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Armstrong Foils: CF V2 Hydrofoil Range - Tech Talk with Armie Armstrong

by Armstrong Foils 25 Jun 2022 22:29 PDT 26 June 2022
Armstrong Foils cater for a full spectrum of rider levels, weights and foiling sports © Nathaniel Volk

Founder of Armstrong Foils, Armie Armstrong, walks through the technical features that make the new Carving Free-ride (CF V2) range ideal for progressing riders across a variety of foiling disciplines.

"The new release Carbon Freeride V2range is really exciting for us," says Armstrong Foils co-founder Armie Amstrong.

"It's taken us back to the beginning. We started with the CF range, which was where the brand began. Now we are at the next generation.

"This range has always been about stability. The confidence-inspiring stability has been improved significantly, as well as the speed range with these foils. That means it's more stable for people to get into when wing, wake or surf foiling.

"If you are in your first year of foiling, you will progress faster and have more fun. We've improved the feeling of freedom through the turns for which our foils are renowned.

"For the more experienced foilers, the CF V2's confidence-inspiring stability allows you to really push yourself in critical situations.

"We've designed these foils with a diverse range of CFD, Foil, CAD and all sorts of experts. We bring them in to help us develop all of the critical parameters, and quite a few really allow the foils to do what we intend them to do.

"We start with plan form - where we look at the straight outline of the foil. That determines how all the parameters come together, such as the chord percentage thicknesses, the sweep and the taper."

For the rest of Armie's explanation of the new design features and how Armstrong Foils will help you have a better, more enjoyable foiling experience, click play on the video below as he explains the features of each foil and how they work for you.

Offered in four sizes from 950 to 2050sq/cm, the CF V2 range truly caters to the full spectrum of rider levels, weights and foiling sports.

For a detailed description of the foil design concepts, features and attributes click here

Overview

The CF V2's all around user friendliness appeals to both beginners seeking a foundation for progression and experienced riders pushing their boundaries. Low stall speeds combined with excellent pitch stability provide control and increased flying time across a variety of foiling sports.

Stability Is Confidence

  • A stable, predictable foil helps to make progression easier and safer. If you're just beginning your foiling journey or are already an advanced rider, this range has a size tailored for you.
  • More Flight Time
  • Whether you're trying your first gybes or perfecting your backflips, the CF V2's exceptionally forgiving low speed handling keeps the foil flying easily while you focus on the manoeuvre.
  • Inspiring You To Push It
  • Designed to inspire confidence, this range of foils enables intermediate and advanced riders to explore new territory whether it's under a wing, behind a boat, or on a wave face.
  • A Future-Proofed System

Sized from 950 to 2050sq/cm, the CF V2 range truly caters to the full spectrum of rider levels, weights and foiling sports. As your experience level and style evolve, the modular Armstrong A+ System offers component choices to match your progression.

For details on the options offered by the Armstrong CF V2 range, and to chose a foil configuration best suited to your physique, ability and foil use click here

Model Sizes

2050 - Foiling made easy.

With the greatest stability and most accessible flight speed in our CF V2 range, the 2050 is the larger rider's gateway to foiling.

  • Low minimum flying speed is ideal for learning to wing foil.
  • Confidence-inspiring pitch and roll stability for discovering foiling behind a boat or jetski.
  • A lightwind machine for more experienced wing foil riders.
  • Area: 2050sq/cm
  • Wingspan: 972mm
  • Weight: 1620gr
  • AR: 4.82

Recommendations*:

  • Wing: Beginner riders 78kg (171lb) and up in all conditions, intermediate riders 65-89kg (143-196lb) in light+ conditions.
  • Wake: Riders 100kg (220lb) and up.
  • Downwind: Intermediate riders of all weights.
  • Beginners: Pair with TC70 fuselage and CF300 stabiliser.
  • Intermediate: Pair with TC60 fuselage and HS232 or HA195 stabilisers.

*Recommendations are meant only as a general guideline. Different components and conditions may influence rider experience.

1600 V2 - Versatility across a range of conditions.

The CF1600 delivers balance, predictability and stability, translating to easy progress across a wide range of foil sports.

  • Predictable lift and low stall speed for learning to fly.
  • Easy turning without compromising stability when cruising.
  • Ideal in lighter winds or smaller surf for lighter riders.
  • Area: 1600sq/cm
  • Wingspan: 856mm
  • Weight: 1250gr
  • AR: 4.85

Recommendations:

  • Wing: Beginner riders 65-77kg (143-169lb) in light to moderate+ conditions, intermediate riders 78kg (171lb) and up in strong to strong+ conditions.
  • Wake: Riders 78kg (171lb) and up.
  • SUP: Riders of all weights in small+ conditions.
  • Beginners: Pair with TC70 fuselage and CF300 stabiliser.
  • Intermediate and Advanced: Pair with TC60 fuselage and HS232 or HA195 stabilisers.

*Recommendations are meant only as a general guideline. Different components and conditions may influence rider experience.

1200 - Broad performance for a wide range of disciplines, skill levels and rider weights.

Whether you're just discovering foiling or already proficient, the CF1200 embodies the broad range of use that makes CF V2 so appealing.

  • Predictable, progressive lift characteristics cater to beginner surf foilers.
  • Wider speed range is ideal for intermediate and advanced wing and kit foilers.
  • Optimised for tight turns in the pocket when foil surfing.
  • Area: 1200sq/cm
  • Wingspan: 746mm
  • Weight: 1020gr
  • AR: 4.90

Recommendations:

  • Wing: Riders up to 64kg (141lb) in light+ to moderate+ conditions.
  • Prone Surf: Riders of all weights in small to medium+ conditions.
  • Wake: Riders 65-89kg (143-171lb).
  • Kite: Riders 78kg (171lb) and up.
  • Beginners: Pair with TC70 fuselage and CF300 stabiliser.
  • Intermediate and Advanced: Pair with TC60 fuselage and HS232 or HA195 stabilisers.

*Recommendations are meant only as a general guideline. Different components and conditions may influence rider experience.

950 Maximum carving fun.

The CF950 delivers stellar manoeuvrability, making it ideal for carving turns, surfing waves or pushing the boundaries of wake and kite foiling.

  • Designed for quick rail to rail response, with impressive grip and flow through the hardest foil surfing turns.
  • Ultra-compact outline lends to progressive pop and soft landings for aerial wake foiling.
  • Higher speed range and manoeuvrability make it ideal for kite foiling.
  • Area: 950sq/cm
  • Wingspan: 670mm
  • Weight: 950gr
  • AR: 5

Recommendations:

  • Wing: Advanced riders of all weights in pumping to pumping+ conditions.
  • Surf: Advanced riders of all weights in medium to pumping conditions.
  • Kite: Riders 65-89kg (141-196lb).
  • Wake: Beginner riders up to 64kg (141lb), advanced riders of all weights.
  • Beginners: Pair with TC70 fuselage and CF300 stabiliser.
  • Intermediate and Advanced: Pair with TC60 fuselage and HS232 or HA195 stabilisers.

*Recommendations are meant only as a general guideline. Different components and conditions may influence rider experience.

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