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Propeller Options for the Foil Drive™Updated 3 months ago



When purchasing your Foil Drive™ online, you will be prompted to select a propeller variation. 

You can purchase propellers at any stage as either spares, or an upgrade. 

It's important to understand the differences, performance analysis and recommended use cases in order to select the right propeller for you. 

The first thing to consider when selecting props is which Foil Drive kit you will be using them on. Both the Assist and the Assist PLUS are compatible with the Standard and Durable Propellers. Only the Assist PLUS can be used with Aluminium Props. 

Remember, no matter which option you select, spinning propellers are dangerous and must be respected and used with caution. Always turn your system off when moving in or out of the water.

These are the original, standard issue propellers that will come with your kit if you do not specify an upgraded option (durable or alloy). They offer the best rigidity and performance of the two plastic propeller options, however, are the most delicate so require more care. Small chips no larger than a few millimetres can be sanded back with a fine sandpaper, ensuring both props remain the same shape.  

Weight (Pair): 22.7g
Hub Compatibility: Durable Hub (Grey)
Hub Weight: 29.5g
Kit Compatibility: Assist and Assist PLUS

Pro: Best performance option for the Assist
Con: Chips easily - Requires more care when transporting

Designed to be used in debris filled waters or for offshore security, the durables are a tougher propeller option when compared to the standard (white) propellers. The extra strength comes from the materials ability to flex ever so slightly; however, this flex does create a loss of 5% efficiency and thrust. 

Watch the video below to learn more about durable propellers and how they compare to the standard white propellers.

Weight (Pair): 19.5g
Hub Compatibility: Durable Hub (Grey)
Hub Weight: 29.5g
Kit Compatibility: Assist and Assist PLUS

Pro: Less chance to damage if struck by debris - More reliable when offshore (Less likely to damage and lose a prop and have to paddle back in).
Con: Lowest performance of all three options.

The ultimate upgrade - Increased thrust, efficiency, smoothness and durability. These props are just about bulletproof! 

Enjoy a little more of everything without worrying about damaging or losing a propeller. 
These 5 axis CNC machined props are a refined, sleeker shape that do not flex under load, providing more thrust and torque throughout the power range. 

Note: We highly recommend this upgrade as 95% of Foil Drive users either have them, or upgrade at a later date.

Weight (Pair): 36.4g
Hub Compatibility: Nylon Hub (Dark Grey)
Hub Weight: 26.8g
Material: Anodised Aluminium 
Kit Compatibility: Assist PLUS (Note: While they will fit with the Assist, the RPM is too low for these propellers to produce the full thrust and torque, hence why they are not compatible).

Pro: Ultimate Durability - Increased Performance - Highly Recommended
Con: Not compatible with the Assist 

All data provided below is for comparative purposes only. This data does not reflect actual ride time as there are many variables that will alter this in the real-world including rider weight, battery age, foil selection, use case, environmental factors etc. 

Note: Data has been collected in a controlled environment using an Axis 19mm Alloy Mast, no wings, board or fuse. It is also worth remembering that in real circumstances, a rider will be using a combination of throttle percentages, also altering overall runtime. 

Although the runtime may look similar at a glance, when you take note of the time stamps (In minutes) above each data point, there is quite the variation especially around the 20-40% throttle mark. When used correctly, an extra 20 minutes of battery life can equate to significantly more water time. This graph also notes the estimated speed comparison of a fast paddle.

There are two hub variations, the Durable and the Nylon
 Durable Hub (Image left) is for Standard and Durable propellers, whereas the Nylon Hub (Image right) has a slightly different design and is to be used with the Aluminium Props only. 

Note: You MUST NOT use the incorrect hub with the incorrect props.
The Nylon Hub has a bar built into the centre to stop the alloy props from folding too far inwards. Incorrect pairing of propellers and hubs may cause damage to both parts and will stop the propellers from folding in and out as they should. 

To upgrade or replace your propellers, click here.
To learn how to change your propellers, check here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] 

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