La HAWK est une wing suit qui maximise l’agilité et la manoeuvrabilité aussi bien en Skydive qu’en BASE. Elle offre un lift important, sur le ventre comme sur le dos, aux pilotes de niveau intermédiaire ou confirmé
With the Hawk, we were looking to design a suit that maximizes manoeuvrability and agility in the skydiving and BASE environments.
By maximising the pilot’s abilities to perform rolls, flips and precision carving from both back and belly with smooth transitions, the Hawk allows the pilot to creatively express their flying style.
While extremely maneuverable, the Hawk still provides the lift and power while flying on your back or belly, to allow dynamic acrobatics without dropping out or sacrificing excess altitude. The result is a really fun, very fast and powerful freestyle acrobatic wingsuit designed for intermediate to expert level pilots. We look forward to your comments and questions.
The high performance and maneuverability of the Hawk was achieved by building upon the already successful Verso platform. We increased the surface area of the arms, extended the leg wing, adjusted the profile and sweep of the arm wing to maximise speed.
Additionally, in classic S-Fly style, there are no grippers allowing free wrist and hand movement.
The inflation and pressurization of the Hawk is where we feel the suit really stands apart in the modern wingsuit market. The suit remains inflated while transitioning through all maneuvers and positions, but with a smooth unhindered feel. This smooth and consistent inflation of the Hawk is powered by the specific design and placement of the inlets and the four independently fed elements of the wing.
The Hawk’s arm and leg wings are fully pressurized in flight. The two arm wings are fed by wide mesh valves located along its leading edge. The leg wing is fed by three pronounced and reinforced inlets located on the front and three on the back. This system ensures optimum distribution and pressurization while minimizing drag in all positions.
The “body” is comprised of a single cell that runs from the chest, down the circumference of the legs and to the ankles. The “body » is an evolution of the original mono-wing design from S-Fly. We found, through our extensive testing phase, that this design allows unique and total freedom to move the pelvis, giving the pilot unencumbered and precise lateral movement without compromising performance. Through the mesh valves located on the arms, and two inlets placed high on the back, the “body” is effectively inflated while flying on the back and belly.
The Hawk is constructed with Parapack light which is much lighter, has the same aerodynamic properties and is equally durable to normal parapack. We were surprised just how light and strong the fabric feels and how much faster it feels in comparison to other fabrics used during the prototype phase.
Arm zip release
Textured BASE soles
One more word…
The Hawk is an easy wingsuit to pilot, with so much more power. I feel like a kid with a new toy! This suit is amazing”!
Fred Fugen / Soul Flyers