Fury Max Review – Our Opinion
It’s true; the Fury Max is currently the fastest speedwing on the market and still seems stable enough. It’s also very steep with trims open. The trim travel is shorter then on Mirages or Rapidos, but you can fly the Fury Max really well on the bridge and on the C-Risers. You can get sooo much more glide out of it when pulling down the bridge around 10cm. On the 10m Fury Max you can pull about 15cm on the bridge before reaching the stallpoint. For riding you can perfectly control it with the toggles, it’s great fun riding it fast. It’s a very playful wing, also on the ground.
The Fury Max feels 1-2m smaller then an Mirage or a Rapido in the same size. It’s crazy! And the flat area is very similiar, it’s only a tiny bit smaller then a Rapido 9 and Mirage 2 RS 9.5. The Fury Max reacts super quick to any input; weight shift, toggles, C-Risers and bridge. It’s not a wing for toggle monkeys. You need some experience in flying small wings before you go on a Fury Max.
We recommend not flying it to small. It’s fast as f…and feels really small anyway. Flying and riding very slow it’s not it’s strength. A Spitfire 2+ you can ride much slower and it’s also much easier to land in a tight spot to keep on riding.
The Fury Max also needs a more active pilot while riding then a Spit2. If you let the lines go slack, it collapses rather quickly. But it’s still much easier to ride then a Rapido 3 and a Mirage 2 RS.
What’s amazing on the Fury Max is how it converts speed into lift, when pulling on the rear risers or the bridge. This ability to climb combined with the roll and agility makes it a perfect wing for flying low barrel rolls. It barrels like no other wing! On the toggles it’s completely different, you lose the speed super quick and it doesn’t make much lift on the toggles, at least with trims open. If you make a swoop, using the bridge vs the toggles make a huge difference on this wing. If you are not piloting this wing on the rears or on the bridge, you only use 30% of this wings potential.
The Fury Max has a very thin airfoil with not much camber, that’s why i flies so fast. The downside is it also doesn’t make much lift. It needs much more speed on take off then a Rapido or a Mirage RS 2. So again, to foot-launch it, don’t take it too small and look for a steep take off with headwind.
On take off the Fury Max likes a bit of an impulse. If you start skiing on a flat slope with tailwind you will find it sooo much easier with a Spitfire. If you start with an impulse, it shoots up like a rocket. You need to catch it for sure! In flat terrain we recommend holding the A-Risers for inflating.
- Very quick barrel rolls
- Big range between dive and glide
- Very reactive to toggle and weightshift inputs
- Crazy fast and still safe and collapse stable
- Amazing conversion from speed into lift for a riding wing
- Cheaper then others
Good to know
- heavy construction, not ideal for riding very slow
- more difficult to ride then a Spitfire 2+
- very sensitiv in all axis, for advanced pilots
- No color choice, it depends on size
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