Neil Pryde

NP Glide Wind alu/carbon

8 799,00 kr

(inkl. moms)

175199

KATEGEGORI FREERIDE / WAVE

Glide Wind har fetare framvinge vilket ger otroligt tidigt lyft och därför perfekt som första foil. Du kan köra den i vågor samt freestyle. Tack vare den feta profilen kan man svänga lätt när du ska lära dig flygande gippar.

Du kan välja mellan Deep Tuttle och Power box.

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Tez, you are an experienced freeride foiler. Could you tell us what freeride foiling is about and what you enjoy the most about it?

 

Tez: For most people, freeride windfoiling will be about making use of light wind (sub-18 knots) and flying back and forth. Gybes will then be the move of choice I think. This is a good thing and definitely the main area industry bods should be focusing on rather than pouring all energy into high performance ends of the spectrum - foilstyle and racing (although these niches do need due attention as well). 

 

There are two main reasons I like windfoilingFlying back and forth in 12 knots of wind, effortlessly, with the sun beating down and nobody else on the water is pretty much picture postcard perfect. This was my scene most days this summer with the UK experiencing Mediterranean like conditions. It was like this for about 7 weeks!

 

The other reason is I can be on much smaller sails than most others. If it's 25-30 knots then great. But for everything below that threshold being able to use your small sails when all other riders are still on big rigs is just bliss. Why restle with anything bigger when you don't need to...?

 

What level do you need to be able to start freeride windfoiling?

 

Tez: I don't think there's a level that we can categorically say is when you should start foiling. In one of your previous articles about a light wind spot in Brazil, Marcello was explaining how he takes beginner windsurfers and transitions them to foiling as soon as they've cracked the sport's fundamentals. And why not? After all, learning to foil is no harder than learning to plane using a harness and footstraps.

In fact, due to there being no real necessity to use footstraps and harnesses foiling for progressing riders could end up being easier. For most sailors looking at foiling they'll already be planing comfortably. Some maybe going round corners whilst others will be aiming to crack that elusive carve gybe.

GLIDE WIND is our foil for easy cruising and carving, as well as for small waves and freestyle. With an early take-off it flies at low speed, allowing first-time foilers to feel safe and comfortable. This all-round foil is very stable, and even allows you to zig-zag around while foiling.

If you are new to foiling this could be your go-to foil.

It is designed with round edges on the wings for safety and engineered for low-speed take off. We recommend using small sail sizes and any bigger freemove, wave or freestyle board as well as medium sized freeride and freerace boards, check out our sister brand JP for the right board.

The foil’s front wing shape prevents accidents on the waters and softens landings. It is ideal for early foil stages from schools to clubs.

Our innovative Powerbox system, the Aluminum mast and perfectly blended fuselage offer the best connection to most windsurf boards. It is specifically designed to work on narrow boards (from freestyle-wave 100L to large freeride boards), which we also used for the product testing phase.

This foil will ensure that you will love foiling, as you glide over the water.

  • Mast: 70cm
  • Front wing span, Small: 64cm
  • Tail wing span, Small: 40cm
  • Base: Powerbox base system OR Deep Tuttle Box base system
  • Construction: Aluminum / Pre-preg carbon layout with inner foam
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MY FOIL STYLE
FREERIDE / EASY RIDE