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Decrypting F-One’s New Compact Wing Concept

5 May , 2021  

Light wind riding is one of the wingfoil’s challenges as we want to offer power and performance in the lightest conditions. We needed to rise to the challenge, understand the sport and its intricacies in order to offer the appropriate response to the rider’s needs.

F-ONE presents its patent pending Compact Wing Concept and its Triple Strut design.

What is the CWC?

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 performance. The new COMPACT WING CONCEPT adds more surface into a given wingspan. We have added two struts to the existing one in order to offer the most compact shape on the market for the larger sizes.

The two extra struts increase the wing’s surface without increasing the leading edge’s length. The trailing edge is completely controlled offering a lot of rigidity in the canopy and a reduced aspect ratio.

As we have been able to keep the 5m’s span, we have been able to keep the same leading edge’s diameter and offer thinner wingtips for less weight and more maneuverability.

What’s New?

COMPACT WING CONCEPT

The patent pending Compact Wing Concept is a F-ONE innovation. This new design offers an easy to handle compact shape as well as amazing light wind riding sensations without any compromises.

TRIPLE STRUT

With its two additional struts, this unique wing geometry allows for added surface into a given wingspan.

The Main Advantages

POWER

The wide surface of the wing allows you to enjoy the lightest winds. Pumping is super easy and gets you planning in no time.

MANEUVRABILITY

The reduced span makes the wing very maneuverable considering its wide surface. It is also easy to flip around when on the water.

CONTROL TOUCH

The additional struts add a curve in the wingtip. They naturally avoid the water even when bending your arms.
In case the wing touches the water, the tips just glide and stop you from falling.

The CWC in the Line

The Compact Wing Concept has been added to the STRIKE’s range offering 3 new sizes. 6.0m, 7.0m and 8.0m.

The CWC in Action

At the first wingfoil world tour event of the 2021 season, Mondial du Vent 2021 in Leucate, France, light conditions made it pretty tough for most of the competitors, yet Titouan Galea won the finals with the latest 6m CWC prototype which allowed him to ride at ease in under 10 knots.

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