Operator 1050 Front Wing
Operator 1050 Front Wing
Operator 1050 Front Wing

Operator 1050 Front Wing

Regular price$1,325.00
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 The Operator series was created to provide the highest possible efficiency across the widest possible range. Every element was tuned for perfect control and natural response while on and between waves. The instant you lift off the water, you’ll feel the acceleration and control honed by two of unrelenting development and testing.

The Operator 1050 feels like a cheat code for converting wave energy to speed and staying on foil longer. The wing is permanently mounted to the stainless steel section of our fuselage for a rock solid, streamlined connection, while the ultra stiff, light, low-drag mast; cutting edge stabilizer; and forged carbon fuselage extension, make for a low-profile wave assassin. 

The 1050 is the ultimate do-everything foil for the intermediate rider. It's supernatural abilities in the surf cross-over to ultimate freeride performance under wing power. 

Massive Range 

The profile design and wing planform provide an unprecedented combination of low end lift and high speed efficiency. Paired with the new Ahi tails you’ll be getting on foil sooner, making more connections, and riding waves that will make your mother question her parenting choices.

Precision Response & Control

The system has been iteratively designed and tuned to make the smallest bump your portal to the flow state, while keeping you in control when things get fast and steep. 

Built to Last

The wing’s composite layup is engineered by Peter Lederer, drawing on decades of experience making reliable, high performance carbon parts. Weight and stiffness has been balanced to optimize your sensation of connection to the energy of moving water.

Tail Selection

The Large Ahi Stabilizer pairs best with the Operator 1050. It combines perfectly balanced turning performance and pitch control across the entire speed range with an unbelievable combination of low end glide and high speed stability.

More details

    • QR Code based shim system and simple tuning guide for easy setup
    • Includes wing cover and 3 x 22mm M6 Torx bolts
    • Surface Area: 1050cm², Span: 90cm, Aspect Ratio: 7.7

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Flight Design

As Omen’s first foil, we wanted the Operator to exceed expectations in the widest range of applications. Extensive testing, iterative design, and feedback from all levels of rider increased our understanding of the interaction between various aspects of the design, and how they create the sensations felt while riding. This open mindset enabled us to optimize performance while mitigating compromises. 

Stall speed and angle, minimum power requirement, cruising speed, and top speed stability were focal points of the airfoil design. Everything from light wind ocean swell on a downwind SUP to well overhead waves are well within the Operator’s comfort zone. Choosing what foil to ride is easier than ever.

Turning Performance

Another central design goal was to maximize glide without compromising roll response. Pushing the wingspan out to 90cm for efficiency, it was clear that a unique design would be required to keep turning feeling natural. Through many iterations, the variables contributing to roll response have been teased out and incorporated into the profile of the Operator. The 1050 strikes a natural feeling balance between unreactive and over-tuned.

The next problem with the higher aspect design was wingtip breaches in hard carves or sailing upwind through waves. Investigation of this phenomena led to the discovery that the combination of upturned wingtips and certain airfoil pressure distributions mitigate unpredictable loss of control during breaching. Adjusting these factors led to the ventilation resistance and minimal control change characteristic of the final variation of the Operator design. This is a wing you can push to your limit with confidence. 

forged carbon fiber fuselage made in USA

Streamlined Fuselage

Foils fly at a positive angle of attack at low speed and transition through neutral to a negative angle at high speed. Because of this, the fuselage has a much greater impact on drag than conventionally thought. Since the primary goal of the operator series was to achieve the greatest possible efficiency over the widest possible range, the shape and size of the fuselage is as streamlined and small as possible. 

Using 316 stainless steel for the highest load areas and forged carbon fiber for the stiffness critical extension, the Operator maintains an ultra low profile and glides further across an unprecedented range of speeds.

This efficiency combined with the low drag connections and fairings created a positive feedback loop. Since the tail doesn’t need to provide as much stabilizing downforce, more efficient designs can be used. This further reduces the system’s overall drag and stabilization requirement. The end result is greater glide, easier takeoff, and less effort in pumping without sacrificing control at high speed.