Duotone Foil Wing
2019 Duotone Foil Wing
The Duotone Foil requires the addition of the Duotone Silver Series Boom. This Boom will work on all wing sizes. Wrist leash is strongly recommended to avoid losing your wing.
Wind Range (75kg and 2000cm2 front wing)
|Wind Range||22 to 35 knots||20 to 30 knots||14 to 22 knots||10 to 17 knots|
By now you’ve seen the videos and heard the news, the Foil Wing is here! All you have to do is give it a try and see how this fun new water sport feels and be one of the first ones to try it. Wings have been around for a while, however, with the evolution of surf foiling they finally offer a totally new way to enjoy the ocean. The Duotone Foil Wing has been in development for a couple of years, and the design team have tested countless prototypes in order to create the perfect shape. During this process, it quickly became apparent that there were numerous advantages to using battens in the wing. They help to keep it rigid, reduce flutter and consequently drag, making it much more efficient. By utilising a boom, you also get unlimited choices of hand placements and a much more rigid connection to the wing itself. This helps with control and power development. The boom is also adjustable so it can be used with all of our foil wings. Particular attention was paid to the leech tension and shape; this area of the wing not only helps with upwind ability but also aids power control when pumping the wing and the foil. The Duotone Foil Wing has been fine-tuned to offer excellent responsiveness to rider input, and it is also incredibly light, giving you plenty of control on the water. The Duotone Foil Wing is taking foiling in a new direction where the only boundaries are your own imagination. All that is left for you is to take flight and enjoy the ride!
- Gives the best ease of use and highest level of performance.
- Easy handling
- You choose the position of your grab on the boom, even if it just a few millimeters
- Easily sliding hands to the correct position allows the rider to more easily balance load on arms perfectly.
- Stabile/stiff feeling of the wing, no flexing
- More solid connection tot he wing and so more effective pumping
- Compatibility with every wing size due to length adjustment
- One size boom fits all sizes of Duotone Foil Wings
- Saves weight, bulk and cost
- Our first prototypes had (like the Duotone iRig) an inflatable strut (or struts) and webbing handles. We quickly evolved to a version in which the inflatable center strut was enhanced with a pvc tube (boom) that attached to the strut.
DIHEDRAL - WING (UP) GEOMETRY
- Of roll stability, which is helpful for keeping the lower wingtip out of the water (the most common difficulty for beginners) and for stabilizing the wing during both straight-line riding and transitions
- This roll stability is most obvious when the Foil Wing is sheeted in a bit or a lot, so the rider can always get better stability by pulling in with the back hand. If the wind is strong, just put the Foil Wing overhead (it will never just lift you up the way a kite will) and sheet in a bit for great automatic stability.
- Balanced dihedral angle opted for a good blend of power and stability.
- Windows, of course. Alan Cadiz (HST), who was an early adopter, an early master of the sport, and is the master instructor, insisted on big windows. They‘re super helpful whether you‘re cruising around in traffic or surfing swells downwind.
- Adding battens improves wind range. A batten-less canopy that flaps a lot is a canopy that has a lot of drag. This drag makes the wing harder to handle in high wind and so reduces the wing‘s wind range.
- Adding stability in the canopy and reduces flatter to a minimum
- Give better upwind ability and therefore better for safety and versatility and increase top-end
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