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- Published: 09 May 2020
- Written by Oda Johanne
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Starboard x Airush FreeWing is here now: https://freewing.star-board.com/
The FreeWing shares the stoke of Kite, SUP and Windsurf into a single flying experience. Working with the design team from both Airush and Starboard, the FreeWing fuses the innovation and ideology of the different sports into groundbreaking designs with refined performance. With development between Thailand, Bali, Tarifa, Cape Town, and Maui, we have been able to optimize both light wind and high wind performance to suit your local conditions.
FREEWING AIR – GREAT STABILITY AND CONTROL FOR ALL KINDS OF USER
This is an all-around wing that’s easy to use. It’s especially controllable when overpowered and efficient when pumping in the light wind due to the generous strut diameter which solidifies the frame’s stiffness. The wing is surprisingly stable when luffed in the neutral position, making it ideal for downwinders and carving.
Optimal for wing foil beginners to down-the-line wave riders.
Available sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 m2.
EXTENDED WINDOWS – FOR A MUCH LARGER FIELD OF VISION
High-visibility windows allow safety in crowds – the more you see, the safer you’ll be!
WINGTIPS ARE ANGLED INWARD – FOR LARGER SIZE 5, 6, and 7
The inward angled wingtips on the 5, 6, and 7 m2 sizes to keep the tips out of the water when starting or overpowered.
SVEIN RASMUSSEN – STARBOARD CHEIF INNOVATOR
“The FreeWing Air development started back in 2012 at our Airush development center in Cape Town. In 2015 we decided to put the development on ice as we felt that a windsurfing rig was still functioning better. Then came SUP foiling, changing the game and now we are rolling out our FreeWing program, including industry-leading 4’6” x 25” boards to amazingly well-performing 7-meter wings. It´s been loads of fun for our group’s brands to develop products together and when Airush launched the first kites 19 years ago, it was under the Airush/Starboard alliance name.
Our workshop is 15 meters away from our lake in Thailand, so our days and evenings are filled with Wingboarding and pump foil testing.
We look forward to taking the sport we almost invented to the next level, the same way we have helped Windsurfing and Paddleboarding become easy sports to learn, and providing game-changing high-end performance year after year. After being in the water for over 40 years, the 3 things I am super passionate about exploring are Wingboarding, the rebuilding of Junior Windsurfing, and supporting our own Olympic iQFoil class, but the most fun is developing Wing gear.”
Learn more about How To Wingfoil:https://freewing.star-board.com/wing-foiling-how-to/
Recommended Boards: https://freewing.star-board.com/recommended-wing-boards/
FreeWing Blog: https://freewing.star-board.com/freewing-blog/
Authors: Oda Johanne