AK Compact Wingboard
Dedicated Wingfoil Performance.
The Compact has been fully optimized for wingboarding, with its highly concentrated volume, and low swing weight. Perfect for the intermediate to advanced wing rider looking for a maneuver-oriented shape, the stable platform and centralized volume create a board that is easy to throw around when jumping and doing progressive maneuvers.
Key Updates of The New Shape:
- Updated from Carbon Innegra to Active Carbon.
- Reduced overall width with increased thickness.
- Increased tail rocker and nose rocker for improved touch downs.
- New graphics.
The Compact v3 has become narrower, with more tail rocker, and a more pulled in nose. The reduced width increases the sub-planing glide, the tail rocker pulls the nose up while on the foil, negating the need for shimming on most foils, and the pulled-in nose minimizes the nose catching during quick low rotations more typical to freestyle riding. You do lose some stability with the reduced width, but typically the Compact is aimed at the intermediate to advanced riders, where stability is less critical.
The smaller sizes are very freestyle oriented as we worked with Junior World Champion, Xavi Corr, on these. In the larger sizes, we worked to create a shape that was more oriented toward the heavier rider, or the light-wind rider who requires something very “compact”.
Compact Strap & Insert Positions
The Compact wingboards feature reinforced footstrap inserts with a number of forwards or backwards positions, with a 2.5cm (1”) spacing. This enables the rider to be further forwards or backwards on the board, relative to their preferred stance width and foil position.
The front strap has the option of being mounted over the center line of the board, or with a double or single strap at a 45-degree angle. The rear strap can be mounted over the center line of the board, or offset to the left or right. This insert pattern allows for left or right foot forward riding off to one side of the deck or a single strap angled slightly over the center line.
The US Box foil mount on the bottom deck allows for quick and easy assembly and micro trim adjustment. These inserts are compatible with any standard 9 x 16.5cm foil plate system and are connected through to the deck of the board with high density inserts.
Recommended Footstrap Screws: M6 self-tapping screws, 22 – 28mm long, depending on the thickness of your straps.