Waydoo Explorer vs Patroller
You might be wondering what Waydoo wing is right for you. The explore or the patroller. In this video we’ll break down what you can expect and how to choose the right wing for you.
If you’re new to efoiling or foiling in general the choice is easy opt for the Patroller. If you’re experienced, you might want to consider the explorer. Let’s break down the differences.
Waydoo Explorer Package:
The Explorer has a surface area of about 1640 cm squared and will get onto foil at a slow speed and offer gear stability. This is ideal if you are new or simply looking to cruise leisurely.
The package includes the Explorer wing and short 25.6 inch or 60cm mast. This is a very forgiving height and will make for a shorter drop when you fall.
This combination is great for early planing and foiling at slower speeds. If this is your first efoil the Explorer package is the perfect place to start. Consider this option if you have family or friends who will be learning or using as well.
Material: Carbon fiber Size: 30.2 x 11.3 x 2.5 inches Weight: 3.3lbs / 1.5kg
The Patroller package includes the Patroller wing and longer mast. It has a surface area of about 1069 cm squared. The mast is 33 inches or almost 84cm . This is still quite forgiving but gives the rider more room to rise and take sharp fast turns. The smaller area of the Patroller wing makes it great for more experienced or adventurous riders looking to carve at higher speeds. The Patroller is faster and more maneuverable than the Explorer wing. This is a great option if you happen to be an experienced kite or wing foiler.
Size: 27.4 x 8.8 x 1.7 inches Weight: 2lbs / .9kg
Written by Ryan Rygo Goloversic
Rygo has been a staple is the kiteboarding community since 2012. An avid adventurer, waterman world traveler. He spends his time competing on the KPL world tour, teaching kiteboarding, wingsurfing and efoiling around the world. You can catch him in Florida most of the winter having adventures with the efoil Miami team