Developed in cooperation with the NeilPryde Design Team, the 155 is a high performance foil board. It has an extra wide tail area providing a large planing surface and good leverage to the foil, allowing you to use bigger sails for an early take-off. Compared to the 135 it is bigger (220cm x 90cm) and is obviously slightly more orientated towards lighter winds and upwind sailing.
The wide tail, especially in combination with the NP RS:Flight foils, provides excellent control in the upper wind range. You can load lots of power onto the windward rail to keep the board tilted to windward and use additional lift from the foil for more acceleration, as well as very good upwind performance.
For deep downwind courses, there is an additional set of straps in the center of the tail. You will stand closer to the center of the foil and further back to control your flight over the chop.
The high angle tail cut-outs are designed to minimize drag during occasional tail touch-downs even at a high pitch flying angle of the board, such as when flying through the wind-holes on choppy water.
The forward rail area features V-angled bevels that help clear the rail from touching the water when sailing with the windward roll angle, especially on the upwind course. It also provides a very soft touch-down in cases where the foil catches air between the chop and momentarily loses lift. The nose area features a convex, round rail profile and this together with V-angled rail bevels eliminates any hard edge to catch the water in case of extreme touchdown and prevents catapults.
The 155 provides a Neutral Flying Profile – the special cross section of the board makes sure that you will see minimal changes in the actual hull lift with change in roll angles. This is an extremely important feature as a Foilboard is much more exposed to the wind than a regular board, and it is sailing at different roll (tilt) angles depending on the wind strength and sailing course.
PRO = PRO EDITION Technology
FWS = FULL WOOD SANDWICH Technology
All the HydroFoil boards come with a special, reinforced Tuttle Box. The box also fits any normal Tuttle or Deep Tuttle fins. Therefore the boards can also be used for normal windsurfing.