Airush Freewing Air Wing
Airush Freewing Air Wing
What Mackite thinks:
The Airush Freewing is a great entry into wing foiling for Airush and Starboard. It's got the quality construction you'd expect from those brands along with a well researched and tested design. You can tell they did their homework and adapted some of their favorite features from other wings into this one. It comes complete with a nice backpack, rope style bungee leash (our favorite), removable leash swivel, and harness line attachment points . The placement and size of the windows are actually functional when riding. They also allow you to still pack the wing nicely without creasing them. My largest surprise testing this wing is the low end grunt. It has noticeably better grunt than most other similarly sized wings, which makes it ideal for lighter conditions, learning, or expanding the range of your wing. The boston valve is easy and trouble-free with quick deflation. The added strut dump valve on the larger sizes is another nice touch for a quick pack-down or travel.
What Airush says:
This is an all-around wing that's easy to use.
It's especially controllable when overpowered and efficient when pumping in light wind due to the generous strut diameter which solidifies the frame's stiffness. The wing is surprisingly stable when luffed in the neutral position, making it ideal for downwinders and carving.
Optimal for wingfoil beginners to down-the-line wave riders.
FreeWing shares the stoke of Kite, SUP and Windsurf into a single flying experience. Working with the design team from both Airush and Starboard, FreeWings fuse the innovation and ideology of the different sports into groundbreaking designs with refined performance. With development between Thailand, Bali, Tarifa, Cape Town and Maui, we have been able to optimize both light wind and high wind performance to suit your local conditions.
NEW ALL-ROUND WING, EXTRA COMFORT FOR ALL KIND OF USERS
We focused on reduced arm pressure and extra comfort when riding for long periods of time. Every size has been precisely designed to achieve maximum control and performance. Optimal for wingfoil beginners to down-the-line wave riders.
NEW EXTENDED WINDOWS FOR A MUCH LARGER FIELD OF VISION
High-visibility windows allows safety in crowds – the more you see, the safer you'll be!
NEW WINGTIPS ARE ANGLED INWARD FOR LARGER SIZE 5, 6, and 7
The inward angled wingtips on the 5, 6, and 7 m2 sizes to keep the tips out of the water when starting or overpowered.
NEW THICKER, SOFTER, WIDE SPANNING HANDLES
For micro trimming at speed.
NEW KEVLAR REINFORCEMENT IN THE MOST CRITICAL AREA
The Kevlar, found in a bulletproof vest, is put in the most critical area to protect the FreeWing from wearing while minimizing weight.
NEW ANGLED HANDLES
Angled handles for convenience getting started and to perform jibes and maneuvers.
NEW LEASH CUFF SYSTEM
The included leash has a cuff system that allows you to strap in with only one hand.
NEW HOSE CLAMP
ANOTHER INNOVATION FOR YOUR SAFETY
The hose clamp is used to isolate the air pressure in the central strut and leading edge. In the event of leaking bladder, the clamp ensures that some air remains in the wing.
OPEN THE HOSE CLAMP WHEN INFLATING / DEFLATING:
To open the hose clamp, push on the lever to allow the clamp to open.
CLOSE THE HOSE CLAMP DURING WING SESSION:
To close the hose clamp, squeeze the clamp together while feeling the teeth ratchet until clamp feels tight.
NEW HARNESS LINE ATTACHMENT POINTS
The harness lines reduce fatigue in the arms, allowing you to ride for longer periods.
NEW CENTRAL STRUT AIR VALVE ON LARGER SIZE 6m AND 7m
For you to deflate the larger wings faster and easier.
NEW EASY DE-POWER
Very powerful, with arm pressure minimized due to easy de-power.
NEW STRUT REINFORCEMENT
Smart localized strut reinforcements for added durability and minimum wing weight.
I purchased a 3m, 4m and 5m. These are the best Wings I have owned by far. The draft panel creates good bottom end lift with high end luffability. I believe all wings require windows for both safety and operators convenience. There are huge blind spots and when it gets crowded on the water windows are a must! I get a lot of confidence in on shore conditions that I am not jibing onto on coming traffic. I have owned both first generation Duotone and Ozone and Airush have a hit with their design!