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HY-WING V2

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After a successful debut of the HY-Series, we proudly present the HY-WING V2.
With plenty of updates the new model will continue to support the all round capabilities of the Wing and allow it to reach a new level of performance. With increased stability, effortless handling and an extended wind range it will be the ideal choice for any Wing Surfing ability.

KEY FACTS:
> Increased reactiveness due to stronger struts.
> Stiff but cushioned handles for perfect grip
> Wide wind range with excellent control
> For all skill levels
> high pumping efficiency
> Neutral Handle on the front strut
> Bayonet Valve
> Pump, Leash and Backpack included

Available
SKU
1HYWIV2
€669.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

Several magazine reviews and tests have confirmed the performance and accessibility of the HY-Wing wing and experienced its balanced and playful characteristics. With the V2 we take it to the next level.
The new stiffer and slightly bigger cushioned handles do contribute to the effortless handling and ensure the directness of the wing.
By exchanging the leading edge material to a stronger double diced dacron material the Wing has increased its responsiveness and wind range. The therefore augmented stability of the strut framework holds the profile precisely in shape and supports the control and reactivity throughout the whole wind range.
With an adapted window geometry the visibility during flight has further improved increasing the overall safety. With small reinforcements in the right places the HY-WING V2 has also increased its durability while staying one of the lightest wings on the market.
From your first flight attempts to explosive jumps, the HY-WING V2 will be your reliable and performing companion and will elevate your wing surfing.

 

Wing Foil Surf

 

TECH SPECS

Size
Wind range*
Kn
Height
m
Span width
m
Weight
Kg
Price
EUR
3.0 25-45 1.6 2.55 tba 699,-
4.0 14-30 1.9 3.03 2.10 739,-
5.0 10-25 2.1 3.34 2.37 789,-
6.0 <10 2.3 3.71 2.62 859,-

*The specifications are based on a wingsurfer with a body weight of 75 kg. Who is significantly heavier or lighter takes the next larger or smaller size.

Wing Foil Surf

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WING EQUIPMENT

There's no question about it, winging is trendy, whether on land or on the water, in the snow or on the ice - the new discipline is easy to learn and incredibly versatile. The equipment is easy to handle and unbeatable in pack size.

For the selection of the right wing equipment it is important to find the right size of board and wing, similar to windsurfing or kitesurfing. Another important factor is the selection of the right foil. All components have to be brought in line with your own riding ability, body weight and the prevailing conditions.

Sounds complicated at first, but you can easily get oriented in the following 3 categories and make the selection of the individually perfect wing material.

WING SIZE SELECTION

Thanks to the wide wind range of the HY-Wing V2, almost all conditions can be covered with 4 sizes. The design is suitable for beginners, advanced riders as well as those who are currently pushing the limits of the sport.

When selecting the size, you are based on the prevailing wind force, similar to windsurfing or kitesurfing.

The following table associates each size with a wind range:

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOARD

When choosing the right board, it is important to consider the following characteristics. Your own riding ability, body weight and the conditions in which it is mainly used.

With the rapidly changing wingboards at the moment, the volume specification in liters should be used as a reference.

Again, there are the following parallels to windsurfing: The heavier the surfer, the larger the liter rating of the board should be. The more advanced the surfer, the smaller the board can be.

Thus, for example, we recommend a beginner with 75 kg a board with at least 110 l volume. An advanced surfer with the same body weight will choose a board with 70-90 liters.

The following table gives a rough classification:

The relationship between board size and wind strength is similar. In light winds, a larger board with a stable stance is recommended. This makes it easier to pick up speed and take off. If the wind increases, you can use smaller boards and make a knee or water start with sufficient pressure in the wing.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FOIL

The third component is the choice of the right foil. The following properties of the foil must be taken into account:

- Surface or size of front and backwing
- Mast length
- Fuselage length

 

Surface of front- and backwing

Similar to an airplane, the wings of the foil determine the lift and speed of the foil. For example, a front wing with a large surface area provides more lift than a wing with a smaller surface area. The size and shape of the front wing is particularly important.

A wing with a larger profile provides more lift than a smaller one. A narrow profile offers less lift, but flies faster. We recommend beginners to go for larger profiles because the trailing edges are more rounded and therefore safer.

The backwing gives the foil its stability. Its size determines the agility of the foil as well as its speed and acceleration. The efficiency of pumping also depends decisively on the backwing.

In terms of wingsurfing, this means that a larger wing (on the foil) enables take-off even at lower wind speeds. Likewise, a larger wing (on the foil) in combination with a smaller wing allows you to fly.

Considering the level of a wingsurfer, the advanced surfer tends to be able to take off better and earlier with a smaller foil than a beginner.

 

Mast length

In the rapidly developing foil market, there are many variations in mast lengths. Basically, however, the following relationship can be derived.

A shorter mast is particularly suitable for the first wing attempts, since it is easier to control and balance. Also " dropping down " during the ride is less problematic with a short mast than with a longer one.

Once you have learned the handling and feel over the foil, a longer mast again proves more comfortable and offers more room for trimming.

The larger the mast, the larger the area in which it can carry the surfer without getting a stall.

