Sizes: 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 m²
Redefine wing foil riding, surfing and freefly with the SWING V3. Thanks to its stability, lightness, maneuverability and control, our legendary SWING is the ultimate wave-riding and downwinding wing. Boasting F-ONE’s new and revolutionary design as well as the latest technologies and materials, this wing delivers maximum performance in surf and open ocean swells.
For this SWING V3, we have worked on its lightweight feel and balance to allow us to orient its program towards surfing and downwind. We mainly focused on three areas: the materials, the placement of these materials and the design to improve control and durability.
The airframe of the SWING 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 also help control its shape and resistance.
The three 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 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.
The SWING V3 features our new NANO canopy. This innovative micro ripstop polyester in 55g is used on the entire canopy of the wing, except on the trailing edge. It benefits from a NANO coating and a Plasma treatment process that brings an increased rigidity, resistance to elongation and tears, and durability.
Finally, the trailing edge of the SWING V3 is made of our new HT80, a woven double ripstop high tenacity polyester. This material will bring significantly increased tear resistance and strength to the area, especially in the waves when flagging the wing.
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 SWING 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 80g. 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.
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 control of the profile is ideal, especially in the high end where stability is superb 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 further helps maintaining the profile sleek and efficient, leading to the ultimate stability, performances, 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 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.
EXCEL IN THE WAVES
The SWING V3 is virtually a brand-new wing and an improvement of the V2 in all areas. With optimized materials and design, this wing is super stable, light, comfortable and balanced, all while maintaining a certain smoothness in its traction.
The SWING V3 has a reduced wingspan to make it easy to maneuver and surf; any change of direction is much smoother. You can concentrate on your trajectories, the waves, and controlling your foil without needing to check if the wingtips are touching the water. It holds perfectly in the air in a neutral position when turning in the waves and flies itself flawlessly, leaving you free to use the power of the wave with little resistance. Surfing or downwinding will undoubtedly bring sheer joy.
Its compactness coupled with the new, more powerful profile give it an excellent planing start with an easy pumping. This will allow every rider, regardless of their level, to use a smaller surface area for even more maneuverability. Its traction will also enable you to go for a smaller board for even more freedom in your surfing.
The SWING will easily pick up speed but with a good angle, before being easily forgotten about in freefly. It generates power immediately, and this instant power can turn out to be crucial when kicking out of a wave or waterstarting to safely get to the next set. Finally, this wing is also perfect for attempting and succeeding in all maneuvers such as jibes and turns, 360, etc.
Overall, wing foiling with a SWING V3 is exceptionally intuitive. Beginners and experienced riders alike will enjoy its gentle feel and ease-of-use. Thanks to its wide wind range, riding in both the high and low end has never been so fun, and drawing dreamy lines has never been so easy.
|Wind range (knts)||35+||30+||28 > 38||25 > 35||22 < 32||18 < 28||14 < 25||12 < 22|
|Recommended inflating pressure (PSI)||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
The reactor inflation valve offers a high flow connection that twist locks the pump hose to the kite for an easy and super-fast inflation and deflation at the push of a button.
It provides a high air flow rate between the struts and leading edge.
Sail engineering is the science of controlling our design and its behavior
while flying. These features have been created with one goal in mind:
Mastering the kite’s loads to maintain the desired shape for the longest
1 – WARP TENSION LINE
Woven fabrics feature a longitudinal 0° yarn (Warp) and a transversal 90° yarn (Weft). Therefore, a fabric has great elongation resistance and strength capacities if you apply tension at 0° or 90° along the yarns. But it will deform and stretch when tension is applied at, let’s say, 45°.
2 – LOAD CONTROL PANELING
When engineering the load control paneling, we make sure that fabrics panels are warp/weft oriented, meaning that the load path runs through the yarns. Fabric and seams are then in the best position to receive tensions and maintain the original kite shape.
3 – STAGGERED SEAMS
Most of the kite’s back lines tension is distributed through the trailing-edge panels and seams. As seams are significantly stiffer than the fabric they join, they tend to strain under loads and therefore deform the profile. The staggered seams break that line of tension by balancing the stiffness between seams and cloth, which helps distribute the load over a wider area and maintain the original shape even under high loads.
