The sensation from wingfoiling is beyond comparison. The feeling of freedom you get from being the only connection between the wing and the foil is unique. It is thus essential to choose the right wing to enjoy the full experience.
The STRIKE V.2 and its improved design will give you a better wingfoiling experience, no matter your skill level, its features include:
- Adaptive Wing Design: Controlled power, Performance and Comfort
- Pre Loaded Canopy: Our unique canopy tension allows the wing to keep its shape at all times
- Perfectly balanced center of traction between your two arms
- Legendary lightness, essential for freefly
- Dynamic stability for a fully controlled ride
- Exceptional forward traction to increase upwind and reduce fatigue
- Extended wind range, guaranteeing performance and control in all your sessions
- New sizes from 2.5m to 5.5m
Adaptive Wing Design
While the industry trends towards “all-rigid” wings, F-one 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 top of the wing rang, 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, F-one 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. F-one 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. F-one’s experience and the feedback received on their previous designs allowed them to better analyze the structural and reinforcement needs of a wing. The STRIKE V.2 is even more solid and durable.
Pre Loaded Canopy
The Strike is “pre-tensioned” and made to adapt as the load changes. This ideal tension of the trailing edge when riding guarantees much better performances upwind and in light winds.
Center of traction
Throughout the entire development process, F-one took great care of the stability of the center of effort stability, to ensure power distribution is always balanced between both arms. The wing is stable and barely requires any adjustment from your front or backhand, thus offering maximum comfort.
F-one’s wings are quite literally at your fingertips. Right from the start, they 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, they went for softness instead of rigidity, so you always have the perfect angle between the wing and your arms. As the Strike V2 wing is already extremely stable, rigid handles weren’t necessary.
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 effort 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 riding or on the swell.
One of the unmatched qualities of F-one’s 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 sailing comfort upwind and allows you to push the limits of the high wind range with less effort. In the low end, the traction is steady smooth.
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
F-one worked extensively on the range of use of the Strike V2 to guarantee early planing and the light wind performance. Simultaneously, they pushed each size as far as possible in the top end of the wind range to keep your riding flow in any conditions.
What are the advantages?
- A single wing gives you a bigger range of use and comfort of sailing 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 STRIKE V.2 is available from 2.5m2 to 5.5m2, and will offer a new size distribution with: 2.5 m2 – 3mw – 3.5m2 – 4m2 – 4.5m2 – 5m2 – 5.5m2
This could also allow heavier riders to choose among 3.5m2 – 4.5m2 – 5.5m2, and the lighter ones to pick between 3m2 – 4m2 – 5m2.