They are here and going fast. The highly anticipated Duotone Foil Wing is a brand new way to ride waves, wind swells and exploring lakes and oceans. Starting at $665 for the 2m with boom and leash.
Wind Range (75kg and 2000cm2 front wing)
22 to 35 knots
20 to 30 knots
14 to 22 knots
10 to 17 knots
Gives the best ease of use and highest level of performance.
You choose the position of your grab on the boom, even if it just a few millimeters
Easily sliding hands to the correct position allows the rider to more easily balance load on arms perfectly.
Stabile/stiff feeling of the wing, no flexing
More solid connection to the wing and so more effective pumping
Compatibility with every wing size due to length adjustment
One size boom fits all sizes of Duotone Foil Wings
Saves weight, bulk and cost
Our first prototypes had (like the Duotone iRig) an inflatable strut (or struts) and webbing handles. We quickly evolved to a version in which the inflatable center strut was enhanced with a pvc tube (boom) that attached to the strut.
DIHEDRAL - WING (UP) GEOMETRY
Of roll stability, which is helpful for keeping the lower wingtip out of the water (the most common difficulty for beginners) and for stabilizing the wing during both straight-line riding and transitions
This roll stability is most obvious when the Foil Wing is sheeted in a bit or a lot, so the rider can always get better stability by pulling in with the back hand. If the wind is strong, just put the Foil Wing overhead (it will never just lift you up the way a kite will) and sheet in a bit for great automatic stability.
Balanced dihedral angle opted for a good blend of power and stability.
Windows, of course. Alan Cadiz (HST), who was an early adopter, an early master of the sport, and is the master instructor, insisted on big windows. They‘re super helpful whether you‘re cruising around in traffic or surfing swells downwind.
Adding battens improves wind range. A batten-less canopy that flaps a lot is a canopy that has a lot of drag. This drag makes the wing harder to handle in high wind and so reduces the wing‘s wind range.
Adding stability in the canopy and reduces flatter to a minimum
Give better upwind ability and therefore better for safety and versatility and increase top-end