The Mantis has become synonymous with its outstanding range and versatility. Not only does the wing perform amazingly in waves, on ocean downwinders, but it’s also proved itself to excel on the racecourse or on the lakes and flat water venues.
The Mantis Apex series takes the performance to a whole new level through the introduction of the Ultra HP frame material. Aside from a 22% weight saving in frame material, the big benefit comes from the ability to hold higher pressures, allowing us to reduce the LE diameter while maintaining stiffness. This leads to a leaner profile and a higher performing product.
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- High pressure leading Edge Inflatable Dihedral with a medium aspect ratio outline
- Efficient profile and ultra lightweight design
- Medium Dihedral
- Refined wingtip twist for increased sheeting range
- Lean LE profile
- Controllable power in a wide range of wind conditions
- High pressure reflex frame – Ultra-HP – inflated structure
- High rigidity single strut for low weight and predictable depower
- 2x Sprint inflate Valve for maximum airflow
- EVA Hi-Aero, light weight battens for increased leech stability
- Hi-vis, Weather resistant, low elongation TPU window
- Widespan anti-twist handles
- Load path panel layout
The Mantis Apex utilizes a medium Dihedral design to deliver a precisely balanced power to stability ratio. This translates to precision handling and feedback from the wing.
Refined wingtip twist allows for wing to breathe while maintaining canopy tension.
Thanks to Ultra-HP the Mantis Apex has a lean profile for efficient upwind performance, wide speed range and an extremely responsive frame.
A highly rigid single strut for low weight and predictable depower.
A refined window layout, made from weather resistant TPU provides increased visibility when riding.
Through a combination of Ultra-HP material, refined profiles and Tip Twist, the Mantis Apex has incredible controllable and power in a wide range of wind conditions.
A lightweight laminate material which boasts amazing strength and stability especially at higher pressures. The use of Ultra HP allows for the opportunity to get a stronger frame at higher pressures, allowing the wing to utilize a 20% smaller diameter leading edge compared to normal materials.
HIGH PRESSURE FRAME
One unique benefit of Ultra-HP is that it allows us to inflate the Leading edge to a higher pressure. Combined with the unique reflex characteristics of the material you have a light, stiff narrow diameter frame.
WIDESPAN ANTI TWIST HANDLES
Cabrinha introduced the Widespan handles on the X2 and have since lead the charge in design. Strategically placed to allow for the ultimate in micro adjustment when riding, but to also allow for easy packdown at the end the session, the Widespan Anti Twist Handles take your winging experience to new levels.
LOAD PATH PANEL LAYOUT
Wingsurfing is a unique sport and it puts it’s own unique forces on products. The Load Path Panel Layout has been carefully designed to help mitigate the varying loads and elongation that occur on wings. This translates into a cleaner and more structural product in a wider range of conditions.
2 X SPRINT
Two sprint valves connection the Stiff Strut to the Leading edge allow for increased airflow to aid in both inflating and pack down.
A higher level of performance can only be achieved when the wing’s design properties are supported by a stable and reactive wing material. Nano Ripstop does just that.
PURE IMPULSE FRONT HANDLE
Infused with the technology of the Widespan Handles, the Pure Impulse front handle provides a direct location for carrying, maneuvering and also for controlling the wing. On a wave the Pure Impulse Handle allows you to move the wing where you want it, when you want it, allowing you to focus on the wave ahead.