Fanatic Freestyle boards 2002

Fanatic shaper Sebastian Wenzel on the new Slates: “Freestyle is not only
about early planing! We decided to indulge ourselves and combine practical and
fun features to deliver the ultimate Freestyle toys – three 100% new shapes
that not only look radical, but absolutely rip on the water!”

The new Skates were developed with the help of the proven Balanced
Shape concept, a new width/thickness ratio, creating a wider and thinner board
with obvious performance advantages: Increasing the width creates more lift
for early planing and offers more stability during manoeuvres. Decreasing the
thickness improves turning ability, control and ultimately gives a far more
lively feeling on the water. A rounder tail outline with the stretched middle
curve means tight turns are also perfectly controlled! The planing-manoeuvre
scoop line is a combination of a long flat section, with plenty of tail kick,
to guarantee mega early and constant planing with zero compromise on the radical
turning abilities. This scoop line has one other performance advantage – a top
speed potential that is surely illegal on a Freestyle board! But with the multiple
footstrap positions Speedsters or Stylers will find the right place to stand!
The even thinner manoeuvre rails and the flat deck are the perfect combination
for every slash, turn and trick! Features such as the Bat-Nose and Quattro Channels
give unbelievable grip and control in radical fin-first moves. Lightwind wave
action with the new Skates is all about early planing, big jumps and super tight
slashing turns, because Freestyle is not only about early planing!

Skate 59: “Radically easy” best describes
the new 59 Skate, just step on, watch out for the explosive acceleration and
then set the rail into a turn many waveboards couldn’t handle! 90l of pure adrenaline!

Skate 61: The all-round champ, equally at home at Garda
or on Maui, plenty of tail rocker for the tightest turns and the one board everyone
should have in their quiver! Perfect distributed 100l gives it an incredible
wind range.

Skate 64: The lightwind specialist, taking Freestyle
wind limits to even lower levels! Once instantly planing, the Skate 64 feels
way smaller than its 112l, super-loose and lively and offers top-speed and acceleration
as well as an appetite for big tricks and even bigger air!

Plus, hot off the Press: Also available for the first
time this year will be a King of the Lake edition Skate series, in the Skate
61 and 64 sizes. Due to our continued and successful co-operation with the most
famous of all Freestyle Events, The King of the Lake event at Lake Garda, we
decided to offer a limited number of super light weight versions of the Skate
61 and 64, a “King” version! These boards will have more sophisticated
materials than the standard models, therefore offering an even better
performance, with an obviously more exclusive price tag!

Design Features/Tech. Details Advantages

Balanced Shape Concept
Ensures perfect stability and balance – no matter where you stand. Unmatched
stability through same thickness proportionately from nose to tail. The
overall width on the deck is wide enough to forgive all mistakes

Planing/Manoeuvre Rocker Line
A long flat section in the middle, combined with generous tail kick, means
once instantly planing, new Skates are super loose and lively, with a
lot of top speed and drive

Manoeuvre Rails
The thin, tucked rails give great grip and control, all manoeuvres can
be performed at top speed like far smaller boards. Tucked in the tail,
round up front the nose for fin-first sliding

V-Bottom
For the smoothest ride, creates just the right amount of lift and makes
even the biggest chop feel like flat water

Bat Nose
Supports a perfect outline, great grip and control in fin-first moves,
distinctly different optic

Quattro Nose Channels
4 wheel drive traction in radical tricks, great grip and drive, channels
run from the nose through to just below the mast track, this is the area
where pressure and grip is needed in fin-first slides

Constant V Shape
Maximum in tail, for perfect control; in the nose it provides grip
in nose first tricks

Freestyle Deckshape
Aggressive Freestyle outline that has massive low end lift and drive,
for the ultimate early planing/manoeuvre combination

T-Stringer
Inserted between the tail and mast track to minimise the twist effect,
thereby ensuring a consistent and enduring scoop line; high breakage resistance

Carbon Sandwich Construction (CS)
Incredible stiffness and rigidity with an optimised weight/strength

Fanatic Skate Freestyle boards 2002

Board

Vol.

(l)

Length

(cm)

Width

(cm)

Technology

Weight (kg)

Fittings

SKATE 59

90

255

59

Carbon Sandwich

6,7

Maui Fin Co. Freestyle 26 cm, G 10, Power Box,

3 Fanatic Lycra Velcro Footstraps,

Sailsize 4.0- 6,5 m²

 

SKATE 61

100

257

61

Carbon Sandwich

6,9

Maui Fin Co. Freestyle 28 cm, G 10, Power Box,

3 Fanatic Lycra Velcro Footstraps,

Sailsize 4.5- 7,0 m²

SKATE 64

112

259

64

Carbon

Sandwich

7,4

Maui Fin Co. Freestyle 30 cm, G 10, Power Box

3 Fanatic Lycra Velcro Footstraps,

Sailsize 5.0- 7,5 m²

SKATE 61

SKATE 64 “KING EDITION”

 

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