F-One Strike Hand Held Hydrofoil Wing. The patented light wind wing revolution
|Wind range (knts)||10> 22||08 > 20||06 > 15|
This 3 strut wing is not just a wing with 2 more struts. It has been a thourough process to control the twist of the 2 struts and therefore the power and performance of this new wing. Using the high performance design they had in the STRIKE range along with the incredible control of the cloth tension formed the base to start such an ambitious design program.
The two extra struts increase the wing’s surface without increasing the leading edge’s length and diameter. Once we were able to fit a 6m into a short 5m leading edge we were then able to build a 7m and 8m with the same concept.
The control of the leading edge’s length offers more rigidity in the canopy and the trailing edge is completely controlled, adding performance.
Because touching the water while riding is one of the issues of the big size, they have also worked on the profile of the tip. They naturally stay away from the water surface. If they do hit the water, the design allows the wing to glide over and not stop you as it normally would. This allows you to ride with your hands at a normal height and not with your arms above your head.
This new geometry brings great power with ease of use and therefore a super-light feel with less wingspan. The wing is more maneuverable, easier to flip around when on the water. Pumping is super easy and gets you planning in no time as the wingtips don’t touch the water when you bend your arms. This unique compactness allows a very comfortable ride with big wing sizes.
Light wind riding will have never been so performing.