Ensis wings are possibly the most versatile wing surfing wings on the market. They were carefully design by the Swiss techs to suit beginners and experts alike. Ensis wings work a charm on both hydrofoil and on a SUP board. No matter what the mother nature throws at us - be it stormy gusts or low-end winds, the Ensis wing will perform with tons of stability power and loads of driving force. Having said that, we were surprised how easy it was to ditch the power when using Ensis for surfing waves.
The Ensis Wing needs little introduction. Used by Balz Muller, designed by experts, the two combine and are pushing the limits of what is possible in this new sport 'wing foiling'.
Why Ensis wings over others? Good question:
The Ensis wing has been designed to be as light as possible but still be bullet proof strong. It's stable to fly, powerful in the bottom end and controllable at top end. The Ensis wing can be used by everyone from the first timer to world pro. There is nothing that the Ensis wing cannot do! It is at home in the waves, freeride or freestyle. With this wing you really can do anything, it will take you from your first go to wherever you want to go!
Build quality? It's made by the Swiss!
The Ensis wing has had every single aspect of its design and manufacture scrutinised. The material is the best on the market, Tejin 3x3 fabric from Japan. This high performance, strong and light material combines with the Ensis canopy to make an extremely tough and light wing.
Ensis Wing Size and Colour Guide
No windows = no weak points. Windows were thought to be a good idea but the reality is that they don't provide any additional safety, just a high stretch weak point in the canopy. Instead Ensis has chosen to offer their latest wing with no windows, and therefore no compromise!
The handles are made from highly resilient plasticised/EVA mixed fabric. There are three large handles which allows you to move your hands to exactly where you want to. As well as the three large handles there is a small handle where harness lines can be attached, should you want to. Handles connect you to the wing so it is super important that they are in the right place and made of the right material. Ensis has this covered!
The leading edge is reinforced in all connecting segments, and wing tips, with superior lightweight resilient material. These Ensis reinforcements prevent chafing on the tube and thus increase the wings lifespan.
The highest quality tube seams on the market! The seams of the leading edge and the struts are offset with a layer of insignia. The seams themselves are using a highly resilient threat that is specially made in the UK for Ensis. The quality of the seams, materials and reinforcements means that Ensis tubes can take extreme pressures of up too 9PSI, and that helps the wing to have maximum stability in its leading edge and struts.
Hard facts, quality & processing
In addition to the wing and the really high-quality bag, the scope of delivery also includes a leash. The Teijin 3x3 Ripstop is used as a flight cloth, one of the most durable and stable cloths on the market. Nice to see, the transition between the flight sheet and the windows has been reinforced to ensure that force is applied as evenly as possible. Cracks are much less common. In general, the processing is really at the highest level. The tear-off edge was reinforced again with a Dyneema tape and the front tube is equipped with patches in all segment divisions to ensure maximum durability even when in contact with the ground.
On the water
Foil out of the car, inflate the wing quickly (via the large SUP valve) and off to the water. The wing has an unbelievable low end. Pumping feels extremely organic during movement and delivers more than enough pressure super early. The wind range on the manufacturer's website really doesn't promise too much here! So you can ride a small board very early, which of course is more than conducive to all the fun. In the high-altitude run, the Ensis Wing even beats our previous favourite, the Echo from Duotone. The area in which the current is present is super easy to find and, above all, not too small. So gusty inland spots or hack are no problem. The beautifully soft and large handles also enable the Ensis Wing to drive and hold relaxed when overpowered. The cap of the wing is nice and stiff but still soft enough to cushion gusts and generate pressure when pumping. Flutter does nothing. In addition to the Slingwing V2, the Ensis Wing is also one of the lightest and most stable wings on the market.
With every new wing, the development goes a bit further. It's just fun to be there while a whole new sport is emerging. The Ensis Wing delivers a complete package that has hardly been available to date. Excellent workmanship paired with power, good-naturedness and huge wind range. And whether you're a beginner or a professional, everyone gets their money's worth here.