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Wing foiling apparel brand FLYTE launches in the UK.

Wing foiling apparel brand FLYTE launches in the UK with clothing products aimed wingsurfers of all skills levels. Sam from FLYTE got in touch to tell us more. ‘Being keen water people and recently taking to Wing Foiling we became hooked with the sport and became inspired to create something unique for the Global Foil community.’ ‘When we started building […]

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Sroka wing foil gear test – Skyrider 5’5, 1350 HA L foil & 5m Wing V3.

Sroka will probably be a new name for some but with Bruno Sroka at the helm (an ex-pro kiter and all round knowledge watersports bod) you can guarantee the equipment will be solid and high performance. Based in France Sroka sent us their Skyrider 5’5 wing foil board, their 5m Wing V3 and the 1350 HA Lift foil. Here’s what […]

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Challenger Sails Ikaroz 5m wing review.

Challenger Sails may be a new name for some wingfoilers. But Claudio Badiali’s Italian sail brand has been around for a while. Taking the PWA Slalom Windsurfing title in 2022, with pilot Maciek Rutkowski standing tall on the podium, Challenger Sails are held in high regard by many windsurfers. Challenger Sails Ikaroz wings are also gaining favour among the foiling […]

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AK V1 Compact 105L wingsurf board test.

Wingfoiling boards come in many shapes and sizes. Your level, style and local conditions will dictate what type of gear you plump for. Pics: Mike Pringuer. The AK V1 Compact 105L, for most intermediate level wingers, may just be your perfect partner – despite it being billed as freestyle specific. Competent performance freerider’s will also find favour with the 105L. […]

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Wingsurf and windfoil knowledge tips & tricks.

Whether learning or improving with either wingsurfing or windfoiling (perhaps both) there’s no accounting for knowledge. Particularly wing foiling, which for many riders is a completely new concept. Windfoiling calls on those windsurfing foundational building block skills riders have honed over many years. Wingsurfing is a completely different kettle of fish. But even windfoiling, once you start to levitate, becomes […]

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Blast it! Hyde Sails Blast 5m wing test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, Mike Pringuer, Nick Masson. Hyde Sails may be vaguely familiar. The Southampton based yacht sail company were also, back in the day, purveyors of highly regarded windsurf sails. We’ve heard from many who owned and used their sails. Fast forward to present times and Hyde have a successful kitesurf kite manufacturing business. With the […]

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Wing foiling brands you mightn’t be aware of – the NOT usual suspects!

Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, Mike Pringuer, Jonny Williams. With wing foiling continuing its rise in popularity, and seemingly companies pedaling wingsurfing kit popping up overnight, we wanted to check out what some of these not so well known brands offer. Info regarding the likes of Duotone, Fanatic, Naish, Starboard and so on is readily available. But there’s a raft of ‘fringe’ […]

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Foilshop UK’s wingsurfing wing performance overview article.

With wingsurfing/wing foiling wings being numerous these days it’s hard to determine what does what and which would suit you as a rider – whatever your level. Whilst this article doesn’t feature every wingsurfing wing available it does focus on a decent number, giving a performance overview of what each wing will deliver in terms of performance. Our friends over […]