F-One Strike CWC 2023 Light Wind Wing
The F-One Strike CWC leads the pack of light wind wings with their Compact Wing Concept. This allows larger area wings without the wingspan, making them lighter and more reactive in your hands. The latest V3 CWC continues with great features, like the Radial load panel layout and Nano coated micro ripstop.
Light, compact, and easy to use, the STRIKE CWC V3 is the quintessential light-wind weapon. Our patented 3-strut wing has proven to be the ideal concept for a successful large surface wing, and the STRIKE CWC has dominated light-wind wing foiling since its appearance on the market. This CWC V3 will let you show off your wing-foiling skills in full confidence on any light wind day, featuring a new and revolutionary design and F-ONE's latest technologies and materials. •Patented compact design provides maximum power with impressive manoeuvrability.•Smaller wingspan brings efficient pumping and maintains the wingtips away from the surface of the water.•A small diameter centre strut allows these large surfaces to keep a record weight.•Its perfect balance facilitates the creation of the apparent wind while increasing its high-end capacities.
•New HITEX and NANO for increased durability. For this CWC V3, we have worked on three areas: the materials, the placement of these materials and the design to improve performance and durability.
The airframe of the STRIKE CWCV3 is made of HITEX 158g and 178g.
This brand-new high-tenacity polyester is exclusive to F-ONE and offers great resistance to elongation and, therefore, greater durability and performance. The central strut is thinner in diameter thanks to the HITEX 158g and its independent valve that allows for better control of its pressure. Its longitudinal reinforcements help command its shape and resistance.
The two central segments of the leading edge on each side of the strut are made of HITEX 178g, while the remaining segments are in 158g. Both materials are perfectly distributed to account for this area's different tensions, high pressures, and weight distribution. Since the beginning, we have kept a thin leading edge diameter at the wingtips, bringing agility, comfort, glide, lightness, and less inertia. Finally, the CWC V3 features our new NANO canopy. This innovative micro ripstop polyester in 55g is used on the entire canopy of the wing.
It benefits from a NANO coating and a Plasma treatment process that brings increased rigidity, resistance to elongation and tears, and durability. With optimised materials and design, this wing remains light and comfortable.
Through Sail Engineering, we have conceived a completely new design; everything has been precisely thought-out to adapt the wing’s shape to the tensions and new materials. Every panel on the CWC V3 is precisely laid to carry a specific load. The front of the wing combines horizontal panels separated by a vertical seam from the innovative radial centre panels, mapped to follow every load trajectory accurately. A vertical panel controls the trailing edge. Small radial cuts are also implemented on the wingtips and on the back of the strut to spread tensions. Aligning the fibre exactly along the load paths means that stretch can be controlled to a never-before-seen level on a wing. Thanks to this precise load management, the wind range of the STRIKE CWC is extended, and the range of wind strengths where the wing feels perfect is greater than ever before.
With our staggered seams, the fabric and its seams work better to keep a smooth and efficient profile, and the flying shape of the wing never deforms under load. The profile control is ideal, and its stability is excellent, allowing everyone to ride fully balanced on both arms and in total comfort. The new trailing edge tensions and radial cuts have brought incredible performance and control. Located on the back of the strut, our innovative Load Diffuser made of overlapping panels of hard Mylar and Dacron helps maintain the profile sleek and efficiently, leading to ultimate stability, performance, and longevity. Every reinforcement on this wing has been reviewed to ensure durability and to save weight.
To further improve and optimize the rider’s control of the wing, we have rigidified our handles while keeping our original, lighter construction that doesn’t include any hard parts that could damage your wing, ding your board, or hit yourself. Our grippy, ergonomic and comfortable handles allow for some flexibility so your wrist is always in line with your arm. This also allowed us to design the strut just as we liked. The front of it goes straight away on your front hand before going up into the wing’s profile near your backhand. This leads to a more natural position to sheet in.
THE LIGHT WIND REVOLUTION
Light wind riding has never been so effective. Our Compact Wing Concept (CWC) patent allows adding more surface into a given wingspan without compromising lightness and performance. The two extra struts increase the wing’s surface without increasing the leading edge’s length and diameter. This specific geometry brings great power, ease of use, and a light feel with less wingspan. The compact outline makes obtaining an incredible start when planning and pumping easy. Highly manoeuvrable and easy to flip around when on the water, the CWCV3 lets you ride effortlessly, making you feel like you're using a 5m², and with wingtips naturally staying away from the water's surface. Finally, this wing's already impressive high range has been improved so you can absorb the gusts if the wind picks up. The STRIKE CWC V3 is available in four sizes, ranging from 6 to 9m². This design, perfectly adapted to bigger surfaces, has added the 9m² to the range this year. This size will allow riders of bigger stature to make the most out of their light wind sessions. Strut your stuff with the STRIKE CWC V3, a complete game changer for your light wind days.