Yeah the prebuilts are big coin for sure, the drive train parts seem reasonable considering the niche is even smaller than esk8.
I haven’t ridden one as yet, but I was a level 4 windsurfer in my 20s, even an instructor at one point, and have surfed a bit when I lived in OZ for a while. Pretty sure I’d be OK with a JetSurf, though the efoil looks trickier to master I reckon.
Either way it looks like a lot of fun and I can’t see any set of circumstances where I don’t end up with an esurf in my life soon
Same here mate. I still get out now and then. My family actually owned a windsurfing and watersports business so I grew up on the things. These jetsurfs are easy as pie to ride if you have the tether remote like the petrol versions. Not sure how I’d go with a wireless remote though but however hard it is it can not be anywhere near as hard as learning to bloody windsurf thats for damn sure and man they are fun.
@Nacho thats the one I rode last year. Guy was promoting them at my local beach. They’re not crazy money for the IC version.
Makes sense as they were the first company to bring out a surfboard under power. US (this was bollocks its Czech based) company I believe and it looks like they blagged the design straight off the Swedes lol. It doesn’t look like the Malmo firm actually got into production so maybe a little buy out happened. Its very similar.
This is where I live.
Top pic is the bar to the ocean and the bottom shows the passage around the island to the lower bar. 40 km of pristine winding waterway. I ride it on my ski and the scenery is unreal. Looks like good jetsurf territory hey?
I am building my efoil for almost 2 years now. Last summer, I had 2 min ride and then fire because I took waterproofing for granted. Fortunately, battery didn’t take any water damage, only esc (maytech 200A) and metr module were destroyed.
This year, I am making my board with pro kayak builder. We are making molds for hollow waterproof board, which should be really lightweight with big space (whole board) for electronics. As far as it goes, I think I will have first real ride this winter. I am so hyped for this efoil for so long that I don’t even care if it snows when I take my first ride
I know, I know, costly mistake. I just wanted to test ride it and those “small leaks” were not so small when board was underwater with my weight over it. Electronics were in waterproof boxes, which were not so waterproof at the end. Live to learn and be patient.