The Wing Plus Limited Edition is the steroid version of our Original Wing.
More power with a more pronounced and hollow canopy with an additional panel between the Center Strut and the spinnaker. This panel allowed us to reduce the diameter of the Center Strut because it is no longer forced to follow the profile. The weight loss is significant.
More visibility with its Windows, ideally placed to attack the jibes with confidence. Windows are not useful in navigation because we look ahead, not under. But to take a look without having to raise your Wing before the jibe is a real plus.
The combination of the deeper trough and PVC windows gives incredible stability to the Wing Plus. While L’Ours was designing this Wing, he marked the hollow section to keep it well in front of the rider. The Original Wings mission is to facilitate the practice. It flows very naturally when flattened out. This is not the role of the Plus that is for demanding practitioners. You want some power: go for the Plus!!!
In practice, it is about 5nds of earned in low range for the bigger guys with the Wing Plus Vs the Wing Original. It’s huge. As soon as you pick it up, you feel a firmer wing, more present, more powerful.
Generalities on the Wing:
The Wing has an inflatable structure directly in the hands of the rider. Its Handles control the flight and power delivered.
The number one asset of the Wing is its smoothness. Much less powerful than a Kite and much less heavy than a Windsurf Sail, the Wing lightly relaxes you.
Ideal when used with a Foil machine, it is much more reassuring than a Kite and much more manageable than a Windsurf Sail.
With its soft glide, you take the gusts without flinching as it absorbs everything for you. So, no need harness because its flexible structure is deformed to naturally discharge the excess power.
Ideal with a Foil, it requires more air than a Kite that will always have the advantage of towing a lot from 4/5 knots. The Wing will need between 10 and 15 knots to express itself on a Foil and will remain super easy even in 35 knots, where the Kite often goes with big risk taking.
It’s great with multiple media such as:
- Stand Up Paddle “SUP” (rigid or inflatable)
- Mountain board
- Everything that slides on the snow
The strengths of the Wing are clearly identified: simplicity, compactness and lightness it provides unparalleled freedom of movement and ease of handling. The Wing is ready to fly in 1min flat: no lines to unwind, simply two flexible slats to insert in their sheath, a few pump strokes and go.
The technology used to make the Wings is very similar to that of our Kitesurf Kites. Reinforcements are present on the zones of efforts according to the different uses.
The shape of the Wing is “self-stabilizing”. Do not imagine directing it by the force of your hands on a wishbone: it does not work like that. You lower your back hand: The Wing is lying flat over your head. You climb it up and the Wing goes up. Easy!