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Lift's new lightweight eFoil promises newcomers a smoother ride

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Lift has redesigned its fiberglass board from the ground up for improved stability
Lift has redesigned its fiberglass board from the ground up for improved stability
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The Lift3 is priced at $9,995 for the Light Battery version, and $10,995 for the Full Range battery
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The Lift3 is priced at $9,995 for the Light Battery version, and $10,995 for the Full Range battery
Puerto Rican startup Lift has introduced its third-generation eFoil
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Puerto Rican startup Lift has introduced its third-generation eFoil
Lift has redesigned its fiberglass board from the ground up for improved stability
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Lift has redesigned its fiberglass board from the ground up for improved stability
The Lift3's Light Battery, which is 6.5 lb (3 kg) lighter than the Full Battery option, still offers 60 minutes of ride time (compared to 100 minutes)
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The Lift3's Light Battery, which is 6.5 lb (3 kg) lighter than the Full Battery option, still offers 60 minutes of ride time (compared to 100 minutes)
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Puerto Rican startup Lift has introduced its third-generation eFoil, offering customers a cheaper point of entry to the young but burgeoning watersport, and a smoother ride at the same time. The company has redesigned its board from the ground up for improved stability, while a new lightweight battery option makes it easier to transport to and from the water.

Lift glided into the eFoiling scene in 2017 with a debut model that carried a cost of US$12,000. This price point is common terrain for these electrified, hydrofoiling surfboards, that includes models like the $13,000-Fliteboard and $14,000-HydroFlyer. Lift is looking to widen the appeal with a cheaper option, but one that doesn't compromise on performance.

The Lift3 is priced at $9,995 for the Light Battery version, and $10,995 for the Full Range battery
The Lift3 is priced at $9,995 for the Light Battery version, and $10,995 for the Full Range battery

To do so, it has moved away from carbon fiber boards and created a proprietary fiberglass blend that involves melting down the tiny strands into what it says is an ultra-sturdy material. This process is guided by the company's engineers to optimize the aerodynamic shape for hydrofoiling, with the result apparently being a more stable ride for newcomers and casual riders.

Also new is the Light Battery, which is 6.5 lb (3 kg) lighter than the Full Battery option but still offers 60 minutes of ride time (compared to 100 minutes). As with the original model, the Lift3 uses a swappable battery system so users can keep an extra on standby and be back on the water following a quick exchange.

Puerto Rican startup Lift has introduced its third-generation eFoil
Puerto Rican startup Lift has introduced its third-generation eFoil

The new model is also controlled by a wireless Bluetooth handheld remote, while users can select from either the sporty 200 Surf V2 wing or more stable 250 Surf V2 wing, designed to be more suitable for new riders. There will also be two sizes to choose form, the 4-ft 9-inch performance oriented model, or the 5-ft 4-inch model said to offer enough stability for the whole family to climb aboard for the ride.

The Lift3 is priced at $9,995 for the Light Battery version, and $10,995 for the Full Range battery. You can check out the promo video below.

Introducing the LIFT3 F eFoil

Source: Lift

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Tommo
Careful on those shallow reefs..!
Aermaco
I would want a fish avoidance system;; maybe two big eyes as lights to scare off even white sharks, and then move faster after they turn and chase?, i'd likely just fall off anyway ;-(
Robert Daly
To everybody who owns one of these water skateboards, please don't go anywhere where there is real surf. It is hard enough surfing as it is, having water skateboarders in the way really, really annoying.
sonic
I know they're razor sharp, I wonder how often they cut up the fish.