maybe... but you are making judgements from the same cinematography you just criticized
fwiw, i've looked into building my own "top of the line" e-foil...you CAN sell a carbon foil/board for $3000 and make a profit.
and also the lift is 12,000+ USD......which is double the price for the horue version
the difference is you are paying for marketing and distributors.
there is nothing novel about a lift e-foil.
this is from their own websites..
Offers an average 60-minute ride time, depending on rider weight and speed. Closer to 90 minutes of riding is common.
Takes less than 2 hours to fully charge.
Can be easily interchanged and recharged.
Is rugged, waterproof, and fully submersible.
Comes equipped with the most sophisticated internal components and automotive grade manufacturing to keep riders safe.
Weighs 29 lbs.
Its 1500Wh battery allows 60min of autonomy for a distance of about 22km. Charging is done on domestic plug in 3-5h.
Automn 60min - 22km
Charging time 3-5h
Total weight ready to fly measured and verified: 37kg
Carbon foil with removable fuselage
Bamboo / carbon board with waterproof access hatch
Floating wireless remote control
2 years legal warranty
i understand folks want
to buy that sizzle...and not the steak.
but...there is nothing novel about a lift e-foil....besides it being 1st to market.
especially considering it is now 2x the price of competitors
(i am defining competitors as efoil using similar/same battery/motor...and lightweight carbon to save weight)
also, concerning board size...you chose the board size you want (with a lift)
and the purpose of a removable wings (you determine your agility/speed/etc).....remember it is a foil.