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SMIK FW V4 Wing Ding - the V4's are further refining what were already the highest tension, ultra-responsive  wing on the market, but with tension combined with leech release, its wind range and control has been enhanced even further.

 

Enhanced efficiency and shape retention with new materials.

 

Following on from the extremely well received V3, we’ve managed to further surpass handling, control and speed with a combination of materials which helps the SMIK wing maintain its performance traits further into its lifespan. 

 

Leading Edge

To counter-balance the added weight we had to test multiple materials. Within the same range of product Code TEC offers the Challenge CODE155P which is 146gr/2 instead of DP175 used on the v3 which is 165gr/2

we gained around 70gr on the leading edge.

The Challenge CODE 155P has better tear and strength resistance,  with a double ripstop pattern that also benefits from a high-tech (UV)coating.

 

Canopy

With the use of the heavier grade (81grm-m2) Challenge code tec 95P fabric, not only does  its shape hold better whilst overpowered, it also has a super responsive crisp feeling. The life span of this material is also FAR superior. With extensive testing over a West Australian summer the wing utilising this material although weathered, held its original shape from when it was first pulled out of the bag.

The coloured leading edge fabric is the traditional weight (54grm-m2) which allows the wing to breathe a little better in pumping up onto the foil and not feeling too rigid.

*Note to mention the bladder replacements for all of V3 can be counted on less than one hand.

 

Supreme balance of power between the hands which doesn't shift as the wing powers up and locks into the forward section of the wing equalling control and drive up wind.

 

Massive wind range in each size due to efficiencies in pumping up onto the foil and then control at the top end of their spectrums.

 

OPTIMIZED PANEL ORIENTATION

Panel orientation and alignment of fibres in the body/canopy and at strut connection stress points combine to retain shape, in the moment under heavy strain and over time reducing stretching and becoming baggy.

 

FlATTER PROFLE SHAPE

What is lost in pure brut power from the V3 has been replacement with an efficiency in pumping which aids in getting up on the foil in marginal conditions for whatever size wing you’re on. Combined with the crisper feeling material, the time to initiate power as you pump is reduced, with a quicker in and out movement and engagement of power.

Top speed and pointing ability are also improved, so if you have the inclination to give racing a go, SMIK would also be a logical choice. Flatter profiler also reduces the angle of attack further improving upwind ability,of what was already a wing with awesome upwind capabilities.

 

Handling characteristics

Once up on foil, what’s noticeable is the lack of strain through the arms due to the efficiency of the flatter profile. Even in super marginal winds when just up onto the foil, the force through the arms is considerably less.

Being one of the first brands to figure out skin tension, SMIK has taken this further figuring out the combination of canopy tension combined with a looser leech tension. The paradox created is that of “tension that breathes”. This makes the rigid crip sensation, whilst also being super-efficient to pump up onto the foil.

 

Handles

They will be supplied with the fully rigid carbon handles for control in their optimal wind range.

 

SMIK Wing Foiling

SIZES      3.0 m  /  3.5m  /  4.0m / 4.5 /  5.0m /  6.0m / 7.0m

Enhanced efficiency and shape retention with new materials

Following on from the extremely well received V3, we’ve managed to further surpass handling, control and speed with a combination of materials which helps the SMIK wing maintain its performance traits further into its lifespan. 

Canopy

With the use of the heavier grade (81grm-m2) Challenge code tec 95P fabric, not only does it’s its shape held better whilst overpowered, it also has a super responsive crisp feeling. The life span of this material is also FAR superior. With extensive testing over a West Australian summer the wing utilising this material although weathered, held its original shape from when it was first pulled out of the bag.

The coloured leading edge fabric is the traditional weight (54grm-m2) which allows the wing to breathe a little better in pumping up onto the foil and not feeling too rigid.

*Note to mention the bladder replacements for all of V3 can be counted on less than one hand.

Supreme balance of power between the hands which doesn't shift as the wing powers up and locks into the forward section of the wing equalling control and drive up wind. 

Massive wind range in each size due to efficiencies in pumping up onto the foil and then control at the top end of their spectrums 

V4 SMIK wings are further refining what were already the highest tension, ultra-responsive  wing on the market, but with tension combined with leech release, its wind range and control has been enhanced even further.

 

STILL THE ULTIMATE SURF WING

What hasn’t been lost is what SMIK has become synonymous for. “The ultimate surf wing”

When thrown back in neutral, it follows automatically with minimal movement or reaction to sharp redirections when you surf. It just sits there allowing you to focus on surfing.

SMIK FW Wing Ding V4

PriceFrom $1,420.00

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