GLIDER WING DESIGN
The Glider's high aspect ratio and relatively straight leading edge increases flight efficiency for a maximum glide with less drag.
The front view: relatively flat for maximum lift and pumping efficiency. The asymmetrical foil profile section gradually reduces in thickness towards the wing tips for extra speed and glide.
The High Aspect Ratio RAZR 250 tail wing was specially developed to pair with the high aspect ratio Glider front wings for the ultimate in flat-water flight performance.
HOW ARE THE WINGS BUILT?
With a dose of high-precision, high temperature CNC-milled molds, a dash of extremely high pressure and some finishing touches by a robot sander. We build these wings in 100% high-modulus pre-preg carbon fibre using a mix of uni-directional fibres, bi-axial fibres and a proprietary ultra-light core. The wings are unbelievably light, stiff and responsive. A double overlap along the leading edge and trailing edge maximises stiffness and strength.
Are they the lightest wings in the World?
We think so. We don't have access to all available wings but from what we've seen, the wing-building technology that took us three years to perfect puts us in the unique position of having hyper-stiff, bomb-proof wings that are the lightest we've ever seen.
FRONT WING FITTING:
QUICK LOCK II
The front wing slides over the fuselage and locks in place with a quick half-turn of the pressure bolt. By inserting spacers, Quick Lock II lets you adjust the wingbase - the distance between the front and tail wing, by up to 4cm.
Will this front wing work with other fuselages?
Quick Lock II front wings fit only Quick Lock II fuselages. They won't work with first generation Quick Lock fuselages or the Evolution fuselages.
MORE LIFT, NEUTRAL OR MORE SPEED?
TRIMMING YOUR TAIL WING
More angle gives more lift. Less angle gives more speed. Once you've trimmed the tail wing angle to your liking, simply tighten the two bolts. There's no need to undo these bolts again. The tail wing and tail piece stay together, ready for Quick Lock assembly / disassembly.
TAIL WING / TAIL PIECE DESIGN
The RAZR 250 H.A.R. uses a super-thin profile and gentle C-shape configuration to blend speed, efficiency and maneuverability. H.A.R. stands for High Aspect Ratio: the wider span and narrower chord increases aspect ratio, making this tail wing the preferred choice for flat water foiling where added speed and glide is desired.
The tail wings are made from 28 layers of high-modulus carbon, pressed at high temperatures under tremendous hydraulic pressure for maximum precision, stiffness and performance.
The carbon tail piece is available in sizes 31, 36 and 40. We chose the 36 for the standard wing set since the 36 adds more stability while still offering plenty of maneuverability and reactivity.
Use the 31 to add maneuverability. Use the 40 to add stability.
The Gliders are wide, super-high aspect wings for maximum glide. Ideal for lakes and flat water foiling. The smaller Glider 900 and 750 sizes are also suitable for waves and freestyle.
Available sizes: 1700 / 1400 / 1100 / 900 / 750
Combine the wing set with either a Monolithic Carbon mast set or an Aluminium V8 mast set to make a complete foil.
What's in the E-Type Wing Set Box?
|Front Wing:||Glider 1700 / 1400 / 1100 / 900 / 750|
|Tail Wing:||RAZR 250 H.A.R.
|Tail Piece:||Carbon 36|
|Other Parts:||Bolts and Torx Key|
|Wing Spans:||1700: 113cm / 1400: 106cm / 1100: 95cm / 900: 84cm / 750: 74cm|
|Wing Aspect Ratios:||1700: 7.5 / 1400: 8.0 / 1100: 8.2 / 900: 7.8 / 750: 7.3|
For additional protection, Starboard Foils Wing Covers and the Starboard Foils Team Bags are available to purchase separately.
Recommended Team Bag size:
XXL V2 - 107cm x 40cm x 16cm
What mast upgrades are available?
Wing sets need to be paired with a mast set to make a complete foil. There are two choices: the Aluminium V8 mast sets offer maximum strength and stiffness and a lower price point. They are available in 72cm, 82cm and 92cm lengths. The 72cm is suitable for those looking for more stability and control. The 82cm is a good all-rounder while the 92cm is suitable for those looking for more ride-height.
Then there are the ultimate masts, our Monolithic Carbon series. Super light, fast, maneuverable and stiff, these offer the best foiling performance for the most efficient flight. Available in 72cm, 82cm and also 92cm and 102cm for maximum performance wing foiling.
What wing upgrades are available?
Swapping the Glider front wing for an S-Type or E-Type increases maneuverability, stability and control. What you lose in pumping performance and gliding speed, you gain in carving maneuverability, precision and low-speed stability.
The X-Type is also available, a thin, low-lift symmetrical wing offering our highest speeds and the highest level of foiling performance.
What tail wing upgrades are available?
The RAZR 250 H.A.R. can be swapped out for a RAZR 250 or 220. These low-aspect tail wings give you more power and low-speed stability while sacrificing some speed and flight efficiency.
What tail piece upgrades are available?Swapping the 36 tail piece for the 31 tail piece shortens the total fuselage length. This shorter length will make your foil more maneuverable and react quicker for tighter, faster turns. For some, the shorter fuselage can improve pumping efficiency.
The 40 tail piece is also available. This longer tail piece will give a more stable ride.
Can I cut down the tail piece to make it shorter?Yes. Tail pieces can be cut down to match your personal style. After cutting it short, you just need to drill a new access hole to be able to tighten the Quick-Lock bolt inside.
How does the tail wing trim angle affect foil performance?
In general, setting it in the middle gives the best all-round performance. Most of us tinker around and end up adjusting it back to the default middle setting. If we do add tail wing angle, it's generally because we need more lift. This could be due to the board being extra long, the wind being extra light or the wave being extra small. If we reduce the tail wing angle, it's to gain speed and to improve control at higher speeds.