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Armstrong A-Wing XPS Lightwind

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SKU: SD_230524XPS7
Size: 7.0m
Regular price £1,109.00
Regular price £1,109.00 Sale price £1,109.00
Regular price £1,109.00
Regular price £1,109.00 Sale price £1,109.00

Armstrong A-Wing XPS Lightwind

 

AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER NOW - WITH EARLIEST DESPATCH DATE 29TH MAY 2024

Revolutionising the lightwind wing

Sizes: 7.0m | 8.0m

The Armstrong XPS Lightwind is like nothing you have tried before, transforming performance in lighter airs. With their amazing wind ranges you can make the most of every opportunity to get in the water and no matter how light the forecast gets.

The A-Wing XPS Lightwind will push you to progress, packing a remarkable punch in even the slightest breeze while hardly being confined to any conventional “big wing” boxes; super manoevrable and engaging to ride, light and terrifically balanced, and an all-around no brainer to fly - the new standard for lightwind fun!

 

The Power Batten is an ace up its sleeve.

A primary design challenge with wings, large wings in particular, is making sure everything stays the right shape when riding. Located at the rear of the canopy perpendicular to the strut, Armstrong's patent-pending carbon fibre Power Batten maintains a precise airfoil profile along the full length of the wing from leading to trailing edge. This dramatically improves power generation through the center of the wing with hyper-efficient airflow and enables the wing’s signature bat tail outline. A narrower wingspan with less outboard weight is more balanced, much easier to pump up onto foil and overall feels smaller than other wings of equivalent area – all huge wins out on the water.

 

Cross Panel Sail Design Where it all comes together.

The innovative Cross Panel Sail (XPS) design provides an outstanding connected feel to the wing when riding. By arranging the canopy panels at diagonal angles, this futuristic panel layout greatly reduces sail distortion and improves load distribution and frame rigidity. This gives all XPS Lightwind sizes a very direct and controlled feel for easy and comfortable flying. Removable carbon fibre battens minimise trailing edge flutter and provide easy canopy tuning for varying wind strengths.

 

Airframe and Canopy It’s what you’re made of.

Weight and stiffness are everything when chasing performance, especially in lightwind wings. The XPS Lightwind’s leading edge is made from new generation high quality lightweight Dacron, tried and tested polyester Dacron and Ultra PE woven laminate reinforcements which provides excellent torsional stiffness and rigidity while minimising weight and achieving real-world durability. Teijin Technoforce D3 canopy material is light and strong and complements the Cross Panel Sail Design perfectly. The canopy windows are made from an ultra-clear and foldable TPU which adds minimal weight to the setup while providing terrific visibility in all conditions.

 

Get a Grip Comfort through innovation.

The proprietary Hybrid Carbon Handle (HCH) design has a rigid carbon interior skeleton and a soft padded exterior. Also found on our XPS wings, it’s a light and ultra-stiff combination that offers the best balance of control and comfort. The strut shape positions the handles in a highly ergonomic position to boost your session endurance. A lack of hard edges also adds an element of impact safety for you and your board.

 

Features:

  • Airframe: New generation high quality lightweight Dacron, tried and tested polyester Dacron and Ultra PE woven laminate reinforcements are light and stiff and helps the airfoil maintain its precise shape.
  • Cross Panel Sail Design Canopy: Boosts canopy tension and load distribution for a direct feel when powered. Teijin Technoforce D3 canopy material.
  • Power Batten: Patent-pending carbon fibre bar that enhances wing performance. Extended UPE reinforcement, special stitching details and double layer UPE end pockets.  Replaceable. 
  • Trailing Edge Battens: These carbon fibre battens minimise trailing edge flutter and are removable for a tunable feel. 
  • Hybrid Carbon Handles: Rigid carbon skeleton with a soft, padded exterior
  • Windows: Made from TPU that is ultra-clear, lightweight and can be folded for an easy packdown. It also handles cold temperatures without cracking.
  • Specifications: 

7.0m2

  • Wind range: 7-15kts
  • Area: 7.0m2
  • Span: 357.5cm
  • Weight: 2.9kg
  • Max PSI: 6

 

8.0m2

  • Wind range: 4-10kts
  • Area: 8.0m2
  • Span: 374.4cm
  • Weight: 3.2kg
  • Max PSI: 6

Package includes: bag, spare battens and patch kit.