Adaptive Wing Design
While the industry trends towards the “all-rigid”, we have developed the Adaptive Wing Design, a unique concept offering the perfect balance between performance and comfort.
It is difficult and uncomfortable to handle a stiff, handheld wing in the high end, especially without a harness. A wing must be able to absorb that power, just like the mast bend or the opening of the leech in windsurfing or the depower in kitesurfing.
The STRIKE V.2’s Adaptive Wing Design transforms every gust into positive energy and enables a perfect control of the traction. This new wing is designed to adapt through a controlled deformation that allows the preservation of a high-performance profile and unprecedented stability throughout the entire range of use.
To reach this result, we worked on the leading edge and modified the shape of the central strut. Its cut is now segmented, allowing for an improved control of its curve and its deformations. We also enhanced the wing’s twist.
Standard materials like Dacron and Polyester are still perfectly suited for exploring the Adaptive Wing Design’s world, and both offer a huge range of design possibilities. Our experience and the feedbacks received on our previous designs have allowed us to better analyze the structural and reinforcement needs of a wing. The STRIKE V.2 will be even more solid and durable.
Pre Loaded Canopy
From the beginning, our wings have had a unique canopy tension that can be compared to that of a harden up windsurfing rig. Our wings are therefore “pre-tensioned” and made to adapt. This ideal tension of the trailing edge when riding guarantees much better performances upwind and in light winds.
Center of traction
Throughout our entire development process, we took great care of the center of traction’s stability, so power’s distribution is always balanced between both arms. The wing is stable and barely requires any adjustments from your front or backhand, thus offering maximum comfort.
Our wings are quite literally at your fingertips. Right from the start, we picked handles with a small diameter and a rectangular shape, with flatter parts that fit right into your phalanges. You don’t have to firmly grasp the handles constantly.
Once again, we went for softness instead of rigidity, so you always have the perfect angle between the wing and your arms. As our wing is already extremely stable, rigid handles weren’t necessary. With our softer, lighter, more comfortable, and well-thought-out handles, you won’t hurt or exert yourself, nor damage the canopy while packing your gear.
Weight – Control – Stability
The STRIKE V.2 keeps the V.1’s incomparable ultra-light weight that is pleasant in all phases of flight. Stability is improved by respecting the profile and the wing’s center of traction while in motion. The traction is constant and homogeneous. This improved in-flight stability allows you to keep better control of your foil and your trajectories, no matter your skill level.
The Strike V.2 provides smooth and precise steering abilities and works for you thanks to the Adaptive Wing Design.
The tensions of the fabric and profile’s distribution are improved. A new panel orientation along the warp line offers a better control and extended durability by ideally adjusting the fabric in the right direction.
The infill is kept to a minimum to ensure profile control without adding weight, and to maintain a good field of view.
The STRIKE V.2 will be inconspicuous during your free flying sessions so you can fully focus on your surfs or on the swell.
One of the unmatched qualities of our wings is that they pull you forward, not sideways. The traction of the STRIKE V.2 has been improved particularly for strong winds: you only need to sheet out to feel the power decrease and the traction go forward. It offers great navigation comfort upwind and allows you to push the limits of the high end with less efforts. In the low end, the traction is steady and does not require any adjustments. Just sheet in and the wing works for you.
With its unparalleled upwind capabilities, the STRIKE V.2 will increase your free flying time or help you win races. Its speed performance also allows you to jump higher and to benefit from an excellent lift for landings. Its compact design, with less wingspan than the V.1, offers more possibilities for tricks and a more comfortable navigation with your hands positioned lower.
Through its constant traction, control, lightweight and stability, this wing is perfect for freeriding no matter your skill level. Its power and pumping efficiency are its strengths to get planing and exploit the low end.
Expanded wind range and its advantages
We work extensively on the range of use of our wings to guarantee a great planing start and the possibility to ride in light wind. Simultaneously, we wish to push each size as far as possible in the high end to keep your riding flow in any conditions.
What are the advantages?
- A single wing is enough to give you a full range of use and comfort of navigation when the wind drops or picks up during your session.
- Gain more lift during jumps and enjoy smoother landings while keeping the same wing size in the high end.
- Start planing earlier, and thus reduce the volume and size of your board.
New V.2 sizes
The ideal minimum area of a wing can be 2.5m and the maximum 5.5m without using our 3-strut CWC patent. The STRIKE V.2 will therefore be available from 2.5m to 5.5m, and will offer a new size distribution with: 2,5 m – 3m – 3,5m – 4m – 4,5m – 5 m – 5,5m
This could also allow heavier riders to choose among 3.5m – 4.5m – 5.5m, and the lighter ones to pick between 3m – 4m – 5m.
A STRIKE V.2 is passion, smooth performances, power and control, lightness, strength, and durability.
Its dynamic stability in flight makes everything easier for you while on your foil. It provides remarkable forward traction over the entire range of use, allowing incredible feats. Whether a pro rider or a beginner, your potential with it is exceptional.
The STRIKE V.2 is much more than a wing. It is everything you need to reach your riding flow.