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WINGFOIL EQUIPMENT

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PACKS

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WING

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WHICH FOIL FOR YOUR WING FOIL PACK ?

Today, in the world of wing foil and whatever the brand, we can often find two types of wings – the “elongated” wings or more technically with a slender aspect ratio (high-aspect) (left wing below and flyer wing or performer wing at afs) – and the more “shovel” or low-aspect wings (right wing below or carver wing at afs)

These two programs are completely different in feel and in the way they navigate. There is no one that is more efficient than another. A round, carver type wing will encourage the foil to be playful and want to carve. Naturally, these are wings that want to go one way or the other. These are wings that will also fly very well at low speed. A high aspect wing is a wing that needs to express itself more in the high revs, and therefore at high speeds. They will also be more nervous for pumping. For a beginner, choosing his wing foil pack, we will rather advise to play the card of the tolerance and the versatility of a carver which will really help, tolerate, and support the rider. To help you find the best wing foil pack for you, we have sorted them by size/level. Two types of packs: Fly for beginner/intermediate & Fire for intermediate/expert

  • Pack Fly S: for beginners/intermediates with a weight of -65/75kg

  • Pack Fly M: for beginners/intermediate riders with a 75kg/90kg body size
  • Pack Fly L: for beginners/intermediate riders with a weight of >90kg
  • Pack Fire S: for intermediate/expert riders with a weight of -65/75kg
  • Pack Fire M: for intermediate/expert riders with a 75kg/90kg body size
  • Pack Fire L: for intermediate/expert riders with a weight of >90kg

HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN CARVER, FLYER AND PERFORMER?

When we start, we need a wing that flies early to have fun quickly. The Carver range meets all these requirements. For someone who already has some experience in the world of gliding (windsurfing, kite,…), the Flyer range allows to have a more slender kite and therefore to go for more speed and dynamism. Finally, for a person who already practices wing and wants to improve his equipment, the Performer range with its thin profile allows you to push your practice.

The most important thing to equip yourself with a wing foil is above all your level and your size. When you are a beginner, you should not hesitate to put some surface in front wing size. This provides stability and low speed flight. The key to success for a beginner is to fly as fast as possible and therefore at low speed. You will find below a comparative table to know which surface to choose according to your size for a wing foil practice.

-65kg 65-70kg 70-75kg 75-80kg 80-85kg 85-90kg 90-95kg +95kg
Carver 1500 Carver 1500 Carver 1500 Carver 1500 Carver 1700 Carver 1700 Carver 1700 Carver 1700

SHOULD YOU ONLY LOOK AT THE SURFACE OF THE FRONT WING TO CHOOSE YOUR WING FOIL PACK?

We often get the question, “I have a 1700 Fone Gravtiy front wing, is it equivalent in lift to the Carver 1700?” The answer is no. Indeed, there are several parameters that come into play to measure the lift. There is of course the surface of the wing but also the thickness of the wing. A thick and rather round wing at the front is more powerful and therefore more buoyant than a thin wing. Moreover, the weight of the material is an important parameter: the lighter it is the faster it takes off.

WHAT IS THE SPAN, SURFACE AND ASPECT RATIO?

In English, span means scope. This represents the length of the wing. The string represents the width of the wing.

The aspect ratio is a coefficient which allows to characterize the elongation of a wing. It is the squared length of this wing divided by its surface. This gives a coefficient that will allow to compare the wings between them. For example, between a Carver 1700 (AR=5.5) and a Flyer 1300 (AR=7), the latter has less string compared to its length, so its aspect ratio is higher.

You will find below a comparison of the span, surface and aspect ratio of the different wings of our range (C=Carver, F=Flyer, P=Performer) :

C1500 C1700 F850 F1000 F1300 P750 P950 P1250 P1450 P1650 P1900
Span(mm) 905 961 800 840 1000 750 840 950 970 990 1025
Surface area(cm2) 1500 1700 850 1000 1300 750 950 1250 1450 1650 1900
Surface area(cm2) 1500 1700 850 1000 1300 750 950 1250 1450 1650 1900
Aspect Ratio 5.5 5.4 7.3 7.1 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.2 6.5 5.9 5.7

The choice of the stabilizer

The richness of the foil is the possibility to adjust several parameters and factors that can really modify the behavior of a foil. The stabilizer is one of them. A large stabilizer at the back will provide lift. That is, it will really help you get started. It will also provide lateral stability thanks to its span.

The more we reduce the size of the stabilizer, the less drag we will have, and therefore the more lightness, speed and especially manoeuvrability we will have.
A stabilizer that will be less wide at the back will facilitate the pivot, the carving. Be careful when choosing a wing foil pack, especially when you are a beginner, not to go too low on the stabilizer surface. Indeed, this can certainly bring dynamism but also instability when you start.

