail/wing or paddle pressure. We learned that foiling is extremely easy and more fun, when the playing field is balanced.
”Casey Hauser: “The New Airbolts Size by Size. The length and width of the boards are designed to combine the stability they need with a lively feel. Long enough that you can cruise and take off in the light winds effortlessly, but short enough to reduce the swing weight or inertia when flying.
The larger sizes provide an even more stable platform to start from and progress, or for taking advantage of the less powerful conditions. The smaller sizes will provide all the manoeuvrability and responsiveness that will surprise the most advanced riders.
The new 90 has been designed with the advanced foiler in mind. With the least amount of volume, it still provides a balanced flotation to fly on the lighter winds. In the air, the pulled in nose and tail increase manoeuvrability for effortless banks and turns and easy control through jumps and loops.
The new 135 and the 150 feature a wider outline with the volume positioned further back for increased stability, low-end power and easier take-offs for beginners and light wind foilers alike. The bigger sizes are ideal for the first-time foilers, especially when riding on the inboard footstrap settings, or it can also be tuned for freerace/freeride foiling on the outboard inserts, allowing you to put bigger sail thanks to its wider foiling tail.
The 105 and 120 being the mid-sizes, offer the maximum combination of range and manoeuvrability. ”Alex Guyader (French Olympic Team): The Airbolt is de-signed to make all foiling styles easy and intuitive from first time users to the most experienced and professionals.
The smaller sizes are more freeride/freefoil orientated, giving the board a livelier feel, with more reactivity under the foot, ideal for smaller sails/wings and the more advanced rider.
You can start flying on the Airbolt on as little as 8 knots, having the same up-wind angle as if you were on a giant formula board but faster, and with way less effort and a much smaller sail, and going down-wind, you can surf the chop, with the same sensation as if you were on a wave.
Outline: The board is long enough and with enough areain the front of the mast track to make the board bounce and accelerate as it touches.
The mistake I usually see people making at first is oversizing their rig. The bigger your foil is, the smaller sail you will be needing. For example, if you are using a 1400 front wing, you can easily put 2 square meters smaller sail than sailing on the fin.
The Airbolt is compatible with all the foils in the market thanks to its Double US box and Foilbox ready DTT, but it’s more comfortable with the bigger aspect wings, allow-ing you to take off with less speed compared to a high aspect foil.
Bottom Shape & Cut-Outs - From the nose through the mid-section, the Airbolt is designed with deeper concaves and rail bevels for a maximum rebound when they inevitably touch down hap-pens. The back of the board incorporates a rocker line and planing surface similar to our racing boards with the cut-outs of our KT pure foiling line to ensure an early glide and touch-less flights.
Volume Distribution - Volume flow is placed towards the rear of the board to in-crease stability and early take-off in the lightest of breezes.
Footstrap Inserts - The Airbolt offers a variety of footstrap insert options depending on the style of foiling that you are doing, seamlessly transitioning between Freeride or Freerace, Wing, SUP, or even Surf foiling in a single session
Foil Boxes - The boards feature longer track and foil box attachment systems. The track allows you to precisely balance your foil for perfect pressure, while the foil box accommodates all Tuttle options.
Pad - Custom deck pad to accommodate all the uses.
Mini Handle - New comfortable yet reduced bottom handle right in front of the foil
Leash Plug - Ideal for Wing or Surf Foil option.
Compatibility - Designed around the MFC Helios foil range and no-cam freeride, freestyle, and wave sails. Considerable attention and plenty of testing hours was also spent with the different foils and multiple styles of foiling to ensure our mounting options and foot strap positions will work across the widest variety of styles, sizes and foils. The Airbolt range is the perfect way to increase your water time and bring together all the foiling sports into one.
Additional insert and foil options make the Airbolt Carbon the most versatile foilboard on the market:
Windfoil Freeride/Freerace Inserts: Front outboard option. Back outboard rear option. Foil: DTT or track 3/4 back of track.
Windfoil Beginner Inserts option a): No straps. Inserts option b): Front mid-dle or outboard option. No back strap. Foil: DTT or track 1/2 back of track.
Windfoil Bump & Jump, Wave, Foil style Inserts: Front inboard, or middle option. Back center option. Foil: 3/4 - 1/4 of track.
Wing Beginner Inserts: Front most forward option, inboard strap. Foil: 1/2 front of track.
Wing Intermediate/Advanced Inserts: Front inboard option. Back outboard forward or center options. Foil: 1/2 front of track Sup Inserts: Front inboard option. No back strap. Foil: 1/2 front of track.
Carbon Construction, Full Carbon Deck
Available in 90, 105, 120, 135, 155 liters
Futures 10.75” Fin Boxes, Deep Tuttle Foil Box center
New Wind, Wing, Sup footstraps/pad options