iQFoil Equipment Distribution - Unfortunately with the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, production on all components produced in China - Foils, Sails & Rigs - have been frozen since beginning of February. We have invested in masks, quarantine scanners and some others to protect our workers and we got the good news today that the IK Pacific Facility (Sails Factory) has been approved by government to reopen and resume work, hopefully by the end of the week. We expect our delivery schedule to be delayed by around 3-4 weeks but will release any updates as we receive them.
On a positive note 300 boards (hulls), twice our original forecast, have been made ready to be shipped as expected at the end of February.
Youth Equipment - A decision has been made to modify the specifications of the Youth Board, to meet the requirements of the French Federation Junior Program.
We selected a board that was not only great for Juniors, but also taking off in lighter winds and having more control .
The hull also is more efficient on a fin, while this shorter fin at 56 cm, improves safety further.
The board was found better suited for the Youth program as well and has been tested by riders from 55 to 92 kg in 6 to 30 knots.
Members of the Junior program will now not need to invest into a new board when going from Junior to youth, thus we can keep more riders in the sport with this cost efficient offering.
Distribution of youth equipment will be delayed until the initial distribution of Olympic (senior) equipment has been actioned.
The new width of the youth board is 85cm, all the rest of the components have been kept untouched. iQFOiL Product Guide
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