Takuma introduces the new Kujira foil, inspired by humpback whales.
Kujira is Japanese for whale. Takuma has some japanese roots, not only with the name of the brand, part of R&D is actually located in Japan. There is an element of biomimicry in the innovation and engineering process on the Kujira foil, as it is fully inspired by humpback whales. So after two years of analysis, research and tests, Takuma are finally ready and excited to release our foil evolution : the Kujira line.
The Kujira foil was designed by Laurent Borgna, well known for having already shaken things up in the foiling world with his work on the LOL Profoil range, and Cyril Coste, Takuma founder. It is inspired by the pectoral fin of humpback whales, who are known for their agility, power and efficiency.
The efficiency of humpback whales is due, amongst other things, to their pectoral fins. The mechanics of it is basically to create lift by generating swirls. This also creates velocity while maintaining control, which is specific to this type of whale. This is what Takuma wanted to implement into this foil, and managed to do it by reproducing and adding whale-like bumps to the design. After a number of prototypes, modifications and adjustments of the shape and profile of the bumps, computer simulations, and hours of testing in all conditions, there was a clear, big improvement in terms of glide, lift and comfort in our foils.
The signature LOL upturned winglets are also found on the Kujira. It is really the same concept as in aeronautics: it feels more comfortable and reassuring to navigate, and it saves on kerosene. Using winglets on a hydrofoil will make it more efficient in terms of glide, lift and will give extra comfort while foiling.
You can immediately feel the benefits of the Kujira foil, even non professional foilers.
The Kujira is a very well rounded foils in surf and wing foiling, but it’s also used for lighter and more advanced foil in downwind.
The Kujira comes in 3 sizes 980, 1210 and 1440. The 980 and 1210 come with a 220 tail. The 1440 comes with a 240 tail.
Race-ready and made to face the competitors. The V107 1000 is designed in collaboration with World Champion Luuc Van Opzeeland and is built to be the highest performing windsurf race foil. Every part of this foil is designed to reduce drag and produce the best possible hydrodynamic performance. Each detail is precisely tuned to maximize the highest ratio speed/angle while avoiding ventilation. Providing superior stability and control even at the highest speed.
A racing specific design, geometry, and construction. The Vento 107-1000 is all about the top average speed around the course on all angles of sail. Its stability will permit you to focus on speed and tactics while racing. The W1000 front wing, with its 1,100 cm² area, adds lightwind performance keeping full control in higher wind. This is advanced racing performance, low drag and exceptional upwind ability combined with a stable and precise ride. Comes with choice of mast and 400 tail
• Mast construction: solid high modulus pre-preg carbon
• Fuselage construction: 6082 series aluminum-manganese alloy, deep anodized
• Wings construction: solid high modulus pre-preg carbon
• Front wingspan: 1000 mm
• Front wing area: 1100 cm²
• Fuselage length: 1150 mm
• Stabilizer span: 400 cm
• Stabilizer area: 207 cm²
• Weight: 4.9 kg
Thinking of riding some waves of consequence? These three boards will get you out and into whatever size waves you’d like to challenge yourself with. Semi-gun and gun outlines/rockers taken from tried and true big wave surfboard designs have been applied to these stand up designs. Flat bottom going to “V” in the tail. These are the boards Keali’i Mamala uses in XXL waves and has been riding these PRODUCTION boards at Jaws, Mavericks and Nazare.
4+1 fin box set up.
Comes with quad fin set – Front 4 3/4″ Back 4″.
This board has the classic 60’s rocker which is a lower, straighter entry rocker that allows the nose to plane up rather than getting sucked down and pearling. A smooth rocker curve going into a pronounced tail kick which holds the tail down in the wave, coupled with the 50/50 rails which also holds the board in the face of the wave to allow sustained nose rides. The outline is a classic 60’s style parallel railed template with some hips in the tail for those smooth rolling turns and cutbacks. The board comes in a flat bottom nose for more speedy nose rides or a concave nose for “lifting” nose rides.
Single fin box set up.
Comes with John’s 11″ B&B fin.