Control and top speed – that’s what it is all about when you want to be on the podium. The 62, 71 and 85 are designed for blasting at PWA competition speed. Also, lighter riders remain in control even when fully overpowered enabling them to get up to top speed. The brand new 85 provides better planing in light conditions. And the smallest 55 has proven its qualities on speed slalom tracks like the Defi Wind.
The new 85 produces more racing power meaning earlier planing, faster acceleration and improved gybing, as it carries more speed through the turn and exits without slowing down.
The biggest apparent difference which is easiest to spot is the new tail cut-out configuration. The first cut-out starts much further forward and the curve of the cut-outs increases towards the tail. The tail is re-designed for a more even water flow around the fin in order to provide steady fin pressure for permanent power and top speed. The thicker tail with the slightly reduced V provides the extra lift and power in light winds. The V in the front adds curve to the rail line and prevents the nose from catching in straight lines and gybes.
Five core design elements guarantee the perfect set-up for PWA racing:
DUAL TAIL OUTLINES – individually adjusted to each board size. The bottom outline features a new cut-out configuration reducing the wetted surface and creating multiple release points for low drag and high speed. The deck outline over the cut-outs is wider and due to the further outboard rear strap position the rider can load more power onto the fin for more control and speed.
TRANSFORMING VEE FLOW along the bottom – the Vee is strongly pronounced in front of the mast base, decreasing between the foot straps and opening again towards the tail. Thus, the board rides high and loose, ironing out all the chop. The transforming V results in a curvy rail line which makes gybing smoother and helps to exit the turn at full speed.
COMPACT CONCEPT – The parallel outline in the mid-section of the board maximises the planing surface at the mast base, lifting the boards onto the plane instantly.
THIN PROFILE – in the nose area reduces drag since this is the part which is affected most by the wind. This in combination with a sunken deck means we managed to keep the swing weight centred for great top end control.
DECK SHAPES – are designed to produce maximum pressure and feel totally connected and in control. The concave deck reduces the swing weight and lowers the rig position for improved control.
The 55 and 62 come with the normal Tuttlebox. The 71 and 85 feature specially reinforced boxes fitting foils with Deep Tuttle base.