The NEW Hover Glide Hydrofoil for Windsurfing is the choice for maneuver-oriented sailors and is forgiving enough for anyone who wants to take their first flight.
This is the go-to setup for a seamless transition from windsurfing to wind foiling. Equipped with the Infinity 76 wing, the FWind package provides the versatility, range, performance, and progression that backs the Slingshot claim of calling this one of the best wind foil setups on the market. Go through the unbox with brand manager, Wyatt Miller.
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Hey guys, I’m Wyatt Miller, brand manager for Slingshot’s Windsurfing Department, and I’m here to give you a little peek into the updated 2020 FWIND1 Hover Glide foil package for windsurfing. This year it has an ALL NEW low profile protective travel case that everybody’s going to love. When you’re packing it away at the end of the year or you’re doing a big trip, it’s great to have a fully lined case to put it all away in. When you open it up, it’s got a compartment for every single one of the components. As I open it up here, my main front Infinity 76cm wing goes here. I’ve got a nice guitar fleece-lined pocket for my mast. Another one right here for my fuse. Same thing, we’ve got … It comes with both the track adapter and the Tuttle adapters, so there’s a pocket for your track adapter and some other miscellaneous odds and ends, screws, nuts, bolts, and a pocket for the included Tuttle adapter.
It also has the perfect fleece-lined, like a guitar case, pocket for your rear stabilizer. Another super cool feature for 2020 is that both your front wing and your stabilizer come included with these nice neoprene covers. This case is great for when you’re packing it all away, but if you’re going to leave your Hover Glide assembled, it’s really nice to have a neoprene cover to protect both the front wing and the rear stabilizer. Slips on and off super easy.
The 2020 Hover Glide package, same as the 2019, comes with the Infinity 76 wing. This is my all-around favorite wing. It’s still really fast, top speeds of 27 miles an hour. Nice low stall speed of seven miles an hour. You can really come out of that jibe nice and slow before you stall and drop. It’s got downforce in the wings, so the faster you go it doesn’t just over-lift. The faster you go, the more the downforce kicks in and starts driving this wing down. It’s really my all-around favorite wing for doing tricks and in the waves.
The rear stabilizer also has the nice little neoprene cover. So, again, you’re leaving it assembled in your car at the beach. You’ve got it nice and protected.
The other really big update for 2020 that’s different from 2019 is it comes standard with the longer 90 centimeter mast. We’re finding that people are having an easier time learning to foil with a 90 centimeter fuse. It actually gives you more flight range and more time to correct your errors, so people are really opting for the longer mast.
Anyways, it’s just a great package. It’s really nice for long car trips or if you’re going to check it on a plane to have everything padded. The fleece-lined cases are pretty sweet. I think you’re going to love it.