A longer mast thus also facilitates sailing in waves.

 

Fuselage length

The length of the fuselage influences the stability of the foil and at the same time its forgiving characteristics. The longer the fuselage, the more stable the flight and the more forgiving the foil. A longer fuselage can also generate a bit more lift with the same wing. Especially long fuselages are used for windsurfing. The fuselage for wingsurfing, on the other hand, is somewhat shorter.

THE FIRST STEPS IN WINGSURFING

To get started, it is recommended to try the Wing on land. You can walk next to the wing to get a feeling for the propulsion.

On the water you can start with a big board and without a foil. A SUP with a center fin is a good choice. This makes it easier to stay upwind and you won't drift off. A larger windsurfing board is also well suited for the first attempts.

The first steps with the foil should then also be made with a board with as much volume as possible. The foil should also have enough surface area to take off even with little wind and low speed.

Ideal conditions should be chosen for the first attempts. For beginners who have never been foiling, it is ideal to be slightly powered up. If the propulsion of the wing manages to bring the sailor into foiling with the pure power of the wind, you will learn foiling the fastest.

Our recommendation for beginners is 15-20 knt wind in flat water, which means moderate wind strength but enough pressure in the wing to pick up speed easily. It is also advisable to avoid offshore wind and excessive swell. It is also particularly important to wear the right protective equipment. It is recommended to wear a helmet and at least an impact protection vest.

We look forward to accompanying you as you get started in wingen. It's great to see the enthusiasm for water sports now also in wingsurfing.

As usual, we are your direct contact for all questions and help you quickly and easily to your perfect wing experience.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR WING

- Always inflate the Wing with the recommended air pressure.
- Make sure that the valve is properly closed.
- Avoid contact with sharp objects during assembly, disassembly and use.
- Do not drag the Wing over the ground. It is best to carry the Wing by the neutral handle with one hand.
- Always lay the Wing down with the leading edge into the wind, the bottom side facing up. Put weight on the Wing with a blunt object or secure it to the ground with the help of the leash.
- Avoid intense sunlight when storing the wing, as this will cause the material to age.
- After use, rinse the Wing with fresh water if possible and allow to dry well.
- Deflate the wing completely before rolling it up.
- Do not fold or crease the windows of the Wing, this can cause cracks.
- It is best to store the Wing dry and clean in the bag provided.

SAFETY INFORMATION

WIng surfing poses certain dangers to you and others uninvolved, and as with any wind-driven water sport, you should follow a few rules.

- Do not go out on the water in offshore winds unless there is motorized help nearby that can bring you back in case of emergency.
- Find out in advance about the characteristics of the area, e.g. changing winds, shoals, currents, etc. Especially shoals near the shore can be dangerous when using a foil.
- Enter the water only at safe, manageable places. Entering over cliffs or through the shorebreak is not only dangerous for your equipment, but also puts you in danger.
- Don't overestimate your ability and don't go on the water in extreme wind and water conditions.
- Respect the right-of-way rules on the water as well as other rules that restrict the use of the sport. It is best not to go out on the water alone or at least inform someone on the beach who can keep an eye on you.
- Use a leash for the wing and your board so you don't lose your equipment on the water.
- Secure your material on land so that it cannot fly away and/or injure other people.

Test report Hy-Wing v2 windsurf UK

WINDSURF UK 08-2022 // HY-WING V2 5.0

THEY SAY: With plenty of updates the new model will continue to support the all round capabilities of the Wing and allow it to reach a new level of performance. With increased stability, effortless handling and an extended wind range it will be the ideal choice for any Wing Surfing ability. From your first flight attempts to explosive jumps, the HY-WING V2 will be your reliable and performing companion and will elevate your wing surfing.

WE SAY: The Hy-Wing is into its second season and with it, its second iteration. The V2 is so new in fact, that it wasn’t even advertised on Gunsails’ own website at the time of going to print. Reading from our notes and comparing the two wings, this V2 has witnessed a change in outline, with a shorter wingspan and slightly elongated chord, giving it a lower aspect planform. It adopts the same red-black colourway as its predecessor and identical fittings, with a standard bayonet valve on the lead strut being the sole point of inflation, feeding the central strut via a single hose. The struts are produced in a ‘Double Diced’ Dacron, whilst the canopy is a high density ripstop and houses two large windows, for visibility downwind. Which leads us onto an important point, stated by Gunsails: when packing down, take care to roll and not fold the windows, as this may cause them to crack. The most significant refinement of the Hy Wing, however, has to be in the handles along the boom strut. Whilst the V1 had particularly loose and thin (almost string-like) handles, the V2 now sports three beefed-up thick handles with plenty of form and internal structure. As a result, the weight of the Hy Wing has increased by a few hundred grams, albeit remaining lighter than the average. Inflated to 8 PSI, the V2 has a medium dihedral profile to its leading edge and a shallower profile in the wingtips. The canopy remains loose like its predecessor, with what the brand calls a Fusion Trailing Edge – a reinforcement patch and stitching that runs the length of the leech.

