Hydrofoiler XE-1

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Reviews

The latest news and reviews about the Hydrofoiler XE-1.

Customer Reviews

New Zealand pilot customer and avid cyclist, Catherine, attended our Customer Ride Day at Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, and talked about her first ride on the XE-1.

“I think that if you do mountain biking, it does give you a bit of an advantage… a lot of it is about [your] balance.”

U.S. customer, Phil, recently visited New Zealand with his wife to meet with the Manta5 team and ride the XE-1 he has already pre-ordered.

“It’s just like being on a bike, you can put as much effort into it as you want…you can definitely get a superb workout on that.”

Dan Martin, a Manta5 customer from New Zealand, meets with the Manta5 top team rider, Stacey, to get the hang of the submerged and beach launch.

“It took a bit of time… and a lot of patience. Now it’s just about practice, practice, practice.”

Chris attended our Customer Ride Day at Lake Tarawera, spending the day learning how to master his 60th surprise birthday gift.

“It’s a unique experience on the water… it’s a really neat sensation for someone that likes water and [the] outdoors.”

Nicolas, an avid cyclist and sailor from France, came along to try out the XE-1 for his first ride.

“I’m cycling quite alot, so when I found this on the internet I found it really interesting… it’s pretty incredible!”

Andy Magness, tech writer for outdoor gear review site GearJunkie, took some time to try out the XE-1 and can see its benefits as a training tool.

“I can see that as a fitness tool going out and doing intervals… cruise for a while, then do 30 seconds on level 2 or 3 to get your heart rate up. It’s pretty cool!”

Media Rides

Media Ride Video from CNET

“Truly a new experience and a new way to be out on the water.”

Justin Jaffe, CNET

“It’s simultaneously familiar and foreign, which makes for an absolutely exhilarating ride that sticks with you long after you’re done.”

Drew Prindle, Digital Trends

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April 13, 2021

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December 21, 2020

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February 24, 2020

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January 28, 2020

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January 15, 2020

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January 10, 2020

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January 8, 2020

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January 8, 2020

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June 17, 2019

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July 25, 2018

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July 11, 2018

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March 5, 2018

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November 14, 2018

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