Our carbon Innegra / epoxy construction for our wing foil boards is bullet proof but remains light weight. This provides the best combination between performance and durability.
While sticking with the key features which identify the NG wing foil board we are constantly developing the design making incremental improvements to stay ahead of the curve.
The NG wing foil board is designed to get up and go. Easy to pump and quick to break from the water to give you the best ride.
The SWIFT // NG wing foil board is built with a premium Carbon Innegra cloth and epoxy resin as standard. We use a vacuum epoxy construction to maximize the fiber to resin ratio. This creates a stronger tougher laminate giving it the ability to take those inevitable knocks.
Unlike the big brands, we do not use fillers and paint which can easily chip and scratch. We pigment the epoxy with your chosen colour and finish with a clear epoxy gloss coat. This creates the most durable finish possible.
Choose from a range of single, dual colour and fully custom multi colour styles.
We have one of the strongest foil boxes on the market. Carbon reinforcement and high density foam inserts tie the top and bottom laminates of the board together, sharing the load between them. This provides you the rider with that ultra rigid and connected feel.
Tell us your foil brand and we will customise the foil box location to suit you. We fit both 10.75″ and 16″ tracks as well as a full carbon deep Tuttle (for the racers out there).
All our boards are built using an epoxy vacuum construction. Epoxies have superior strength compared to cheaper alternative polyester resins so it was an easy decision for us to make.
Vacuum bagging boards during lamination applies an even pressure over the surface which allows us to achieve a greater fibre density within the resin matrix, resulting in a stronger, lighter board.
Our wing foil boards are laminated with a hybrid cloth woven from both Carbon and Innegra fibres.
Carbon fibre has an excellent strength to weight ratio having a low density, high tensile strength and a high Young’s Modulus (stiffness). However, it fails catastrophically due to poor fracture toughness. For this reason full carbon boards are easily damaged and tend to be over built to compensate for this, actually making them heavier.
Innegra is a strong, light weight fibre. Having similar properties to kevlar it is incredibly tough. However, unlike kevlar which wicks water, Innegra is hydrophobic, making it the perfect material for water sports equipment.
By combining Carbon and Innegra in one weave, we get the benefits of both. We have run multiple tests on different layups and chosen the layup with the best balance of strength and weight.
We pigment the epoxy during construction rather than painting our boards. Unlike others, you can clearly see we are not using paint to cover up fillers! This also helps keep the weight down and gives a more durable finish that wont scratch off when you put the wing foil board down on the beach.
Each board is sanded by hand. This makes each board unique and one of a kind.
We then finish with a clear UV stabilised epoxy gloss coat polished to a shine.
All our wing foil boards are designed on specialist computer aided design software. This defines the shape and allows us to understand the hydrodynamics including drag, centre of buoyancy and volume distribution. We can prototype new shapes quickly and adjust the design for the optimum board – we go from a concept to a test board within a week which gives us a fantastic feedback cycle to ensure we develop quickly. Using CNC machining we get great accuracy and repeatability of profiles that you could not get from hand shaping.
We believe we have created one of the strongest foil boxes on the market.
The foil Box is the most highly stressed point on the board and as such required us to design and engineer a solution to handle these loads.
We manufactured multiple inserts to transfer these high loads though the board and further strengthened this area with carbon.
We install lifting handles on the bottom to make getting to the water that bit easier. It is fitted on the bottom so that the wing can be kept away from the foil when carrying everything to the water.
A ‘Gore’ self venting plug is fitted. This prevents the building of pressure within the board, caused by changes in core temperature or altitude when flying.
The trend towards high aspect foils has required a change in board design.
The speed at which foils become effective is drastically different when comparing low and high aspect foils.
HA foils will stall if you try to pop up onto the foil to early. Thus the design is focused around creating a board that planes early and has low drag.
We keep the NG under constant development. This year we added a dropped concave deck. This provides an assured feel under foot and improves rail to rail weight transfer resulting in a more responsive ride. Paired with a 2 or 3 strap set up with 5 hole adjustability allows you to tweak your stance. In August 2023 we added a 90litre NG to extend the range – this has a slightly wider tail to provide the added buoyancy for larger riders.
Our “Built Better” Carbon Innegra layup gives a lightweight, ultra tough and durable board that wont ding every time it takes a knock.
With the big brands you are paying for cheap materials, freight from China, multiple reseller markups, and delivery miles. With SWIFT you are paying for quality materials - epoxy and carbon, producing solid builds that last. No markups - we sell direct to you.
With the big brands it can take up to a year for product innovations to appear on a mainstream board. Swift products are continuously developed and every board is current
When you buy direct, you deal with the people that design and build your board. If the wind is up, we are riding and testing every week of the year. We know what works.
Choose from the options to setup your new SWIFT // NG wing foil board.
Our boards are built to order. The time for a standard board is currently 3 weeks from cleared payment.
We enjoy customising boards and will work with you to make yours unique and the best board on the beach! Customisation does add a little delay as we cannot start the build until we have confirmed any changes with you.