2021 Fanatic 5’8″ Sky Wing Foil
- Length – 5’8″ feet / 173 cm
- Width – 28″ inches / 71 cm
- Volume – 110 litres
- Weight – 16.5 lbs / 7.5 kg
Five sizes of the Fanatic Sky Wing board – the 4’8″, 5’0″, 5’4″, 5’8″ and 6’0″ – seamlessly bridge the gap between the proven Fanatic Sky SUP range and the specific Sky Surf series. At first glance, the most striking thing about the Sky Wing line up is that each board squeezes masses of volume into such a compact shape; perfectly formed for easy starts combined with a small outline for a reduced swing weight giving a more direct and responsive feel when flying.
Wing foiling is at the core of every design decision made in the development of each Fanatic Sky Wing board. Each of the five sizes, are uniquely shaped with an easily accessible performance that will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Across the development of the three Fanatic Sky Wing board lengths, two main design principles emerged sending the range in two directions. The smaller 4ft 8 inch and 5 foot Sky Wing boards are more focussed on delivering their best in a freeride to wave riding conditions. With their more expressive rocker line, bevelled rails and very pronounced double concaves that lead to a flat aft section for the occasional touchdown and promoting early flight.
While the 5 foot 4 inches and two large models Sky Wing’s are focussed on yielding the earliest take off while remaining compact enough to deliver each rider input in a direct way that doesn’t overwhelm with excessive swing weight. This Sky Wing board size also has a much flatter rocker which increases board speed to encourage earlier flight, particularly effective in lighter wind conditions.
With the huge surge in uptake of wingsurfing and the likes of the Duotone Echo and Duotone Unit, the need for a dedicated and more focussed wing foiling board was clear. This is where each of the Fanatic Sky Wing’s delivers thanks to being more compact than a SUP Foil board, yet still easy enough to progressive with, get up on and fly above the water.