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Conceived with the latest technologies and featuring a revolutionary design, the STRIKE V3 is the ultimate performance wing. Whether it’s freeride, freestyle, surfing or freefly, this state-of-the-art wing can do it all. The STRIKE V3 delivers unparalleled performance while guaranteeing comfort, stability, power, precision, durability, and the ability to go upwind quickly and efficiently in any winds.
• Revolutionary design for unprecedented performance.
• New HITEX and TECHNOFORCE for increased durability.
• Perfect control of the profile and deformations to guarantee comfort throughout the entire wind range.
• Improved power delivery and planing.
• Impressive upwind performances.
• Legendary lightness and stability in freefly.
• Perfectly balanced center of traction for an intuitive ride.
For this third edition of our iconic STRIKE, the R&D team has worked on three areas: the materials, the placement of these materials and the design to improve performance and durability.
The inflatable structure of the STRIKE V3 is made of HITEX 158g and 178g. This brand-new high tenacity polyester exclusive to F-ONE offers great resistance to elongation and therefore greater durability and performances.
The central strut is thinner in diameter thanks to the HITEX 158g and its independent valve that allows for a better control of its pressure. Its longitudinal reinforcements help command its shape and resistance.
The four central segments of the leading edge on each side of the strut are made of HITEX 178g, while the four outer segments nearer the wingtips are in 158g.
In addition to the new HITEX, we have developed a thicker TECHNOFORCE™/D2 in 66g for the trailing edge where tensions are important and resistance essential. The rest of the wing’s canopy is in TECHNOFORCE™/D2 in 52g.
Every panel on the STRIKE V3 is precisely laid to carry a specific load. The front of the wing combines horizontal panels separated by a vertical seam from the innovative radial center panels, which are mapped to accurately follow every load trajectory. The trailing edge is controlled by a vertical panel in 66g. Small radial cuts are also implemented on the wingtips and on the back of the strut to spread tensions. Aligning the fibre exactly along the load paths means that stretch can be controlled to a never-before-seen level on a wing.
Thanks to this precise load management, the wind range of the STRIKE is extended at both the high and low end, and the range of wind strengths where the wing feels perfect is greater than ever before.
With the STRIKE V3 delivering stability beyond compare, we could have a flatter dihedral angle and thus reach a bigger projected area. In turn, the power and pumping abilities are even more improved for planing starts. This allows riders to use a smaller wing or board than before.
Finally, all profiles have been revised to accommodate our new parameters. We were able to slightly reduce the V3’s profile thickness to bring even more comfort and control in strong winds. The high end potential of this STRIKE V3 is impressive, with an effective forward traction that won’t let you overexert yourself even when overpowered.
To further improve and optimize the rider’s control of the wing, we have rigidified our handles while keeping our original, lighter construction that doesn’t include any hard parts that could damage your wing, ding your board, or hit yourself. Our grippy, ergonomic and comfortable handles allow for some flexibility so your wrist is always in line with your arm.
PERFORMANCE AND CONTROL
Thanks to its new design and precise fabrics placement, the STRIKE V3 is a masterpiece of aerodynamism. The perfect control of the profile and deformations guarantees unforgettable sessions.
We kept the STRIKE’s light weight and unique freefly stability so you can go for long surfs or downwinds without worrying about your wing and remain focused on your trajectory and foil.
The STRIKE V3 has it all and is yet again ahead of the game. Be the first to pick the third.
|Wind range (knts)||35 +||30 +||28 > 38||25 > 35||22 > 32||18 > 28||14 > 25||12 > 22|
|PSI- Leading Edge||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9|
To meet the specific needs of the development of wings and kites, and to offer a high-performance and durable product without using inaccessible materials, F-ONE has developed HITEX, a new high tenacity polyester. Available in 158g, and exclusively for F-ONE in 178g, this new material is incredibly resistant to elongation and increases the durability of wings and kites.
HITEX is an innovative, high tenacity polyester fiber with an enhanced high-quality weaving and coating that increases the fabrics’ resistance. The 178g is a new weight and perfectly matches the needs of the center strut and center of its leading edge. The lighter 158g is used in the leading edge tips.
Used throughout the inflatable structure of the wings and kites and designed to handle the high pressures when inflating, HITEX offers performance and resistance. Thanks to extensive Sail Engineering work, the R&D team has placed each weight of HITEX in different areas allowing absolute control of the shape session after session.
Sail engineering is the science of controlling our design and its behavior while flying. These features have been created with one goal in mind: Mastering the kite’s loads to maintain the desired shape for the longest time
The reactor inflation valve offers a high flow connection that twist locks the pump hose to the kite for an easy and super-fast inflation and deflation at the push of a button.
TEIJIN’s TECHNOFORCE™ is the most reliable high density polyester fabric. Its tear-stopping structure using thin and high tension yarn makes the fabric ultra-durable.
PRE LOADED CANOPY
From the beginning, our wings have had a unique canopy tension that can be compared to that of a harden up windsurfing rig. Our wings are therefore “pre-tensioned” and made to adapt. This ideal tension of the trailing edge when riding guarantees much better performances upwind and in light winds.
ADAPTIVE WING DESIGN
While the industry trends towards the “all-rigid”, we have developed the Adaptive Wing Design, a unique concept offering the perfect balance between performance and comfort.
It is difficult and uncomfortable to handle a stiff, handheld wing in the high end, especially without a harness. A wing must be able to absorb that power, just like the mast bend or the opening of the leech in windsurfing or the depower in kitesurfing.
Located on the back of the strut, our innovative Load Diffuser made of overlapping panels of hard Mylar and Dacron further helps maintaining the profile sleek and efficient, leading to the ultimate stability, performances, and longevity.
Small radial cuts are also implemented on the wingtips and on the back of the strut to spread tensions. Aligning the fibre exactly along the load paths means that stretch can be controlled to a never-before-seen level on a wing.