Pilot Knob Marina is excited to share we are the first Marina on Lake George to take on Fliteboard an all electric surf board.
Flite board was created from a spark of inspiration to a global company producing the world's most highly-awarded electric hydrofoils, Flite has come a long way in a short time. The idea for a motorized hydrofoil arrived on a windless day in 2016 as a 'lightbulb moment'. Flite's founder, former kite-surfing world record holder and serial entrepreneur David Trewern, was at a kitefoiling event when he thought: ‘What if I didn’t have to wait for the wind. What if I could just attach an electric motor to my foil?’ That dream became a sketch and the kitchen table, a workshop. The 3D printer went into overdrive and late nights became early mornings. Dozens of prototypes later, David flew for the first time. ‘It was magical. The feeling of freedom was like nothing else.’
Flite now has more than 330 authorized partners selling our boards, Fliteschools across the world, and offices in three countries: Australia, The Netherlands and The United States. The team now includes Naval Architects, Hydrodynamicists, Product Designers, Mechanical, Electronic and Software Engineers.
What is a e-foil?
Fliteboard is an electric powered hydrofoil, also known as an eFoil. Standing on the board, riders use a handheld Flite Controller to manage their speed. With a mast that is partially underwater, Fliteboarding gives you the feeling of freedom, as you glide silently just above the water. Some have likened it to snowboarding through fresh powder and many have said it feels like flying. Others have called it ‘the thrill of a lifetime’ and ‘magical’. The only way to find out how you’ll describe it, is to try it.
Almost anyone can learn in under an hour, no watersports experience necessary. As you gain confidence and skills, transform your ride by changing your wings, shims, propulsion or board. That modular design along with premium materials and patented technology have made Fliteboard the most awarded eFoil in the world.
Get riding, and you will quickly discover that the possibilities of Fliteboarding are endless.
The iconic Fliteboard is their #1 best selling board. Proven as the best all-rounder, it’s the board for any level of experience. Series 3 introduces a new fiberglass option at a more accessible price or ride the original carbon fiber board that made them famous. Whatever the material or color, you always get high performance, next level adventures.
Flitecell is a market-leading titanium encased battery. Containing premium ‘21700’ cells, as used in electric hypercars, these cells deliver twice the potential energy for a more aggressive ride. Additional thermal headroom means they won’t overheat (read more about safety). Choose from market leading Flitecell Sport, Explore and Nano.
Requiring only two power cables to operate, Flitebox is the patented module that connects the eFoil propulsion unit to the board. You can think of it as the brain. A lightbar tells you the status of the system and Flitecell, and all updates to the app are wireless. It’s plug and play at its finest.
Masts come in three lengths: 60cm, 75cm or 80cm. Because of their modular design, you can easily swap your mast onto any board. That means you can have your PRO for freestyle riding and an AIR for teaching friends or family.
E) Unibody Fuselage
Flite’s patented unibody fuselage is machined to perfection from a single block of aluminum in a 14-hour process. Integrated wing and motor alignment create maximum efficiency and stability. This patented design lets you breeze quietly through the water on the ultimate ride.
F) Dual Drive
Dual Drive is the world’s first interchangeable propulsion system. It allows you to switch from a propeller to jet in seconds, with no tools required. A propeller and guard are recommended for beginners, as is Flite Jet. More advanced riders may remove the prop guard or use True Glide for wave riding. With Dual Drive, you can try it all.
Fliteboard wings have been specifically designed for eFoiling by expert hydrodynamicists. Their wings are interchangeable, so you can customize your ride. Every configuration comes with a wing set that includes a front wing and stabilizer. Start with the Cruiser 1100 or Cruiser Jet 1500 and advance from there.
H) Flite Controller
Flite Controller is intuitively designed to make learning easy. Patented Virtual Gears system lets you balance the board and not the trigger. Beginners can enjoy gentle cruising while more advanced riders can fly at eye-watering speeds.
I) Flite App
When you’re finished riding, you can relive your ride in Flite App. It’s the most advanced and connected community platform in the industry. Compete with riders globally for top spot across four leaderboards or discover new places to ride on the interactive map.
Learning to Fliteboard is easy. Most people can learn in under an hour, especially when they start with a lesson from our very own Flite School here at Pilot Knob Marina - contact us today!