Compared to its predecessor, the Freeride, the new Freeride Plus swaps the shorter 75 Standard fuselage for the new 95 Plus fuselage.
This new fuselage is longer for more pitch stability while the Plus concept shifts the front wing forwards. This allows for a reduced tail wing angle that makes it more aligned with the front wing, creating what we call a High Efficiency Foil Geometry (NZ Pat. App. No. 751177). With both wings flying through the water at more parallel angles, you release more speed, you get quicker acceleration and more control.
“It’s like someone released the handbrake” Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, PWA Foil Champion.
The Freeride Plus Aluminium is supplied with a full-carbon Freeride 1100 front wing and full-carbon 500 tail wing.
The 1100 front wing is a medium-aspect wing with a raked back wing tips. A medium aspect ratio means that it will offer more lift than racing wings, providing earlier take off and better stability at both lower and higher speeds. The swept-back wing tips make it a joy to jibe. With all that extra lift and coupled with the large tail wing, the Freeride Plus is a superb foil to learn fast, fully flying foil jibes with.
The Tom Speer-designed wing section is thin and relatively symmetrical, delivering speed with consistency. It has enough shape to provide constant lift and traction at various speeds. This is critical for negotiating low wind lulls, handling high wind gusts and making a wing you can trust in all conditions.