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Ensis Wings
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:20:42 AM »
So Iíve seen images of Kai Lenny and Kane (kdmaui) on these wings.

Curious minds say hummm!
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_6sxZQHc_N/?igshid=1twrl3yaltypv

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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 07:48:32 AM »
I think ensis is owned by Swiss Windfoil phenom Balz Muller-

https://www.ensis-watersports.com


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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 08:22:57 AM »

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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 09:36:11 AM »
6/9 knots with 3.5 Wing and 2100 foil front wing.. the guy is really skilled, what do you think about that?

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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 10:18:02 AM »
Ah...so this guy is him

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_203zNDFZg/?igshid=eavbl13vfjwo

Amazing riding!  That push tack looks so cool.  I wondered when that was going to show up with the wing.

Super impressed also by how stable that wing looks.  Both of the videos show guys pumping it hard and almost no wing flex.  The long handles look nice as well.  Cool to see this!
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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 04:37:15 PM »
6/9 knots with 3.5 Wing and 2100 foil front wing.. the guy is really skilled, what do you think about that?

I have the same Moses foil rig. To bad I canít ride it 1/100th as well as Balz, but he is always an inspiration to us feeble mortals. He could ride circles around most people with a bed sheet and sticks






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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2020, 02:12:09 AM »
Some stuff from facebook:

Here are some pics of the one with the window.  This is the 6 Meter.  Guessing that 11 PSI has a lot to do with what appears to be crazy rigidity.  I wonder if they are doing anything different there in terms of materials / reinforcement or if they are just suggesting much higher PSI's. 

Recommended pressure is 9 to 11 psi
Three simple handles along the boom strut.



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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 01:17:53 AM »
So Balz did another Instagram post showing his top speed using a 6m Ensis wing along with the Moses W1100 front wing. He clocked a top speed of 43.3 km/hr in a 12 knot breeze,....around double the wind speed. He was ripping on that foil.  Aside from skill being a big factor, and the wing a ding being part of the reason,....the other Important part is the foil wing. That Moses 1100 he used might be a big 2100 sq cm, however it is very low profile compared to a fatty Axis 1020. Just a guess but Iíd say probably around 2-2.5 liter compared to the 4+ liter 1020 (Moses doesnít spec wing volume). Wing a dings provide the horse power but IMHO you need a low drag foil (thin) to take advantage of it..... For me the holy grail is big speed RANGE, not just top speed, or lowest (stall) speed.  Next goal: pull off a 360 in 12 knots with the 1100 and a 6m Echo...
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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 10:38:24 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/balzsurfsport/videos/383071635921610/?


Not sure if this video posted correctly but this is sick. That 6m looks really stiff. Too bad the website doesnít show any prices or how to order etc.

He said wind was 0-12 knots, using a 58l board and 2100cm Moses, weighs 80kg. Dude has skills.

Really opens up areas that I hadnít considered winging...

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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 06:15:20 AM »
Fricking Zuckerberg.. 'Bow to me first.'

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Re: Ensis Wings
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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2020, 12:33:58 PM »
Interesting comments about the diameter of the leading edge being positively correlated with low end grunt.  It intuitively makes sense.   Trade off is probably upwind ability.

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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2020, 08:44:33 AM »
Maybe it is the handle positions but it doesn't look like that wing is supporting itself well in light air.  The protos without the windows looked so good.  Second model?

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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2020, 08:33:26 PM »
Attach a windsurfing boom -- very clever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXR4n7tRipY

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Re: Ensis Wings
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 07:24:46 AM »
Looks like a V2 without windows is in the wild now (for sale at least in the UK).  Great looking wing.


 


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