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Dedicated to Windfoil, the Thunderbolt range sees the arrival of the 85 and 91 to complete range alongside the already much loved 75. Add the AFS foil to make it the perfect foiling experience. Read more..
Dedicated to Windfoil, the Thunderbolt range sees the arrival of the 85 and 91 to complete range alongside the already much loved 75.
Whilst eager to respond to the demand for bigger models based on the 75's performance, we have taken the time we felt necessary to fully develop and test the best shape and refinements for each model, fully meeting the demands and constraints for this rapidly developing discipline in competition, while also fulfilling the expectations and requirements of all keen and demanding riders, for both recreational and competitions use!
Although developed as our Premier Foilboard Range, we have imbued each Thunderbolt with excellent Freeride capabilities, just in case you would like to ride yours as a normal Windsurfer from time to time.
At AHD, we are very proud to welcome the Thunderbolts into our family as we celebrate 30 years of innovation and quality in Windsurfing and 13 years of Foiling.
Construction : OSS double Sandwich Carbon
The AFS 85 benefits from the same profile design as the AFS 95.
Its shorter mast makes it the most accessible foil in our range. By reducing its drag this foil does not require flying high while also making launching and landing more comfortable.
The F-700a wing supplied is optimised to bring easy access, excellent control and great wind range to the moderately short but dynamic AFS 85, making this the perfect foil for many beginners to experienced riders looking for a great foil for most conditions and locations.
It can then be fitted with most of the AFS 'W' Series Wings to keep you flying your W85 as your skills grow, along with your desire to foil all the time!
The W85 is now lighter and even stiffer thanks to our new 85cm Hollow Mast (just like the W95/W105 range) but only the W85 in the 'AFS W range' features a Dismountable Mast and Fuselage, or a Bonded and Carbon Pinned Mast to Fuselage joint (just like the W95 and W105).
The Fuselage is the same as that of the W95 and W105 apart from the dismountable Mast feature, ensuring super compact storage in the very neat bag provided.
The W85 is now lighter and even stiffer thanks to our new 85cm Hollow Mast (just like the W95/W105 range) but only the W85 in the 'AFS W range' features a Dismountable Mast and Fuselage, or a Bonded and Carbon Pinned Mast to Fuselage joint (just like the W95 and W105), while still maintaining the excellent stability / trajectories / Vmax ratio we are so well known for with our full range.
The combination of all these features/components provides very comfortable foiling in a wide range of winds/conditions for riders from beginner to experienced, making the W85 very widely recommended as The Perfect Choice for most recreational riders!
This is the specification for the Dismountable Fuselage to Mast model:
This foil is evolutionary, so can be upgraded with any of the current range of wings from the AFS 'W' range recommended below for the dismountable W85.
The 2019> Hollow Mast W85 sets entirely new standards for such an accessible price while still being Full Pre-Preg Carbon Composite construction - Something which is important to consider when comparing with other products, and of course the W85 is now approx. 0.8kg lighter (almost 20%) at just 4.1kg!
As before, remember that we build all our foils without Aluminium or any other materials that can limit performance or rider communication as well as product durability, so you can be sure your ASF W85 foil will not only be a delight to ride, but will be strong and durable, flying really well for a long time.
Supplied as a complete Hydrofoil with Mast/Fuselage and a pair of foils (wings) inc. as standard equipment: -F-a700 access front wing -Stabilizer V1- Carbon Deck Plate- 6 x Torx M6 Fuselage to Mast Screws - 5 x Torx M6 Wing screws -Screwdriver Torx T30 - Bag to store/transport all components.