Light, compact, and easy to use, the STRIKE CWC V3 is the quintessential light-wind weapon. F-One's patented 3-strut wing has proven to be the ideal concept for a successful large surface wing, and the STRIKE CWC has dominated light-wind wing foiling since its appearance on the market. Featuring a new and revolutionary design as well as F-ONE’s latest technologies and materials, this CWC V3 will let you show off your wing foiling skills in full confidence on any light wind day.
• Patented compact design provides maximum power with impressive maneuverability.
• Smaller wingspan brings efficient pumping and maintains the wingtips away from the surface of the water.
• A small diameter center strut allows these large surfaces to keep a record weight.
• Its perfect balance facilitates the creation of apparent wind, while increasing its high end capacities.
• New HITEX and NANO for increased durability.
For this CWC V3, F-One worked on three areas: the materials, the placement of these materials and the design to improve performance and durability.
The leading edge and central strut of the STRIKE CWC V3 are 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 two 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, F-One also kept a thin leading edge diameter at the wingtips, bringing agility, comfort and glide, but also lightness and less inertia.
Finally, the CWC V3 features the new NANO canopy. This innovative micro ripstop polyester in 55g is used on the entire canopy of the wing. It benefits from a NANO coating and a Plasma treatment process that brings an increased rigidity, resistance to elongation and tears, and durability. With optimized materials and design, this wing remains light and comfortable.
Through Sail Engineering, F-One 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 CWC 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. 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 CWC is extended and the range of wind strengths where the wing feels perfect is greater than ever before.
With 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 and its stability is excellent, allowing everyone 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, the 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, F-One rigidified their handles while keeping the original, lighter construction that doesn’t include any hard parts that could damage your wing, ding your board, or hit yourself. The grippy, ergonomic and comfortable handles allow for some flexibility so your wrist is always in line with your arm.
This also gave F-One the opportunity to design the strut just as they 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.
THE LIGHT WIND REVOLUTION
Light wind riding has never been so effective. F-One's Compact Wing Concept (CWC) patent allows adding more surface into a given wingspan without compromising lightness and performances. The two extra struts increase the wing’s surface without increasing the leading edge’s length and diameter.
This specific geometry brings great power with ease of use and therefore a light feel with less wingspan. The compact outline makes it easy to obtain an incredible start when planing and pumping. Highly maneuverable and easy to flip around when on the water, the CWC V3 lets you ride effortlessly, making you feel like you’re using a 5m², and with wingtips naturally staying away from the surface of the water.
Finally, the already impressive high range of this wing has been improved so you can absorb the gusts if the wind picks up.
The STRIKE CWC V3 is available in four sizes, ranging from 6 to 9m². With this design perfectly adapted to bigger surfaces, F-One added the 9m² to the range this year. This size will allow riders of a bigger stature to make the most out of their light wind sessions.
Strut your stuff with the STRIKE CWC V3, a complete game changer for your light wind days.
COMPACT WING CONCEPT The pending patent Compact Wing Concept is an F-ONE innovation. This new design offers a compact shape, easy to handle and offers amazing light wind riding sensations without compromises.
TRIPLE STRUT This unique Wing geometry with its two additional struts allows adding more surface into a given wingspan.
STAGGERED SEAMS This brand-new F-One's design innovation offers an amazingly sleeked profile for more efficiency and sharper performances. Original staggered seams have been implemented on critical parts of the kites. The seam’s tension line is broken offering a perfectly leveled canopy profile when the kite is fully powered. The fabric is orientated towards tension. The perfectly even canopy profile brings a sensational stability without feeling disturbances in the bar.
RADICAL TIPS Small radical 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 mean the stretch can be controlled to a never-before-seen level on a wing.
LOAD DIFFUSER Located on the back of the strut, F-One innovative Load Diffuser made of overlapping panels of hard Mylar and Dacron further helps maintaining the profile sleek and efficient, leading Theo the ultimate stability, performances, and longevity.
INFILL STRIKE V3 CWC The infill is kept to a minimum to ensure profile control without adding weight, and to maintain a good field of view.
STRIKE V3 CWC HANDLES To further improve and optimize the rider's control of the wing, F-One rigidified their handles while keeping their original, lighter construction that doesn't include any hard parts that could damage your wing, ding your board, or hit yourself. F-One's grippy, ergonomic and comfortable handles allow for some flexibility so your wrist is always in line with your arm. This also gave F-One the opportunity to design the strut just as we like. The front of it goes 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.
STRIKE V3 CWC KEVLAR REINFORCEMENT ON LEADING EDGE Most seams on the leading edge are protected with an abrasion-resistant Kevlar fabric to prevent the seams from deteriorating when he kite's profile is subjected to aggressive ground friction.
STRIKE V3 CWC KEVLAR REINFORCEMENTS The wingtips are protected with abrasion-resistant Kevlar fabric reinforcements.
STRIKE V3 CWC VALVES The wing features two highly efficient inflation valves: one on the central strut and one on the leading edge. These two areas of the wing face different forces, and thus require two different pressure recommendations. As a result, the central strut is thinner in diameter and gains in rigidity thanks to its independent valve that allows for a better control of its pressure.