We knew it was time to throw everything into developing a wing to deliver the type of true high-performance that matters to most wingers; speed and control, because every aspect of a rider's performance stems from there.
Flying fast, bred to shred and toned and tough from tip-to-tip, the all new Flux V1 has been designed by perfectly orienting proven, cutting edge materials to deliver extreme aerodynamic performance with a huge sweet spot.
After almost 80 prototypes, the Flux flies faster than any wing we've ever made. Not only does it create more immediate power, but the Flux's precisely tightened canopy structure and increased panel count can now hold and manage far more wind.
Load it up and the Flux will keep its shape and create more usable power instead of deforming. Jump higher, rip waves more freely or simply blast hard and fast across the open ocean, the Flux is supercharged with incredible air speed and power management. Add in the super-connected handling feel and then get ready to enjoy mind-altering sessions.
SIZES - 2.4m, 3.0m, 3.6m, 4.3m, 5.0m, 5.7m, 6.5m
'FLUX' (n). 1: Continuous movement and change 2: The action or process of flowing
BLENDED PERFORMANCE ZONES
Whether charging super high into wind on the smaller sizes, or holding more wind than you could imagine on the bigger sizes, every Flux model will help you ride faster and in more control. Our aim with every product is to make them fly as efficiently as possible but not at the expense of balancing the belief that our customers should be buying the best made product possible.
Owning our own factory in Vietnam that exclusively makes Ozone products offers real freedom in design. Accelerating aerodynamic performance requires a complex blend of material selection with an intricate understanding of their implementation. Having 100% access to the factory gives our designers a unique advantage when it comes to understanding material application.
For a super high performance model like the Flux, it's not only the materials themselves, but the intricate positioning and then handmade craftsmanship by our expert team of sewers that are key to the Flux's superior aerodynamic handling.
While much of the design journey through the 80+ prototypes was about finding the magic point at which all these elements work in harmony, there are five features outlined below that really supercharge the handling in the Flux and help create its bigger sweet spot.
1: PRE-LOADED LEADING EDGE
Say goodbye to baggy canopy cloth and hello to more performance and a longer lasting shape. Using a performance Dacron material that is rigid and strong has allowed our designers to pre-load the leading edge and shape it to experience drastically less deformation under load.
Combined with optimised sail shaping and horizontal panels for a tighter canopy, theFluxdelivers huge aerodynamic performance gains.
DOM ZIMMERMANN, CO-DESIGNER:
“We over tension the leading edge. When we then put the sail on it transfers the tension from the pre-loaded leading edge into the sail, making it tight and clean. When we finally cracked that, it was one of the major breakthroughs because you can, of course, have too much tension and you’ll experience deformations.”
2: 20% LIGHTER AND STIFFER
The125g performance Dacronof the leading edge is also used in the strut and further accentuates the superb rigidity in the frame. In combination with the new rigid handles the connection levels feel like you're part of the wind!
Buckling under pressure is now far less of a concern and theFlux's pre-loaded leading edge and stiffened strut work sublimely well in partnership with the other design features. A new, bigger sweet spot in handling will allow you to find more control in stronger conditions, point higher into the wind, reach higher speeds and also pump with greater efficiency, which makes the wing's bottom end even more potent.
3: MULTIPLIED SEAM STRENGTH AND CLEANER AERODYNAMICS
The leading edge features a high cell count which creates a purer aerofoil, resulting in a more perfectly curved shape.
TheFluxis also designed with manymore horizontal panelsin the sail itself, distributing the load better along the warp of the fabric. From strut to tip, each seam creates a stronger line connection in the sail and takes more of the load, reducing canopy stretch.
TORRIN BRIGHT - PRODUCT MANAGER AND TEST RIDER
“We knew we were getting close when we pumped a new prototype up and it immediately looked so good on the beach. The canopy was taut and tight in places where wings can look baggy; we know this perfect tension correlates with excellent feel during gybes and tacks.
“When a wing luffs too much overhead it can push down and severely impact your technique. The draft is so clean on theFluxand we knew we were closing in on the goal of making a wing that feels as tight and nice as possible during all manoeuvres.”
4: CARBON FIBRE HANDLES WITH EVA GRIP
Ergonomically angled front and back carbon fibre handles with EVA grip provide maximum control and comfort with incredible feel and response.
The front handle mount features a soft bumper to protect your head and board during water starts.
5: FORCE FIELD PERIMETER = PRIME PERFORMANCE FOR LONGER
There is no cloak and dagger secret to theFlux’s intense high performance levels; instead our designers capitalise on having 100% access to our own factory to try new ideas and then produce as many prototypes as it takes to make products feel just right.
Positioned specifically where canopy loads are greatest, a new, stronger canopy material on the leading and trailing edges provides a force field shield around the central mainsail section.
Channelling greater forces and helping to create a cleaner foil, further advantages are the reduced stretch and the fact that theFluxwill maintain a better wing shape over its lifespan.