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SMIK Wing Foiling

Wing Dings

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


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.




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.



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.

When the wing loads up in strong winds, the drive then moves forward, locking the power to the front without creating back hand pressure. (when the leech is tight). Ultimately it’s a super balanced feeling between the hands throughout it’s wind range. (In fact, increasing it’s wind range.)

Handling when in neutral above the head in tacking and manoeuvres, is in fact exactly that. “Neutral”. The flatter profile makes for a lighter feeling above your head making all transitional moves easier.


Will again be able to be switched out from the rigid to the semi rigid handles. This time however in reverse. They will be supplied with the fully rigid carbon handles for control in their optimal wind range, with the option of after market purchase of the semi rigid handles for when the winds get nuclear, or super gusty. (Which is where rig control is then greatly enhanced)


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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.

Look at any other clip and compare and contrast how the wing behaves when in surf mode and the difference is stark to see. 

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