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The NSP Airwave mixes high-performance pre-preg carbon with precision milled anodized aluminum. The wings, mast and fuselage designs have evolved over several iterations, combining stability, durability, price and performance.
The current Pro Front Wings come in three different styles and several sizes. Designed for different styles of foiling, getting down in the full depth of their performance envelope requires advanced foiling skills.
If we compare these to the allround front wings, you will find that those hit that sweet spot where lift, responsiveness, top-end speed and glide all combine for an accessible and thrilling foiling experience. More dedicated Pro Front Wings will emphasize specific characteristics like gliding efficiency and pump over turnability and responsiveness .
Designed with performance, hydrodynamic efficiency and durability in mind. This modular platform can be tuned for every type of foiling: Surf, SUP, downwind, tow, windsurfing, wake, kite and wingfoiling.
It’s an extremely versatile foiling platform with all the necessary add-ons to allow you to customize your NSP Airwave across the entire watersports spectrum, no matter the riders weight or ability.
The backbone of the NSP Airwave is the unique 13.5cm (5.31”) wide 6061-T6 Aluminum mast. It is substantially wider than other masts for additional strength and directional stability. Connected to our beefed-up, precision CNC-cut 6061-T6 Aluminum fuselage, the Airwave will withstand loads generated from high speed turns and those inevitable wipe-outs.
The 6061-T6 Aluminum twin track mounting plate perfectly balances strength and weight. Control and lift can be adjusted with the interchangeable shims under the rear wings for the right combination of lift, stability and speed.
NSP wings feature a reinforced foam core, laminated with 100% pre-preg 3k Carbon fiber. Although more expensive to build, this construction offers the best durability. This means NSP Airwave wings will handle regular wear and tear and the inevitable groundings.
Designed to spread the load, the anodized aluminum base features screw slots instead of holes, allowing for additional fine tuning.
With a width of 135mm (5.31”), these masts are 22.5% wider than most others on the market. The wider cord allows for a more efficient foil profile, more directional stability and a higher rigidity 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum, the Airwave masts feature 3 full-length channels for increased stiffness. Airwave masts are anodized for protection and a great look, and sealed with silicone plugs to keep them watertight.
Mast 80cm - More advanced surfers/will windsurf too (1.9kg)
Airwave fuselages are designed without compromise. Our design brief was clear “must be hydro-dynamically efficient, has to be strong, stiff, cannot bend, with solid mast and wing connections and it must hold up to wipe-outs in the shore break”. Each precision fuselage is individually CNC cut from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum and are anodized for protection and a great look.
Fuselage 70 Standard in our complete packages
FW Gull Wing 1400
This is our most popular wing for intermediate to advanced foilers, looking for a general high-performance Front Wing. These shapes will Surf, SUP, wing, freeride and kiteboarding.
The Gull Wings deliver next-level efficiency, speed, early lift and bucketloads of control. Windsurfers will appreciate the natural stability that comes with a Gull Wing shape, whether you are going up- or downwind.
For wing, surf and SUP, the speed and carving characteristics are a major step up from the Allround Front Wings:
Featuring a similar profile as the NSP FW 1250, this foil has less sweep (rake), more width and a gullwing profile (dihedral) for additional roll stability. The FW 1400 is the more forgiving wing compared to the FW 1250, with more lift and easier pumping it carves loose turns and is really responsive. Designed for heavier surf & sup foilers, the FW 1400 is a perfect choice for wingfoiling, kiting, freeride windsurfing, and wake foiling.
Key design characteristics:
- Thinner profile for greater speeds
- Subtle dihedral helps stability
- Works in a wide range of conditions
|NAME||WEIGHT||WIDTH (cm)||WIDTH (in)|
|FW 1400 PRO||1.25 kg||77 cm||30.3 in|
|FW 1720 PRO||1.55 kg||94 cm||37.0 in|
|FW 2500 PRO||1.87 kg||120 cm||47.2 in|
RW 330 FLAT WING
The allrounder - flat with mild winglets, a fast and loose rear wing that works well with all NSP Front wings. This is our go to back wing. With plenty of positive rider feedback, it makes pumping a breeze.
AIRWAVE PRECISION TUNING
Most hydrofoils in the market are set to a single AOA (angle of attack) at the back wing, usually varying between one- and three degrees. The Airwave is different, as it comes with three precision tuning shims, allowing the rider to adjust the AOA of the back wing to customize the balance between lift, speed, stability and turning. For example, the 3° shim (black) allows for pumping with maximum efficiency, but is slower and at higher speeds, it generates too much lift, requiring continuous counteracting by applying front foot pressure. Switching to the 1° shim (silver) gives less lift, is harder to pump but offers maximum speed. The 2° shim (orange) is the most neutral of the three, it’s the base line we design all our foils to and is the best place to start as in regular surfing, each shim has its own feel and performance characteristics. Since a hydrofoil moves on three axis, instead of the two we recommend you experiment as your skills develop.