Nearly two years after the release of our first swing we have found the ultimate way to add surface to the wing without compromising lightness and performances. The new patented Compact Wing Concept allows adding more surface into a given wingspan. We have added 2 struts to the existing one offering the most compact shape on the market for the bigger sizes.
The first 3 trusts wing is not just a wing with 2 more struts. It has been a tough process to control the twist of the 2 struts and therefore the power and performances of this new wing. The high performances design we had in the rest of the STRIKE range and the incredible control of the cloth tension was a necessary base from which 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 offer more rigidity in the canopy and the trailing edge is completely controlled, adding performances.
Because touching the water while riding is one of the big sizes issue, we have also worked on the tips profile. They naturally stay away from the water surface. If they do hit the water, their design allow them to glide over and not stop you as it 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 wing tips 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.