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Armstrong Downwind Foil Board

£2,099.00 - £2,299.00
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SKU: SD_04170
Size: DW 8'1" (128L)
Regular price £2,249.00
Regular price £2,249.00 Sale price £2,249.00
Regular price £2,249.00
Regular price £2,249.00 Sale price £2,249.00

Armstrong Downwind Boards
The evolution of the Downwind board concept.


Overview:


Taking what Armstrong learned from the Downwind boards initially introduced in 2023, the
evolution of these boards is faster, more refined and even more stable per size for riders
from rookie through advanced. Like the previous generation, these boards are also
terrifically versatile and are excellent for lightwind winging and SUP surf foiling.


Seeking greater efficiency and user friendliness in the paddle popup, each size has been
lengthened by 3.5-5% to improve paddling speed and increase stability. The foil tracks
are now further forward as well for increased manoeuvrability and lift. When combined
with subtle refinements to the rocker line and overall shape of the tail, these boards lift
off the water exceptionally cleanly and easily.


Inspired by the new deck grip design on Armstrongs Wing FG foilboards, the Downwind and
Downwind Performance boards include a fully redesigned grip tailored specifically to
provide riders with maximum control, comfort and versatility when downwinding. In
conjunction with the flatter deck shape, this grip features raised central bars above the
foil tracks and elevated blocks in each corner of the pad, front and back, for intuitive foot
placement. Boards come with deck grips uninstalled so that riders can finish building
their perfect setup.

 

  • Increased Length: Each size sees a 3.5-5% lengthening, enhancing paddling speed and stability.

  • Split Foredeck: Inspired by the Wing FG foilboards, the split anhedral foredeck shape effortlessly sheds water.

  • Refined Bow: Improved paddling efficiency, touchdown recovery, and reduced swing weight for enhanced pumping and carving.

  • Minimal Deck Recess: A flatter deck design adds volume and quickly sheds standing water.

  • New Deck Grip: Featuring raised arch bars and corner blocks inspired by the Wing FG range, providing intuitive foot placement references.

  • Diamond V Tail: All-new tail shape with more rocker and an extra chine for improved takeoff performance and reduced tail touchdowns.

  • Foil Track Placement: Tracks pushed further forward for increased lift and manoeuvrability.

  • Carbon Foil Tracks: Proprietary carbon fibre foil tracks are keyed directly into the fibres of the
    stringers for a fully integrated construction.

  • Proven Construction: Deck to bottom i-beam dual stringers provide maximum structural rigidity and durability.

 

Specs

● 96L: 7’2 / 218cm x 19 1/2" / 49.5cm x 5 1/2” 14cm
● 106L: 7’5 / 226cm x 20” / 50.8cm x 5 3/4” / 14.6cm
● 116L: 7’9 / 236cm x 20 1/4" / 51.4cm x 5 3/4” / 14.6cm
● 128L: 8’1 / 246cm x 20 3/4" / 52.7cm x 6” / 15.2cm
● 140L: 8’5 / 256cm x 21 3/4" / 53.6cm x 6” / 15.2cm