2020 NeilPryde Glide Wind M AL Foil Tuttle Head
Designed for freeride and larger freestyle wave boards
GLIDE WIND is our friendly, easy cruising and carving foil. Also suitable for wave riding in small waves and freestyle. With an early take-off it flies at low speed, allowing first time foilers to feel safe and comfortable. This all-round foil focuses on extreme stability, early flying and surprisingly even allows you to zig-zag around while foiling.
Ever dreamed about foiling but felt that it might be too dangerous or difficult GLIDE WIND is the perfect tool to get into foiling. It is designed with round edges on the wings for safety and engineered so that the lowest possible speed is required for take-off. We recommend using small sail sizes and any bigger freemove, wave or freestyle board as well as medium size freeride and freerace boards.
GLIDE WIND front wing shape prevents catapults and softens landings. Ideal for early foil stages from schools to clubs. GLIDE WIND is the foil that will finally let you experience the amazing sensation of foiling and see why it is the latest craze in watersports around the globe.
Our innovative Powerbox system, the Aluminum mast and perfectly blended fuselage offer the best connection to most windsurf boards. Specifically designed to work on narrower boards (from freestyle-wave 100L to large freeride boards). We actually chose this board combination when testing and developing.
GLIDE WIND creates foilers. This foil is easy and, most importantly, SAFE.
New CNC reinforced base construction. Two deep vertical tube connections to the mast for maximum strength, eliminating movement and ensuring perfect load transfer. Avoids vibration around the upper attachment area. Initially mounted with a Powerbox base system.
x10 M8 titanium plated Stainless Steel bolts for maximum strength to weight ratio while preventing any corrosion problems. All using T-40 Torx drive, delivered with the product.
TAIL WING ADJUSTMENT
Delivers inverted thrust to balance the main wing and maintain easy control and stability. Foil is perfectly trimmed for average weight sailor (75-80kg) with tail in neutral position.
Heavier sailors, especially in light winds or during the learning process might prefer slightly more stabilizing force that a down tilted rear wing provides. Also, this down-angled position increases low-end power and lift of the foil.
At the same time lighter sailors, especially in strong wind conditions, may benefit from a drag and lift reduction by reducing the downwards tilt angle of the rear wing. Less down-angle will reduce the differential angle between the two wings and make the foil feel less draggy in the water, resulting in the fastest possible foiling sensation.
70 cm Aluminium mast. Optimized structure with two CNC female base system inserts ensuring maximum strength. Hollow construction to reduce weight combined with x3 vertical cross-ribs for maximum stiffness. Sanded mast trailing edge to avoid planning turbulence noise. Tempered, salt water corrosion resistant 6061-T6 aluminium.
Perfectly blended wing to CNC machined fuselage connection and integrated wind saddle providing minimum drag. Volume and weight of the aluminium used in fuselage is reduced by eliminating the forward protruding nose.
GLIDE WIND pre-preg carbon layup with inner foam construction for maximum durability and weight to ratio. Front wing span, Medium : 75cm / Tail wing span, Small: 40cm. GLIDE wings setup creates a natural tendency to roll into turns maintaining a nice balance during your ride. Front wing is designed with a pronounced rounded Angle of attack and an elliptical bend shape. While flying, this thick shape naturally closes the radius of your turn, tightening it. Angled down tail wings maintain a self-stabilizing roll allowing for easy turning performance. During this momentum, the GLIDE tail wing would always want to come back to flat position and cancelling the turning radius.