S26 Wing-Surfer Matador LT
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The Matador LT takes the Wingsurfer Matador and makes it even leaner and meaner. With the same basic outline, shape and overall structure of the Matador, the Matador LT remains a powerful and stable wing. But sometimes less is more.
For even lighter overall weight the Matador LT comes with a window free canopy and with no removable Y-Handles. Strut shape and diameter have been modified to provide even tighter canopy tension and an additional boost in overall power. Where the Matador has five individual strut handles, two in the front and three in the back, the LT has only three – wide ergonomic grab handles. If you want all the power and stability, but with the minimum swing weight possible for flagging on bumps, swells and waves, the Matador LT does more with less!
The Matador has a deeper draft and larger diameter leading edge and strut than a comparably sized Wing-Surfer, with the power placed even further forward. The leading-edge taper is more pointed at the center and carries more dihedral across the wingspan. This all comes together to create a wing that drives upwind with ease, then flags in neutral with amazing stability and balance for riding waves, swells, and doing downwinders. With tons of sheet-in-and-go power, even heavier riders will find it easy to get up on their foil.
Once flagged into neutral on a wave or swell, the light and nimble airframe all but disappears like a bull fighter’s cape — allowing you to carve and glide with ease. Thus, the name “Matador.”
Unlike the all-around Wing-Surfer, the Matador is designed to be ridden mostly upwind then flagged downwind, so the windows are small and placed where an experienced rider needs them when riding windward, knowing that most of the time the wing will be flagged behind them with full visibility.
The Matador LT features a lighter weight canopy with the removal of windows. The handle layout has also been adapted, with three softer large handles spanning the strut. The Y-Handle option was also removed to save weight.
CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE FEATURES
- 3 Wide Ergonomic Handles
- Windowless design (Warning: limited visibility)
- No Y-Handles (reduced weight)
- Kevlar Leading Edge Reinforcements
- Integrated Leash Attachment
- Bladder Lock
- SureLock Valve
- One Point Inflation system with 8 mm hoses
- HT Plus LE seam
- Coil Wrist Leash and Bag Included