First, titanium is corrosion-resistant and very rigid which makes it totally unalterable! Therefore the warranty for our titanium fuselages is 10 years.
Also, we have realized during computer simulations that our aluminium fuselages warp a little at high speed (~ 3-4 mm, subject to the force applied by the wings). Thus, it changes the balance of the foil. With titanium, a more rigid material, that deformation is limited to 1 mm; it then gives more stability at high speed (equivalent to a fuselage of 100 cm in aluminium).
In summary: titanium is perfect for everyone who wants to invest in a high-performance product in the long run.
My daily foil is the JOY CARBON 90. It is by far the most progressive foil on the market, but still very rigid thanks to its carbon mast and wings.
Martin Turbil, Kitefoil guru
Martin Turbil. Kitefoil guru. 34 years old.
How long have you been into foiling?
It has been fifteen years since I tried kitefoiling for the first time. I have always ben fascinated by water sports and aviation. Kitefoiling has been my way to combine both passions.
What is your favorite TAAROA foil?
My daily foil is the JOY CARBON 90. It is by far the most progressive foil on the market, but still very rigid thanks to its carbon mast and wings. its front wing profile benefits from TAAROA's years of experience in R&D, which gives the foil unique acceleration and speed. That said, my favorite remains the SWORD 108 UHM. I have never driven a race car but I imagine it's quite similar as riding that foil: powerful stable and incredibly fast. Adding a titanium fuselage takes the foil to a new level of rigidity and performance that's simply unmatched.
What advice would you give to someone starting foiling?
Ask me anything in the forum! Simply join, I'll be happy to help. Generally I think it's important to tailor your gear to the kind of foiling you are looking to do - there are a lot of variations, so finding the right fit is the key.
Benjamin TILLIER. Windfoil godfather. 33 years old.
How long have you been into windfoiling?
I have been windsurfing at a professional level for almost twenty years. Ten years ago, someone in Marseille put a foil in my hands and I was hooked instantly. It just opened a new dimension in windsurfing.
Why did you choose TAAROA foils?
TAAROA's technology and data-driven approach proves to create a next generation product, allowing me to push the boundaries of foiling with more rigidity, speed, and overall performance. I also enjoyed connecting with their engineers to understand the products better and offer my feedback on the designs: somehow, a bit of my DNA runs in these foils!
What does the evolution of foiling look like in the coming years?
I believe we'll see a lot of innovation, especially in the materials like titanium for example, which brings unmatched rigidity and performance. I'm confident foils will become safer and easier to use thanks to technology. To that point, TAAROA is working on some very cool projects - I'll share more on the forum soon!