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It is hard to believe that the Wing-Surfer is now entering its fourth generation! The sport that Naish launched with the original “one-size-does-all” handheld wing has since taken the world by storm. Keeping pace with the rapidly advancing sport of wingfoiling, the Naish Wing-surfer MK4 checks all the boxes in terms of performance, features, and range. It is designed to be a wing that excels at everything, from beginner to advanced, from cruising to racing, to wave riding or jumping. On the performance side, the MK4 packs the perfect balance of low end power, overall frame rigidity and upper end control. The target was balancing good “sheet-in-and-go” power in the lower wind range with speed and handling in the upper wind range. This may sound simple, but it’s not. Too much power or stiffness and a wing becomes unruly when powered up. Too little power or stiffness and the wing will be hard to get going and collapse with heavier riders. The MK4’s increased strut and leading edge diameter add stiffness to the center triangle of the inflated structure for maximum power and stability. The leading edge diameter then quickly tapers out towards the wingtips, allowing the tips to flex off just the right amount for superior control and top speed under higher loads. The draft has also increased slightly over the S26 Wing-Surfer for added “get-up-and-go.” Medium canopy tension allows the wing to “breathe” slightly and luff without being overly loose or tight… again increasing the overall range of each size. These parameters, along with leading edge dihedral that is consistent with the S26 makes for a very balanced feel and predictable power delivery in all winds and at all angles of attack.