The Phantasm 926 front wing is a superb all-rounder, particularly if you’re focused on riding / pumping / turning in waves. Yes, it’s heavier than a lot of all-carbon set-ups, but try not to let that worry you because this is a strong build that you can ride into a few things on the sea bed and it’ll survive in tact. It’s a similar story for the Wingcraft!
While the 60 litre Wingcraft was a challenge initially, the performance benefits of superb pumping connection with the foil and its light weight assets are striking. It may take a little coercion to become friends, but now we could use this board for 90% of our sessions, in all but the very lightest of conditions. Adding a 2000 wing would help in light winds as you’d then also gain benefit of the incredible pumping efficiency of this smaller 4’8’’ Wingcraft, but of course boardstarts would initially be tricky. Either way, it’s adaptable and once you’re up, it’s all joyful.
Overall the Phantasm 926 is a standout front wing and combined with the 92cm mast will satisfy a lot of riders hoping to carry good speeds in and around waves without fear of venting. Predictable, smooth and quick enough for most situations, the way the 926 lets you easily combine heel and toe turns makes it so much fun, which at the end of the day, is all we want to find!
WINGCRAFT SIZES: 6’0’’ x 29’’ x 5.2’’ (120L) 5’6’’ x 27’’ x 4.5’’ (90L) 5’0’’ x 25’’ x 4.5’’ (75L) 4’8’’ x 24’’ x 4’’ (60L)
PHANTASM: There are a number of wing sizes in the Phantasm range, and several carbon and aluminium mast options. This video with brand manager Wyatt Miller sums things up excellently:
Read the full Slingshot Wingcraft & Phantasm foil setup review review over here in Wingsurfworld issue 06 – It’s free!
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