Glide Swift Carbon
Experience the ultimate freedom on the water with the brand-new Glide Swift Carbon – the perfect all-round foil for winging!
The innovative rounded delta middle section and unique high aspect wings provide early, and easy lift combined with maximum glide performance and speed. The Glide Swift Carbon is the perfect choice for EVERYONE, from beginners to experts.
It is easy to control and offers a very early take-off even without perfect pumping technique. Its placements at the top GWA events demonstrate that it is anything but a pure beginner’s foil. The Glide Swift not only impresses in racing, but also earns points in pump sections, waves, and freestyle.
**Sizes 8-14 are available as a full set. Size 6 is available as a front wing only.**
Designed and tested at our NeilPryde Maui Design Center by Nils Rosenblad, former NeilPryde Windsurfing sail designer and America’s Cup engineer, then further developed through our team’s feedback from across the world. No stone is left uncovered in our relentless drive to be the best at what we do.
This is a departure from the original Glide foil concept. The Glide Swift is a medium / high aspect ratio foil which combines the glide and performance of high aspect ratio foils with the ease of use of medium aspect ratio foils.
The carbon front wing, which features an inflected leading edge with outer high-aspect sections and a moderate center sweep, maximizes agility and helps to control hard turns. The low-drag wingtips reduce drag and decrease the risk of injury.
The tail is a swept wing design with turned up wing tips. It’s optimized for a balance between speed, stability and turning. In terms of stability it punches above its weight for the area due to the sweep. At the same time, it offers extremely responsive yet forgiving turning.
The aspect ratio of the front wings changes from 9.1 in the smallest 600cm2 wing to 7.3 in the biggest 1450 cm2 wing. This allows us to maximize the glide in each size without the larger wings becoming difficult to turn and control.
The super stiff carbon mast and optimized mast-fuselage connection provide maximum speeds and a direct steering feel with their high stability.
The integrated blended-fuselage connection reduces drag and improves stiffness by increasing chord thickness at the fuse.
The turned up, rounded wing tips deliver optimum performance while reducing the risk of injury.
All parts of the Glide system are compatible with one and other. You can choose to purchase an entire new Glide Swift system or just the front and tail wings.
For further details on compatibility, see details further down this page.
PRE-PREG CARBON LAYUP
FAST AND RELIABLE BY DESIGN
The innovative Delta center area and the unique High Aspect Wings ensure early and easy lift in combination with an unsurpassed glide and maximum speed. The GLIDE SWIFT CARBON is the perfect choice for EVERYONE, from beginners to newcomers.
FAST AND STABLE BY DESIGN
FAST AND STABLE BY DESIGN
The Carbon Front Wing, which has a curved front edge with outer high-aspect sections and a moderate center sweep, maximizes maneuverability and helps to better control hard turns. The low drag wingtips reduce resistance while reducing the risk of injury.
ONE WING FITS ALL
All GLIDE and GLIDESWIFT front wings and stabilizers are interchangeable and modular.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
“Since I tried the Swift for the first time I was in love with the foil! It is so intuitive, easy to use and has superior maneuverability. The perfect foil for an unforgettable day on the water” (Vinnicius Martins)
Glide Swift Wind Foiling
Yentel Caers won the first ever Foil Style windsurf foiling event ever on the Glide Swift at EFPT Vieste!
“I was using the new Swift foil in Vieste, the 800. I put a bigger tail wing to compensate for the short fuselage. It is the best foil I have ever tried for winging and foil style windsurfing!”
Glide Series Configuration Options
– 60cm (Glide Surf Carbon)
– 71cm (Glide & Swift Carbon)
– 71cm (Glide Aluminum)
– 81cm (Glide Aluminum)
* All Glide Fuselages are made of Aluminium.
* Carbon and Aluminium fuselages feature different connections and are NOT intercompatible.
210 (fits with Front Wings 11, 13, 15)
235 (fits with Front Wings 17, 19, 21, 23)
210 (fits with Front Wings 6, 8, 10)
270 (fits with Front Wings 12, 14)
– Aluminium masts must be used with Aluminium fuselages.
– Carbon masts mast be used with Carbon fuselages.
– All Glide and Swift front and tail wings fit all fuselages.
– Carbon Masts come with fixed Surf Plate.
– Aluminium masts have interchangeable heads in the following options.
– Surf Plate
– Deep Tuttle