Ok, So I did something dumb, bought an Efoil sight unseen. I did ‘research’ but in the end I didn’t want to spend 12,000 so I cheaped out. The Avante Efoil had price tag of 7,499 at the time.
I talked to the Owner, Rick a few times. He told me it weighted 55 pounds. He told me it had a Hull identification number. All of these were straight up lies. The thing arrived direct from China in 3 shipments. I was told it would arrive in 2 weeks. It took about 5 weeks, that was not a big deal. As I had never tried an efoil before I didn’t really understand what I had gotten. It seemed bigger then the pictures and I weighed the fully assembled product, 88.7 pounds. So I took this monster of a board and tried it. You can start standing on the thing because it’s more like a boat. I could get up on foil a bit but it felt unsteady. It’s also scary as hell when you fall and this 90 pound log with a sharp METAL foil is there to potentially greet you. So I took an official lesson with a local efoil instructor. He was curious about it and so he tried it. He was NOT A FAN at all. I feel it does not perform well because of the extreme weight. It’s also just cheaply made. Another potential issue, I believe it is water cooled by sucking water in from the surface into the board itself. If you are on foil for a while, how does it remain cooled?? I bought a Lift Efoil and it is AMAZING. So well made, safer, and cooled correctly. I managed to sell this piece of crap. I lost about 1,500 but was thankful as hell not be stuck with this junker. I replied to an email from Rick asking me how I liked the board. I explained that I felt he had lied. I never did hear back from him. Learn a lesson from my mistake.