In addition, we have two types of stabilizers in the AFS range: the Tracer and the Performer. The Tracer range has been developed to practice wing in all disciplines (freeride, freewave…). The Performer range allows you to perfect your skills in one discipline. Indeed, they have been developed for specific practices – Performer Wing for high speed wing practice (thinner profile), and Performer Surf/Sup for surf wing practice, freestyle (profile with more dynamism).
The choice of stabilizer size depends on your front wing. In order to guide you, here is a guide to the right stabilizer for your front wing.

Freeride Freerace Surf Wing Freestyle Surf/Sup Foil Windfoil
P1900 T440 PW260 PS350 PS350 PS260 T440
P1650 T440 PW260 PS350 PS350 PS260 T440
P1450 T310 PW260 PS260 PS350 PS260 T310
P1250 T310 PW230 T250 PS260 PS260 T310
P950 T200 PW230 T200 PS260 T200 T250
F1300 T310 PS260 PS350 PS260 T310
F1000 T250 PS260 PS260 PS260 T310
F850 T200 PW230 T200 PS260 T250 T250
C1700 T440 PS350 PS350 T440
C1500 T310 PS260 PS350 T440

(C = Carver, F = Flyer, P= Performer, PW = Performer Wing, PS = Performer Sup/Surf, T= Tracer)

Which mast size to choose?

Today on our ALPHA range, we recommend 2 mast sizes to start with: 82 cm and 92 cm. A 92 cm mast will be fine in heavy seas as well as at high speeds like windsurfing. Indeed, the height allows to delay the moment when the board will touch the water or the moment when the foil will leave the water. The length of the mast is a kind of damper. On the other hand, the 82 cm mast leaves less room for maneuvering but is perfectly suited for closed waters or with less swell. Before choosing, it is important to ask yourself what you want to do and on which spot you will practice. Then we have the ALPHA Performer range in sizes 97 and 107 cm for intermediate/expert level practitioners.

How much board volume in wing foil?

The bigger the board, the more it floats. We often advise to choose a wing foil pack, a board that is +25/30 liters compared to its own weight. So a 70 kg rider can choose a 95 litre board. This brings stability and a very quick start to the schedule.

FIRE OR FLY?

In the AFS Boards range, we have two types of boards: Fire and the Fly, which are complementary The Fly is a rectangular board with width (shape tomo). The width of the board allows you to position yourself well and find your balance easily. We are on rounded rails, which will bring softness and be very smooth in fact when you will come in contact with the water. You will be able to make SUP foil, wing foil and why not surf foil also with the smallest sizes. It is very accessible, very easy and very soft, so it is ideal for those who want to practice wing foil quietly. For the Fire, we are on shapes which are much more compact with less width implying less stability in archimedean, which makes it possible to reduce the bulk in particular in flight. We are on smaller volumes and sizes. The outline is much tighter with rails that are completely straight, unlike the Fly where we are on completely rounded rails. The straight rails bring dynamism and firmness to the fingerboard. The recovery is instantaneous, providing a nervous board. It is the ideal board for those who want to improve their wing foil skills.

AFS FLY – 65kg 65-70kg 70-75kg 75-80kg 80-85kg 85-90kg 90-95kg +95kg
Beginner Fly 5’3 Fly 5’3 Fly 5’3 Fly 5’10 Fly 5’10 Fly 6’2 Fly 6’2 Fly 6’2
Intermediate/Expert Fly 4’8 Fly 4’8 Fly 5’3 Fly 5’3 Fly 5’3 Fly 5’3 Fly 5’10 Fly 5’10
AFS FIRE – 65kg 65-70kg 70-75kg 75-80kg 80-85kg 85-90kg 90-95kg +95kg
Beginner Fire 5’2 Fire 5’2 Fire 5’5 Fire 5’5 Fire 5’8 Fire 5’8 Fire 5’8 Fire 5’8
Intermediate/Expert Fire 4’9 Fire 4’9 Fire 4’9 Fire 4’9 Fire 5’2 Fire 5’2 Fire 5’2 Fire 5’2

Which wing size should I choose?

When you are a beginner, a larger wing like a 5m2, is a definite advantage because it is more “quiet” than a 3 or 4m2. A 5m2 offers real support, and more weight when inflated with the wind which really stabilizes the sailing. It allows you to concentrate on your support. A 4 m2 requires more wind, often implying a more agitated water, so not always ideal when learning. Of course, the wing size depends on the practicing weight.

A transparent window?

Today, we can see some brands producing wings with transparent windows. The biggest risk is the ageing of the pvc that is used. Folds age poorly, especially when the temperature changes. This pvc tends to crack and then opens. However, a window can clearly be an advantage from a visibility point of view. Without a window, it’s a style of navigation, you have to get used to lifting your wing, looking before turning.

09

THE GUIDES

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help you start foiling in general
through all the disciplines
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