Speed, lift and travel usually override arguably the most important aspect of your set up – well balanced flow. Manifested with a built-in metronome to keep a consistent prolonged cadence. When we set out to design this series, we were looking for an effortless turn like you are ripping powder. A temperament that will see you through the progression of flight on the first wave all the way to port to starboard wave transfers. A fluid session will always have you feeling in control of your ride as you comfortably stand upright in a natural foil position.
This is where it all starts – the personality of your levitating experience. A proper flight begins and ends with a front wing set to your cadence and velocity.
FRONT WINGS 101
Before we tell you about our Balance 1300 Wing, let’s understand the science behind Aspect Ratios and their two opposing styles. Here’s a look at how our feathered friends have evolved their wings and how we mimic their world of aquatic flight.
Longer Wingspan with a narrower depth outline allows flight over long distances without as much flapping. – Basis of Speed
Higher Aspect Ratio
As speed increases, wingspans expand, get narrower, flatter, and more streamlined at the end.
Medium wingspan with a deeper depth outline allows a soar with reliability, while the elliptical outline creates a quicker reacting turn. – Basis of Balance
SPEED VS. LIFT
Wings made by air. You can’t have the cleanest ride without having the cleanest technology. Front Wing & Rear Stabilizer Construction
A high-grade corrosion resistant alloy is placed on a 3 axis CNC machine and milled for up to 2 hours for the perfect dimension. This workhorse 6061 heat treated aluminum has a higher strength then other alloy for increased wear and tear and a more solid connections between the different parts. Fuselage & Mast Top Plate Construction
A high-grade corrosion resistant alloy is pushed through a die to the desired cross section. This workhorse heat treated 6061 aluminum has a higher strength then other alloy for increased wear and tear and a more solid connections between the different parts. Fluid / Shift Mast Construction
A compression molded construction incorporating the core of our high-end surfer wrapped in a bulletproof Surface Skin
727 Foil Board – An all-level foil specific designed board with foot straps available in 2 sizes
Fluid 28” Mast – Ride higher, and pump with more efficiency. The tallest mast in our range.
Link 3D Fuselage – A high grade machined aluminum fuselage is the perfect intersection between mast, front wing, and rear stabilizer.
Speed 1330cm2 Front Wing – This is the Speed edition – the ideal size and design for somebody that wants to jump on the gas and transfer waves with ease.
Navigator 240cm2 Rear Stabilizer – The voice of reason mounted on the back of your Link 3D fuselage.