4 – FABRIC WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Our sails feature four different cloth weights, from 52 up to 155gr/m². Sail engineering allows us to control our shape and drive load tensions without using heavy fabrics or bulky designs, therefore we can reduce fabric’s weight and use. It results in a lighter, optimized kite.
The HT80 is a woven double ripstop high tenacity polyester that brings increased stability and allows a better control of the profile of the kite or the wing.
This material guarantees great resistance to elongation and tears, as well as increased durability overtime.
To meet the specific needs of the development of wings and kites, and to offer a high-performance and durable product without using inaccessible materials, F-ONE has developed HITEX, a new high tenacity polyester. Available in 158g, and exclusively for F-ONE in 178g, this new material is incredibly resistant to elongation and increases the durability of wings and kites.
HITEX is an innovative, high tenacity polyester fiber with an enhanced high-quality weaving and coating that increases the fabrics’ resistance. The 178g is a new weight and perfectly matches the needs of the center strut and center of its leading edge. The lighter 158g is used in the leading edge tips.
Used throughout the inflatable structure of the wings and kites and designed to handle the high pressures when inflating, HITEX offers performance and resistance. Thanks to extensive Sail Engineering work, the R&D team has placed each weight of HITEX in different areas allowing absolute control of the shape session after session.
Moving away from kite fabrics
The efforts on a kite and on a wing are completely different.
Here, we are talking about the structure of our products. Even if the canopy is the surface that receives the wind, the leading edge and the struts of a kite or a wing make up the main structure, and therefore guarantee their qualities in flight.
Held by two central handles, its two sides tend to deform under wind pressure. This is why the leading edge of a 5m² kite is between 10-15cm in diameter, while the leading edge of a wing with the same surface is about twice as big.
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The larger the diameter of the leading edge, the larger the surface area of the fabric.
The air pressure in a volume is applied to the cm², under the formula:
pressure (Pa) = Force (N) / Surface (m²).
With the same inflation, the material of the leading edge of a wing receives a much higher pressure than that of a kite.
Moreover, in normal use, a wing is more often left flapping, dragged on abrasive surfaces, soaked in salt water, etc.
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The ideal fabric for a wing has increased pressure resistance, limited deformation, and outstanding durability.
The High Tenacity Polyester: HITEX.
After working with our fabric manufacturer partners for a long time, we decided to use High Tenacity Polyester, a technical material offering a high resistance to elongation and superior durability.
Because each part of a wing does not require the same resistance to deformation, we developed two weights: 178g for the center of the wing and 158g for the wingtips.
The center of the wing must not deform in any way; it is the direct link between the user’s hands and the wind, and its rigidity guarantees stability of the wing while riding.
It is however interesting to keep the wingtips less rigid. Indeed, a controlled deformation of the wingtips allows to pump more efficiently, to absorb strong wind gusts, and thus to offer an increased comfort throughout the ride.
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The use of this high tenacity fibre, in weights perfectly adapted to our sport and our designs, has allowed us to reduce the diameter of the leading edge and to limit the use of additional reinforcements. This results in improved aerodynamics and reduced weight, offering better performances.
The HITEX is coated with PLASMA, an innovation exclusive to our supplier, which guarantees increased durability of the fabric. Coupled with high tenacity polyester fibres, it makes HITEX the most durable material on the market. Our wings stay in good shape much longer and thus retain their original design and performance over time.
This micro ripstop polyester 55g is used on the canopies of our SWING V3, CWC V2, BREEZE V4 and ONE V2. Wings and kites are often left in the wind to flap. They are also very often wet, salty and sandy; all factors that weaken them. The canopy must therefore be very durable to keep its rigidity over time and to ensure the same performance level between the day of purchase and the end of its life. It benefits from a NANO coating and a Plasma treatment process that brings an increased rigidity, resistance to elongation and tears, and durability. Used by our bluesign-certified factory, Plasma is an eco-friendly technology that uses less chemicals in the finishing process while guaranteeing the same performances and stability.
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