Five boards. One epic weekend of board testing. Here are the free-wave models that rose to the top. Saturday offered 5.
Sunday he used a 4. Both days were easterly winds — second tier sailing here in the Columbia River Gorge as east winds flow in the same direction as the river's current.
In this dynamic, the Gorge's iconic swells shrink dramatically. Planing and upwind sailing performance take priority, as neither are aided by an opposing river current. In other words, real-world conditions, ideal for gathering test results that should hold true far beyond the Gorge. Housekeeping: The JP Freestyle Wave 86 tested and pictured below is a model, though only its graphics change in The Naish Starship 80 is a prototype.
Its tail design and graphics change for Length: cm Width: 59 cm Volume: 86 L. What I Liked: It made me hustle for the foot straps right off the dock. I made every maneuver I tried. My test session ended with me scratching my head. Matched against multi-fin rivals, this JP makes an exceptionally strong case for tried-and-true single fin shapes.
It out planed the fleet, ripped upwind, devoured lulls and was one of the easiest to dial in. Not bad for the least expensive board in this mix and cue kicker competitively lightweight too. Its single fin design creates a rare marriage of lightweight and less costly, thanks to just one fin box read: not three in the tail. The latter was helped by its full wood construction, which dampened chop admirably. Its single fin setup offers less grip underfoot than multi fin rivals, limiting high wind sail range.
Call What I Liked: Effortless riding, upwind prowess, and insane glide. A jibe with shoddy footwork — I planed right through.
A monstrous approaching lull — no loss of speed.Composite Collection:. For the purists out there, we have the Sky Surf.
2019 Fanatic SUP Boards
A dedicated surf foil board designed to put a completely fresh perspective on surfing - it catches waves in even the smallest of conditions. The Stubby Foil Edition is renowned for its new-school radical wave performance, combined with an incredible ease of use - designed to provide SUP, foiling and windsurfing options within the same board.
To complete the perfect foil board, you need the perfect foil, and thankfully our Aero Surf Foil takes care of this. Durable, stable and great value for money, it's everything you need for easy lift-off! The ProWave is the most radical board in our line-up. Adaptable and potent, this board is first choice for solid conditions and for riders seeking the ultimate surf experience.
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Designed to get loose and stay deep in the pocket with heaps of control, flow and a snappy, slashy style. If you're into classic longboard surfing then hang your feet on a Stylemaster! Designed for flow and style, this board paddles easily and glides insanely, whilst the wide nose provides plenty of scope for hanging toes and getting creative on the wave! From beginner to expert and from flat water to surf, the Fly is our ultimate all-rounder designed to do it all.
Available in multiple sizes and constructions, the Fly is lightweight and durable and combines effortless glide and easy wave catching. New for the Fly Eco Edition is an environmentally friendly version of the regular Fly.
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For ultimate pace and flatwater competitions the Strike sits at the top of the podium.
Blending speed and stability in a way that defies convention, the Strike is the fastest, most efficient board you can put your feet on! The Blitz is a new addition to the range designed for all-round race performance and to blitz away the competition!
An uncomplicated shape with a simple outcome; race wins in all conditions. The Falcon is our predator for downwind races. Completely redesigned for with a radical and uncompromising shape. Nothing surfs quicker and in more control than the new Falcon! Inflatable Collection:. Taking the fun on your travels has never been so easy!
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The 10'8 Fly Air Premium also comes with a windsurfing mounting, making this so much more than just a stand up paddleboard. The Fanatic Fly Air Premium 10'8 is a great allround shape for a heavier paddler, looking for slightly more volume and stability. The fantastic versatility of the Fanatic Fly Air Premium 10'8 allows paddlers to perform great in flat-water cruising with it's bigger volume equating in more much glide, comparing to the smaller 10'4 iSUP from Fanatic.
Simultaneously, the Fly Air Premium 10'8 works extremely well in small surf, with the board still having a relatively low volume meaning there is more maneuverability to ride the waves. The US Fin Box that is used on the board brings options to the paddler, being able to change the fin shape depending on the situation; something that sets the Fanatic Fly Air Premium 10'8 apart from other brands' allround iSUP range.
By utilising a second PVC layer, that is welded directly to the core layers and around the V-Drop Stitch material ensures each Fanatic Premium Air inflatable SUP is exceptionally durable and will last for years to come.
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There will be 2 sizes 45 and The Quad is the most radical Waveboard within the Fanatic range. The Falcon is the weapon of choice for all-round SUP racing. From flat water to extreme open ocean conditions, the Falcon will get you there first. The goal of our international Design and Catch barely breaking swell or fly over slower sections with power and speed — the S1 outperforms the conditions Switching effortlessly between a Freeride Windsurfer and a Foil board, it offers everything you need to just have The general concept behind the Gecko is wider, thinner and with less volume.
These attributes offer a great deal of balance and stability for easy gybing, as well as a fun responsive feeling beneath The Grip is our new all-in-one wave weapon. Set your Grip and rip! PWA Wave His speed, power, and style is built into the foundations of this board making it a premium product with limitless The Strike is a zero compromise flatwater racing hull. Short in length, the Stubby has a less curved rail line for maximum hold on the wave and through the turns.
The super wide nose gives extra stability and easy wave catching, allowing you to ride with Catch waves not worth paddling for and ride them until your legs let you down.Fanatic Jag 2019
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Couple of local lads to me like allwaves, but they all look bulky to me. Select to expand quote Foam said. Any reliable info out there The comment below yours sounds like a comment that would come from a Sunova rider. Not released yet. I tried it a few weeks ago.
Maybe call your dealer for the details but we can't put it on the www yet. Boards are starting to get released in stores now new shape from last year's model and change in length for the larger boards Pics from ocean addicts. Select to expand quote colas said. Pros know that a glossy finish is slower Select to expand quote jdm said. Mmm, how do the all waves look? Do you have them yet?
In most stores now. Some of the dimensions: 7'6" x Anyone rode the 8'9" ? Recently got the 8'8" and love it. At 91 kg and fairly unfit I find my sessions are a little shorter compared to riding my 8 8 speeed and my legs work a fair bit more Abit more volume in this years model l v's l and wider Select to expand quote Fepsi said. Yes, the is considerably more stable. Here you go. Airton surfs exactly how I feel on a wave. Only thing is I'm just holding on for dear life with my toes can't wait to try the new model!
Select to expand quote BrisKites said. Fepsi said. Just lost a bit of float, any comparison to starboard pro 8,3 starboard pro Vs prowave 8,5. Are they still a pvc wrap or more like a custom layup glass job.The rocker is designed for speed. The longer outline gives the DaBomb a balanced feel and allows you to easily get out through whitewater. We took a traditional, longer outline and a forgiving, early-planing rocker and added select modern features, like a cutoff tail for easier jibing.
The shorter the board, the faster it spins. Fabien cut the nose and tail off the Twister, and Anthony was able to pull radical tricks in the testing. We wanted to make a faster Rocket, so we made it shorter, wider, thinner.
The end result is a marriage of freeride and speed: fast in the straights, soft to ride and easy to jibe. The Rocket offers the easy freedom of windsurfing. The Rocket works with any kind of sail, from a no-cam wave sail to full-cam freeride. Easy to use, and accessibly priced, the Bullitt is the perfect board for new windsurfers or as a family board that the kids can learn on and mum and dad can use as well.
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