Presentation of the F-One SK8 HM Carbon front-wing
The SK8 has been designed to surf.
Its overall shape provides a fine balance between glide and maneuverability, which allows the user to tear a wave apart and then pump back to the peak effortlessly.
It doesn’t just turn. It carves.
Maneuverability is nothing without power, speed and control. Lay into turns with ease and speed, push through the carve and see how the SK8 holds a steady line and delivers even more speed.
It is meant to stay in the pocket.
With specific wingtips design, the SK8 is able to hit white water without too many turbulences, allowing surf-style turns and breaching pretty much any part of the foil.
Carve, pump, fly.
Take the SK8 for a wing ride, and you’ll feel a fast, easy-to-go-upwind foil that you can surf all the way from the offshore swell until the impact zone.
Built using the Monobloc structure with pre-preg carbon, the foils are both very light and strong. This setup brings improved load transmission and better stiffness throughout the different parts for maximum control. The High Modulus Carbon fiber layup leads to even more rigidity and dependability that will propel you to incredible performances in each session. The TITAN connection allows to plug in either an aluminum or carbon mast.
The SK8 comes in six sizes, ranging from 550cm² to 1050cm².
- The 550, 650 and 750cm² are recommended with the Monobloc Tail XXXS Carving 160.
- The 850cm² will be at its best when paired with the Monobloc Tail XXXS Carving 180
- And the 950cm² and 1050cm² with the Monobloc Tail XXS Carving 200.
With a thin profile and higher aspect ratio, the Monobloc Tail Carving range is the way to go if you need speed and maneuverability. These will provide a looser, more snappy feeling, as well as a faster pumping pace.
|550 cm²||67 cm||8.2||0.78 kg|
|650 cm²||72.5 cm||8.1||0.89 kg|
|750 cm²||77.5 cm||8.0||1.03 kg|
|850 cm²||82.5 cm||8.0||1.09 kg|
|950 cm²||87 cm||8.0||1.20 kg|
|1050 cm²||91.5 cm||8.0||1.35 kg|
The High Modulus Carbon fiber layup is 1.5x stiffer than the regular carbon fiber used in other constructions. The percentage of high modulus fiber has been carefully adjusted to obtain the best stiffness in both bending and torsion while keeping enough comfort for any kind of practice.
Having a stiff and solid assembly between all the parts of the foil, is key to making it perform at its best as well as easy to handle.
The connection of the front wing with the fuselage is highly stressed and loaded, it is one of the critical area of the assembly in terms of structures.
The MONOBLOC wings are molded together with the fuselage in one shot, thereby removing the connection and the chances for unwanted and parasitic movements.
The structural fibers of the fuselage are spread into the wing to achieve the most natural, sound and light connection.
It is also incredibly stiff and provide absolute control at all times, with the foil responding perfectly to all of the riders input.
When the overall dimensions are too large for convenient transportation, a connection is set into the fuselage, behind the mast where the loads are smaller.
|Titan connection |
The TITAN connection enables a very stiff and direct connection between two parts, locking efficiently any movement in all directions.
Its format is compact which is hydrodynamically friendly and very easy to use, assemble and disassemble.
Do you know how to assemble your F-One hydro-foil?
Here is a video about the assembly of the kitefoil and next about the setup: