F-One Strike V3 WingFoil Wing
The best selling wing foil wing from 2022 now returns, the latest F-One V3 Strike wing has been tweaked and upgraded for 2023. The strike is the one wing to have in your quiver, designed for freeride, freestyle and wave make this the most versatile wing on the market.
Boardworx first impressions on the new strike v3, now we have had are hands-on one of the 1st v3 wings in the UK, we can tell you the changes over the v2, the leading edge and strut of the airframe now had separate inflation valves allowing for 9 and 10psi pressures, the handles have slightly stiffer feel giving better control, the back half of the canopy is made of a lighter weight but more compact ripstop, and the new load diffuser in the middle of the trailing edge is a stiffer panel to spread the load away from the strut.
Through Sail Engineering, we have 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 STRIKE 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 center panels, which are mapped to accurately follow every load trajectory. The trailing edge is controlled by a vertical panel in 66g.
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 is extended at both the high and low end, and the range of wind strengths where the wing feels perfect is greater than ever before.
The inflatable structure of the STRIKE V3 is made of HITEX 158g and 178g. This brand-new high tenacity polyester exclusive to F-ONE offers great resistance to elongation and therefore greater durability and performances.The central strut is thinner in diameter thanks to the HITEX 158g and its independent valve that allows for a better control of its pressure. Its longitudinal reinforcements help command its shape and resistance. The four central segments of the leading edge on each side of the strut are made of HITEX 178g, while the four outer segments nearer the wing tips are in 158g.
Both materials are perfectly distributed to account for the different tensions, high pressures, and weight distribution in this area.Since the beginning, we have also kept a thin leading edge diameter at the wingtips, bringing agility, comfort and glide, but also lightness and less inertia.In addition to the new HITEX, we have developed a thicker TECHNOFORCE™/D2 in 66g for the trailing edge where tensions are important and resistance essential.The rest of the wing’s canopy is in TECHNOFORCE™/D2 in 52g.
Revolutionary design for unprecedented performance.
•NewHITEX and TECHNOFORCE for increased durability.
•Perfect control of the profile and de formations to guarantee comfort throughout the entire wind range.
•Improved power delivery and planing.
•Impressive upwind performances.
•Legendary lightness and stability in free fly.
•Perfectly balanced center of traction for an intuitive rid
To further improve and optimise 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 withy our arm. This also gave us the opportunity to design the strut just as we liked. The front of it goes down straight away on your front hand before going up into the wing’s profile near your back hand. This leads to a more natural position to sheet in .
PERFORMANCE AND CONTROL
Thanks to its new design and precise fabrics placement, the STRIKE V3 is a masterpiece of aero dynamism. The perfect control of the profile and deformations guarantees unforgettable sessions.We kept the STRIKE's light weight and unique free fly stability so you can go for long surfs or downwinds without worrying about your wing and remain focused on your trajectory and foil.In your hands ,its legendary planing and pumping power are even better. When on the water, the upwind abilities are impressive with an incredibly consistent traction. This wing’s upwind performance is overall greatly enhanced throughout the wind range. If you like to glide and go fast into total control and comfort, the STRIKE V3 will bring performance and stability. For freestyle and jumping, the height and lift will surprise you and all and wings will be easier. Virtually a brand-new wing, the V3 is an improvement of the V2 in all areas and pushes the performance of a wing into new territories. While it will surely satisfy riders of the highest level, the STRIKE is also incredibly accessible to anyone wanting to discover wing foiling.The STRIKE V3 has it all and is yet again ahead of the game.
Sizes (m2) 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 Weight (kg) TBC TBC 1,7 1,87 2 2,14 2,3 2,5 Wind range (knts) 35+ 30+ 28 > 38 25 > 35 22 < 32 18 < 28 14 > 25 12 > 22 PSI – Leading Edge 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 PSI – Strut 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10