RRD Dolphin 1 Hydrofoil and Board Complete Complete w/ Deck, Foils, & Straps
RRD Dolphin 1 KITE FOIL BOARD & H Flight Hydrofoil
The Dolphin1 is a full composite board with a wood deck and bottom, it has PVC reinforcement under the heel area and a special shaped full concave deck. It 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 what you want to have when you foil. The rails have a special pronounced tucked under edge bevel, which reduces the impact when you come down from height.
So touch downs are very smooth when the nose touches the water and allows you to to quickly get up and go again again instead of nosedive. At the same time it has a nice and thin volume that helps the board to stay light; all these characteristics 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 10 cm of footstrap adjustment in the front and in the back, next to the different options of where to place the mast on the bottom.
- PVC reinforcement
- Comes with 3 adjustable RRD/Dakine straps
- 4 hole adjustable mast plate inserts
We want to approach kite foiling the most natural and easy way to provide riders from all kinds of levels with the best possible experience. From our 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 we have developed a hybrid foil that incorporates a strong, durable, cost effective 90cm aluminium mast paired with a full carbon fuselage and changeable 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 90cm ‘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.
The 90 cm ‘Full Flight’ mast has the perfect flex and stiffness that is very forgiving.
The behaviour 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.
- Comes standard with the 90cm mast
- Optional ‘RRD Aviation Academy’ package: 40 and/or 65 cm mast
- Lightweight, strong and durable Aluminium mast and plate
- Pre-preg Hybrid Carbon wings and fuselage
- 4 hole adjustable mast plate
- Comes standard with bag, nuts, manual and basic tool
We developed each foil component on the basis of the corporation of technology in Aluminium design and pre-preg Carbon. So, we wanted to have a combination of these composite materials to create a very reliable, lightweight, but still strong and affordable foil system. Our hydrofoil weight is all together 3.9 kg which is a very well weighted foil for a competitive price level as compared to the full carbon foils.
We have worked with very different technologies, and tried to create a lighter foil which allows us to still be able to sell it for an affordable price.
It’s a perfect free ride foil. It’s a really easy hydrofoil to learn on that you can use to go really fast to the next level, where it is still loads of fun to use as a progressive freerider.
One of the scariest parts when you go foiling is actually going downwind, with our hydrofoil you will be quickly in full control. You really want to try out something that will never scare you. This is particularly our aim with this foil.
We have decided to go for a 4 hold plate on the mast, because it is the safest system. With 4 solid screws you can also move the foil back and forth, depending on your skills and level.
An Aluminum mast is a monetary and lightweight solution that gave us the possibility to develop a very thin profile mast, that is heavily reinforced inside and has a structural 3 stringers profile.