With plenty of structure and power available from the Hy Wing, similar to that of its predecessor, we have to say that Gunsails have listened to our plea in our summary of the V1 Hy Wing. Writing last year, we mentioned that “If we were to change one aspect of the wing, we’d tighten up the handles to provide more control and immediacy at the rider’s fingertips.” So we’re delighted to say the V2 has just this – handles that are tighter and more substantial, providing the right balance of comfort and connection to provide useable and useful feedback. The Hy Wing powers smoothly once engaged, the loose canopy allowing the depth of the wing’s draft to deepen as a gust hits, whilst also softening the delivery. It’s not a wing necessarily for the active rider that demands punch and immediacy, the looseness in the canopy letting the power to build progressively rather than punch. Instead, the Hy Wing is ideal for the novice or more passive rider, taking the sting and violence out of a gusty environment. Stable and dependable, there’s plenty of stiffness to the wing’s framework however, giving the confidence to lock in and use the Hy Wing over a wide wind range. Fast on all points of sail, the new handles are comfortable for long periods of use and allow the rider to position their hands according to preference. In transition, the Hy Wing goes neutral easily when sheeted out, the dihedral profile of its leading edge allowing the wing to rock naturally from one tack to the other, the power returning gradually so as to not pull the rider’s stance off balance.

THE VERDICT: With its stiff, dependable framework and smooth easy power delivery, the Hy Wing retains lots of top end stability and has taken a big step forward with the new central strut handles. Perhaps a slightly tighter canopy for V3? Time will tell, but for now the Hy Wing represents excellent value for money.

Testbericht Slalom Windsurf Segel Surf Magazin Wind Mag Planchemag

WING SURFERS MAGAZIN 02-2022 // HY-WING V2 5.0

The Gunsails brand can look back on more than 30 years of experience in windsurfing and, with Florian Jung, also has a wingsurfer from the very beginning in its team. In addition, Thilo von Osterhausen, son of the company founder and himself an enthusiastic waterman, is driving development in all wind directions. So it was obvious to offer the first Gunsails Wing last year and now also matching foils. With the Hy-Wing V2, we have the latest development of the Hy-Wing in the test.

ON THE BEACH: The Hy-Wing comes with a medium diameter of both the strut and the front tube. Similar to the RRD Evo, the leading edge is arrow-shaped in the middle, as the first segment of the leading edge to the right and left of the strut is relatively long and not interrupted by an additional seam. At the first profile seam, the shape of the leading edge becomes straighter when viewed from the front. Similar to the new Wing-Surfer MK4 from Naish in the models from 6.0 square meters, the Hy-Wing has not only a middle loop on the Leading Edge, but also an additional handle on the right and left to make launching easier for beginners on long boards without foil. These handles should make it easier to turn the wing around its own axis when it is in the water. The other three handles on the strut are cut relatively wide. The fairly thick padding provides stability, but the handles are not round, but square shaped, so that the edges, although quite soft, cut in a bit over time. The tension in the canopy is there, but much less than models like the Unit or Armstrong A-Wing. Here it's more like the Ozone, which also has a bit less canopy tension in the midsection. The reinforcements at the seams, at the leading edge, at the tips and at the end of the strut are sufficient. Gunsails also goes for medium values in aspect ratio, with a 3.28-meter wingspan and 2.10-meter strut. At 2.55 kilos, it is one of the lighter wings on the market for a 5.0.

ON THE WATER: The Wing easily takes off from the water, but you have to lift it significantly to get the wing tips to separate cleanly from the water. Of course, you have to do that with any wing, but even though it's not the most stretched 5.0, the ends of the wings sit relatively far back here due to the outline, and so you have to hold the Hy-Wing high enough immediately on launch to get enough distance from the water surface. We didn't use the two additional handles on the leading edge, but for absolute beginners this is certainly a good help to turn the wing more easily into the wind. Also in the flight phase you have to get used to the wing shape - if the relatively slim tips dip in the water for a short time, you can usually release them from the water again quickly. When pumping up the wing, you will notice that the Hy-Wing is not equipped with a sports chassis, but with uncomplicated handling. The Hy-Wing can be pumped up well, flexes a bit and then pulls you smoothly onto the foil with good lift. The medium-deep profile in combination with the slightly flexing framework of strut and leading edge makes the wing forgiving. Nevertheless, it can be guided well when jibing and remains calm in handling even in gusts. The three elongated handles are correctly placed and easy to grip. Only their angular shape is not ergonomically ideal, as already mentioned. As far as performance is concerned, the Hy-Wing can convince on all courses, even if it is never at the top of the podium. In direct comparison with the GA Cross, it scores with significantly higher pressure point stability, but has to admit defeat to the SurfStar here. It's the other way around in the lower wind range, where the Hy-Wing is ahead. The relatively large windows allow a good view to leeward. As far as freestyle maneuvers are concerned, it is rather the right one to learn the basics here, for specialists the Wing could react more directly and faster. The same applies to the wave: Here it flies loyally alongside, but is not quite as neutral as A-Wing, KT or the Ozone.

FOR WHO? Beginners, intermediates, but also freeriders who are looking for an easy to fly, not too hard tuned wing will certainly be satisfied with the Hy-Wing. For sporty riders and specialists, however, it is a bit too gentle.

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