What is a Lift Efoil?

What is a Lift Efoil?

The LIFT eFoil

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced thrill seeker, the Lift eFoil allows you to craft adventure's with an electric, silent motor that glides through any body of water at up to 25 mph. Lift has designed their products for everyone from total beginners looking for a fun and safe experience, to top athletes who are seeking their next thrill. An entire new way to experience flight, this new craze just hit the market 3 years ago. The LIFT eFoil is built with  high tech battery powered technology. When combined with their aerodynamic wing set, flight is achieved. 

The Lift System

The Lift propulsion system delivers the most power and reliability on the market. It’s liquid cooled, direct drive, and built to run all day, every day. Lift’s sleek and hydrodynamic design is built to reduce drag in the water. Designed with minimal mechanical components for maximum torque, response, and silence.  These motors are almost  maintenance free, built to last, and made to deliver an incredible amount of power. With speeds reaching up to 25 mph while maintaining a strong 60 - 90 minute battery life per session! The possibilities are endless with this new ride. Exploring our oceans has never been more exciting than this. These motors allow for almost completely silent ride. A great new way to hangout with friends, and see the amazing sea life and animals our planet has to offer. Whether you live on a lake, ocean, or canal this board is complete and ready to rip.

The Battery

The Lift battery is made of custom lithium-ion and is built to endure the impacts of rough marine environments. With this new high grade technology Lift has dedicated time and effort to bring a quality, safe, and reliable product to the market.  This battery is easily replaceable and rechargeable, with charge times of less than two hours. With an average of 60-minutes of ride time, depending on rider weight and speed.  Lift guarantees a warranty for a year of over 300 charge cycles. Safe to say this is one of the most advanced technologies to hit our waterways.

Board Sizes

Lift recommends the eFoil for persons ages 16 years and older. Larger people are capable of riding a Lift eFoil,  for most of the boards a weight of 100 lbs. – 250 lbs is prefered. The 6’2 Cruiser board is built to handle riders up to 265 pounds comfortably. People who have experience surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and foiling will quickly be able to master the Lift eFoil. For those with no experience, don’t worry. It’s very easy to learn how to use the Lift eFoil. Lift has specifically designed a system that is easy to use and fun for all types of levels from beginners to advanced riders. 

The Feeling

The feeling of flight over water is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have! Here’s how to make it happen on the eFoil. We recommend you start by getting a feel for the board and the hand controller by lying down on the board first. Once you feel comfortable slowly begin to ride on your knees. Once you master riding on your knees feel free to stand up. Once standing, get a feel for the ride under your feet. The most important step is NOT to attempt to elevate until you feel comfortable and balanced on the board. Once you feel comfortable and balanced on the board while standing, begin to Lift by slowly accelerating and shifting your weight back, touching and going until you get the hang of it and feel the foil! This part is the most difficult part so don't get discouraged! It is so important to stay loose and relaxed while beginning to foil. The feeling of flight is a whole new experience to most and your initial reaction will be to tense up,  that is normal but just relax all your muscles and concentrate on the placement of your feet. In order to Lift off the water, you must place your weight on your back foot to allow the board to lift from  the water and begin flying, but once it is elevated you need to shift your weight forward to balance the board. This process will result in a flight over time, allowing you to fly for longer and farther.  It is so important to NOT push the throttle all the way down, slowly increase the speed and you will gain enough speed to elevate off the water. 

This is where a steady trigger finger comes into play, try your hardest to maintain a steady speed once elevated.If you feel you are losing your balance and are going to fall, make your best effort to jump away from the board and foil. Do not try to correct. You want to avoid crashing into your equipment and  find an easy way to fall off into the water, this is part of the experience. Just get back on the board and keep riding. 

See you on the water!