Wing Foil board is getting more and more popular in recent years. You only need a slight wave to propel you forward, and the foil board will carry you further especially when going downwind.
Rigid foil board is still the main stream, but Inflatable wing foil board is working perfect as a supplement for brands to diversify their product line, and below is the comparison from different aspects between Rigid wing foil board and Inflatable wing foil board.
Rigid board requires big vehicle to transport and not friendly for travelling.
Inflatable board can deflate and fit in a backpack, fit for small car transport, friendly for travelling.
Rigid board requires garage or big storage space.
Inflatable board is friendly for apartment, storing in a cabinet.
Rigid board is more geometric freedom to achieve different shapes on the edge/bottom etc.
Inflatable board is less geometric freedom.
Rigid board is more stable.
Inflatable board is less stable, it need to be more volume to achieve same stability.
Rigid board is easy to damage by dings; cracks or drops.
Inflatable board is resistant to dings; cracks or drops.
Rigid board is higher cost
Inflatable board is less cost.
Rigid board is suit for those who want to sail very regularly and have enough storage space, who don’t want to take the board to travel a lot.
Inflatable board is suit for beginners who want to pay less money on it and doesn’t have enough storage space or who want to take to travel from time to time.