Armstrong Foils A-Wing XPS 2023 Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Review

Armstrong Foils A-Wing XPS 2023

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Dive into our overview below, and be sure to return for the complete review soon.

Whether it's free flying, wave riding, or freestyle, the all-new A-Wing XPS brings forth a whole new level of performance, power, and control. The world's leading wing and kite designers were brought on board to elevate this design to unprecedented heights. In every aspect of the A-Wing XPS, meticulous thought, testing, and fine-tuning took place in a wide range of riding conditions.

A groundbreaking cross panel sail (XPS) design establishes an unparalleled connection while riding. This futuristic panel layout significantly reduces sail distortion by enhancing load distribution and frame rigidity. As a result, all wing sizes offer a direct and controlled feel, ensuring effortless and comfortable flying. The addition of removable carbon fiber battens minimizes trailing edge flutter and facilitates easy canopy tuning to adapt to various wind intensities.

The XPS's airfoil section, combined with our pre-twist tip geometry, generates exceptional speed and sublime upwind performance. This greatly enhances jump amplitude for freestyle maneuvers, providing ample hang time and smooth landings. This wing is also a dream for wave riders, exhibiting minimal luffing or sail flutter and demonstrating excellent stability. Thus, the rider can devote less attention to the wing and focus on completely tearing up the waves.

In terms of design, we have introduced a newly developed hybrid carbon handle (HCH). This handle boasts a rigid carbon interior skeleton and a soft padded exterior, combining control, comfort, and safety in perfect harmony.

During the development phase, we conducted extensive testing on a multitude of materials. Ultimately, we selected the highest quality lightweight Dacron for the new generation, renowned polyester Dacron, and Ultra PE woven laminate (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) for crucial reinforcements. The outcome is a meticulously crafted blend of materials that delivers outstanding strength-to-weight ratio, durability, and overall performance.

In summary, the all-new A-Wing XPS is a groundbreaking innovation that excels in free flying, wave riding, and freestyle. Designed with the contribution of the world's leading wing and kite designers, each aspect of this wing has been carefully considered, tested, and fine-tuned in various riding conditions. The XPS design, with its exceptional sail distortion reduction and enhanced load distribution, contributes to a direct and controlled feel for effortless flying. The airfoil section and pre-twist tip geometry provide remarkable speed and upwind performance, making it ideal for freestyle maneuvers and wave riding. The hybrid carbon handle design ensures a perfect balance of control, comfort, and safety. With a combination of top-quality materials, including lightweight Dacron and Ultra PE woven laminate, the A-Wing XPS achieves remarkable strength-to-weight ratio, durability, and overall performance.


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