NSP Airwave Front Wing

NSP Airwave Front Wing

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NSP Airwave Front Wing

Pro Front Wings vs. Allround series

Compared to the more forgiving allround series, our Pro Front Wings are designed for performance foiling instead of accessibility. This means you may be able to ride one, but accessing their full performance potential requires advanced foiling skills.

Intermediate and beginning foilers are best served with the more accessible Airwave sets and/or the Allround Front Wings. Riders looking for a specific foil characteristic like sustained glide, the best possible responsiveness or top-end speed are best served with the different Pro Front Wings. Compare all wings here.


Designs by F4 Foils

All NSP Pro Front Wings are designed by California-based F4 Foils. Hydrofoil design requires a unique combination of 3D design, fluid dynamics, composites, rider feedback and sophisticated production processes. Their designs are industry-leading and compliment the different foil products offered by NSP perfectly.

FW 1325

As the smallest of the allround front wings, the FW 1325 brings just 1325 cm to the table but it still is the cornerstone of the NSP Airwave Setup. That’s why we created a complete set built around this wing for just that reason.

A moderate foil profile offers a wide range of use, with a smooth ride and great speed. Recommended as the perfect setup for surf, wake, lighter- and middleweight SUP foilers.

Due to the wide range of use, the FW 1325 comes standard with the Airwave FW 1325 set, as this is a perfect set for lighter riders wanting to get into foiling as well. In combination with the 70cm mast, the 70cm fuselage and the RW 330 rear wing, this Airwave set is perfect for watermen wanting to fly over, instead of on the water!

FW 1700

Wildly received by our test team, the FW 1700 has set the performance benchmark for early lift and stable performance. On the smaller days, the FW 1700 excels at surf and SUP foiling and it will perform well in wake foiling, free ride kiting and windsurfing too.

A similar curve as the FW 1325 offers a wide range, smooth ride and easy pump. The FW 1700 set is identical to the 1325 set but simply offers more lift, for heavier riders out there or foilers looking for a wing that works when the conditions are smaller than they anticipated.

Massively popular, the FW 1700 quickly became the wing of choice for beginning and intermediate riders weighing 75kg and upwards. The FW 1700 set features this bigger wing, as it is a perfect combination for riders weighing a little more.

FW 2000

The big daddy – the FW 2000 is the Cadillac of the allround front wings. Less accentuated curvature than the FW 1700 FW 1325 means a higher degree of lift and directional stability. Expect a smooth ride with sustained glide and exceptional bottom-end performance for riders taking the FW 2000 in the surf, a wake or wing foiling. If it wasn’t already stable, the winglets increase directional stability even further.

You are not going to turn this foil on a dime, but its sustained gide and consistent lift, even at lower speeds are very rewarding when the conditions are small. Out of all allround front wings, the FW 2000 is the most stable and directional one. For wingfoilers, the FW 2000 foil is a must!

FW 1250 Wing (Swept shape)

Built for speed – with a thinner profile, a surface of just 1250cm and a width of 70cm this is one of the fastest foils in the NSP quiver. Its swept shape helps control at high speed, especially while carving through hard turns.

Loose and highly sensitive to rider input, it is the wing for advanced foilers. String up a series of drawn-out turns and hunt down the next wave with a serious speed envelope. Designed to be usefully unstable, its upside-down curve gives you roll instability. This allows you to initiate any curve or line with minimal effort.

The FW 1250 Pro Front Wing weighs 1.1kg and is best used for surf foiling, wing-, kite foiling and wake surfing, as long as it is in a big wake.

 

FW Gull Wings

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:

Name Weight Width (cm) Width (in)
FW 1400 1.25kg 77 30.3
FW 1720 1.55kg 94 37.0
FW 2500 1.87kg 120 47.2

The Gull Wing Pro Front Wings are best used for surf foiling, wing-foiling, kite foiling, windsurfing and wake surfing.

FW Downwinders

The high-aspect gliders are designed for downwind foiling. Their outline and foil profiles combine hydrodynamic efficiency, deliver higher speeds and excellent pump characteristics in downwind conditions. These foils are based on high-performance windsurf / kite designs and have been adapted for the slower speeds of downwind SUP. Pair any size with the RW 245 rear wing for maximum efficiency and minimal drag:

 

Name Weight Width (cm) Width (in)
FW 1250 1.00kg 92 36.2
FW 1450 1.08kg 100 39.3
FW 1650 1.69kg 110 43.3

 

The advantage of a high-aspect wing like this is its efficiency. A flat shape translates to directional stability and a more effective surface in pumping motion, as more surface is equally leveraged.

 

 

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